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College towns across the U.S. have emerged as virus hot spots in recent weeks as schools struggle to contain the virus. In many cases, surges have been blamed in off-campus parties. An Associated Press analysis found that among the 50 large U.S. counties with the highest percentages of student residents, 20 have consistently reported higher virus rates than their states. 

COVID-19 Cases in Georgia

Sep 14, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

There were 1,055 new cases reported today and 20 deaths in the state of Georgia. The total is now just over 295,000 cases and approximately 6,353 deaths. There were also 25 hospitalizations due to the virus today.

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency reported on September 14th that a little under half of the state’s total ER beds are now in use. 80.1% of critical care beds are in use, and about 76.5% of general inpatient beds are also occupied. Only 31.4% of adult ventilators are in use now, a decrease from last week.


This Labor Day Holiday is a time to celebrate American workers. But this year it’s also a time to take a look at how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the job numbers are improving in Georgia and the rest of the nation, the unemployment rate is still much higher than normal.

The personal finance website WalletHub conducted a survey of American workers regarding their concerns.

Kemp extends COVID-19 orders as cases fall in Georgia

Sep 1, 2020
Madeline Cook / Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Georgia's governor is extending the two main executive orders that govern Georgia's response to COVID-19. Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday signed a 15-day extension of an order mandating requirements on social distancing and bans gatherings of more than 50 people. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Local and state cumulative Coronavirus cases are still rising steadily, even though Monday’s reported cases are lower than last week’s numbers. There were 1,523 new cases reported today and 28 deaths. The total is now over 270,000 cases and approximately 5,632 deaths. There were only 32 hospitalizations due to the virus Monday.