Coronavirus Update: New cases continue to decline, deaths remain high

The Gist: New cases of coronavirus continue to decline this week. While the number is still elevated over the previous spike in July, the state is seeing a significant drop in new cases.

However, that trend is not continuing when it comes to COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations. Deaths were at an all time high in Georgia Tuesday, when the state reported 169 new coronavirus deaths. Wednesday saw 149 new deaths reported.

Hospitalizations remain elevated. There were 305 new hospitalizations reported Wednesday.

The Numbers: Here are the COVID-19 numbers for Wednesday as reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Confirmed Cases Today:5,772
Positive Rapid Result Cases Today:2,719
Confirmed Deaths Today:149
Hospitalizations Today:305
Total Confirmed Cases:695,400
Total Positive Rapid Results:141,249
Total Confirmed Deaths:11,411
Total Probable Coronavirus Deaths:1,367
Total Hospitalizations:47,311
Total ICU Admissions:8,041
Average Number of New Cases Per Day5,893
Hospital Bed Capacity85.8%
ICU Bed Capacity92.2%
Emergency Room Capacity63%
Adult Ventilator Capacity44.9%

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