Coronavirus Cases in Georgia

Aug 18, 2020
Earl Neikirk, AP

There are now more than 241-thousand confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Georgia, which is currently one of only two states with over 20% of their inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients. Of the 14,706 beds reported available in the state of Georgia, 3,456 of them, or roughly 24.11% are occupied by COVID-19 patients as of August 14th, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coronavirus numbers Monday were much lower than the numbers from last week. There were only 1,843 new cases reported today and 25 deaths. The total is now more than 238,000 cases and approximately 4,727 deaths. There were also 46 hospitalizations due to the virus Monday.




Georgia COVID-19 Numbers Among Highest

Aug 14, 2020
Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

On Sunday, the White House Coronavirus Task Force voiced concerns that Georgia was not doing enough to combat the spread of Covid-19. They cited a “widespread and expanding community virus spread”, and recommended that a statewide mask mandate be put into effect.

Number of COVID-19 Cases in Georgia Lower Monday

Aug 10, 2020
Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

Coronavirus rates were on the lower side Monday. There were 2,440 cases and 32 deaths in Georgia. This brings the total cases to nearly 220,000 and deaths to 4,229. 48 people were also hospitalized Monday.


UGA Plans to Begin Surveillance Testing for COVID-19 Monday

Aug 7, 2020

The University of Georgia's Health Center will begin its goal of testing 24,000 asymptomatic faculty, staff and students for COVID-19 on Monday.

The health center’s voluntary surveillance testing program is designed to identify asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers ahead of the return to campus in late August.