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|
|Total Confirmed Cases:||695,400|
|Total Positive Rapid Results:||141,249|
|Total Confirmed Deaths:||11,411|
|Total Probable Coronavirus Deaths:||1,367|
|Total ICU Admissions:||8,041|
|Average Number of New Cases Per Day||5,893|
|Hospital Bed Capacity||85.8%|
|ICU Bed Capacity||92.2%|
|Emergency Room Capacity||63%|
|Adult Ventilator Capacity||44.9%|