The Gist: Georgia’s daily average for coronavirus cases has dropped below where it was at the height of the summer peak, but there are still about 3,200 new cases per day. This is down from 7,396 new cases per day in early January.
The number of deaths has not dropped as drastically. As of Feb. 9. about 100 people per day are dying from coronavirus in Georgia. In January, that number was 117 deaths per day.
The Numbers: Below are the coronavirus statistics for Feb. 9 as provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health.
|Confirmed Cases Today:||2,633|
|Positive Rapid Result Cases Today:||1,292|
|Confirmed Deaths Today:||123|
|Total Confirmed Cases:||778,049|
|Total Positive Rapid Results:||169,367|
|Total Confirmed Deaths:||13,481|
|Total Probable Coronavirus Deaths:||1,820|
|Total ICU Admissions:||8,651|
|Average Number of New Cases Per Day||3,288|
|Hospital Bed Capacity||83.6%|
|ICU Bed Capacity||84%|
|Emergency Room Capacity||57.7%|
|Adult Ventilator Capacity||38.6%|
The Map: You’ll notice the map is looking less and less red as the number of new cases continues to decline in Georgia.
Questions: Did Super Bowl gatherings put Georgia’s gains against COVID-19 at risk? We should know in two weeks whether or not Georgian’s listened to health experts on Super Bowl Sunday.