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WalletHub

A recent study shows Georgia ranks last in the nation in providing healthcare to its residents.

WalletHub, a personal finance organization, measured a number of factors and found that Georgia ranked last for healthcare accessibility and 47th in terms of healthcare outcomes.

Jill Gonzalez, a WalletHub analyst, explains why.

Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is signing into law a new measure providing additional legal protections to police officers. Critics say the measure is flawed and out of step with nationwide efforts to make officers more accountable for their actions. House Bill 838 creates a new crime: bias- motivated intimidation.

A Georgia school district will begin the year entirely online after more than 90 staff members were quarantined due to possible coronavirus exposure or infection.

Barrow County Schools officials announced Wednesday that the district about 50 miles northeast of Atlanta would abandon plans to have both in-person classes and distance learning when the school year begins Aug. 17.

Brynn Anderson / AP

Democrats are asking a federal judge to order Georgia election officials to take steps to prevent long lines at the polls on Election Day. A lawsuit filed Thursday in Atlanta alleges that the causes of long lines that have forced Georgians to wait hours to vote during multiple elections “are directly traceable” to election officials.

Coronavirus Cases in Georgia Top 200,000

Aug 5, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Confirmed cases for Covid-19 in Georgia have reached a new milestone today. 

The Georgia Department of Public Health reports that there are 3,817 confirmed cases, bringing the total to over 200,000. Deaths are also nearing a milestone today, as 65 deaths bring the total to almost 4,000. There have also been 362 new hospitalizations.

 

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