The Gist: The spread of coronavirus continues to decline in Georgia, and this week the number of deaths per day appears to be declining as well.
The number of deaths in a single day hit a record high Jan. 19, with 162 people succumbing from the virus. The 7-day average for deaths that day was 117. Today, there were 53 deaths reported and the 7-day- average is 109.
The record number of new cases in a single day was Jan. 8, when a whopping 10,386 new confirmed cases were reported. The 7-day average for new cases that day was 6,429. Today, there were 3,559 new cases reported and the 7-day average has dropped to 5,366.
While the numbers are encouraging, they are still much higher than they were in the state’s initial coronavirus surge over the summer.
The Numbers: Below are today’s coronavirus numbers as provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health.
|Confirmed Cases Today:||3,559|
|Positive Rapid Result Cases Today:||561|
|Confirmed Deaths Today:||53|
|Total Confirmed Cases:||722,062|
|Total Positive Rapid Results:||148,766|
|Total Confirmed Deaths:||11,854|
|Total Probable Coronavirus Deaths:||1,449|
|Total ICU Admissions:||8,203|
|Average Number of New Cases Per Day||5,366|
|Hospital Bed Capacity||83.5%|
|ICU Bed Capacity||89.7%|
|Emergency Room Capacity||57.1%|
|Adult Ventilator Capacity||43.1%|
The Map: Below is the map of coronavirus spread by county. The darker colors mean more cases of coronavirus. It may still look like a lot of red areas, but this is an improvement over previous weeks.