589 Hospitalized In 5 Days, 1,800 New Coronavirus Cases In GA

Michael O'Connell

ATLANTA, GA — There are more than 1,800 new cases of the coronavirus in Georgia since Friday, according to statistics released Saturday by the state's health department, bringing the state's total to 63,809.

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported six additional coronavirus-related deaths since Friday, raising the total number of deaths to 2,642 statewide.

As of Saturday afternoon, 9,837 Georgians have been hospitalized, with 2,140 patients in the intensive care unit. For comparison, the state tracking site confirmed on June 15 that there were 61,840 cases of the coronavirus with 2,617 deaths and 9,248 hospitalizations.

That is an increase of 589 new hospitalizations in the past five days.

No information is available from Georgia about how many patients have recovered.

Georgia has tested 826,711 people so far, including both viral and antibody testing. So far, 65,956— or about 8 percent — have tested positive.

Counties in or near metro Atlanta continue to have the highest number of cases:

  • Gwinnett County: 6,043 confirmed cases
  • Fulton County: 5,444 confirmed cases
  • DeKalb County: 4,666 confirmed cases
  • Cobb County: 3,841 confirmed cases
  • Hall County: 2,922 confirmed cases

Saturday's statistics also identify 1,850 cases of COVID-19 as from "unknown" counties, with 3,140 cases counted as "Non-Georgia Resident."

Counties in or near metro Atlanta also continue to have the highest number of deaths, with the exception of Dougherty County, the site of the state's first major outbreak and where Albany is the county seat.

  • Fulton County: 304 deaths
  • Cobb County: 229 deaths
  • Gwinnett County: 162 deaths
  • DeKalb County: 165 deaths
  • Dougherty County: 151 deaths

Globally, more than 8.6 million people have been infected by COVID-19, and over 460,000 people have died, Johns Hopkins University reported Saturday morning. In the United States, more than 2.2 million people have been infected and over 119,000 people have died from COVID-19.

This article originally appeared on the Atlanta Patch