Coronavirus Update: Georgia sets new record for deaths in one day

The Gist: Georgia set another grim record today, topping its daily coronavirus death toll for the second time this week. The number of deaths from COVID-19 reported today was 159.

The seven day average for deaths is also at an all time high of 99 deaths per day. Below is a chart showing the skyrocketing numbers of deaths from the virus in Georgia.

In addition to the death toll, hospitalizations continue to be elevated. The state reported 315 new hospitalizations today.

The Numbers: Below are today’s coronavirus numbers as provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Confirmed Cases Today:7,394
Positive Rapid Result Cases Today:2,759
Confirmed Deaths Today:159
Hospitalizations Today:315
Total Confirmed Cases:668,068
Total Positive Rapid Results:133,062
Total Confirmed Deaths:10,878
Total Probable Coronavirus Deaths:1,260
Total Hospitalizations:46,208
Total ICU Admissions:7,919
Average Number of New Cases Per Day6,858
Hospital Bed Capacity87%
ICU Bed Capacity91.5%
Emergency Room Capacity64.5%
Adult Ventilator Capacity44.7%

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