GA Coronavirus: 1,962 New COVID-19 Cases, 206 Probable Cases

Jim Massara
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ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Public Health in Atlanta reported a total of 386,949 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. According to the health department’s website, that includes 1,962 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. In addition, Georgia reported 206 new antigen-positive cases over the last 24 hours, which are considered to be probable cases of COVID-19.

Georgia has reported 8,462 deaths so far from COVID-19, with one more confirmed death recorded in the last 24 hours. Georgia also reported 495 probable deaths since the pandemic started from COVID-19. These probable deaths include fatalities with indirect evidence of COVID-19.

Georgia reported 33,241 hospitalizations — 25 more than the day before — and 6,225 admissions so far to intensive-care units. The percentage of ICU beds in use statewide dropped to 78.7 percent of capacity, but not all of these beds are being used by COVID-19 patients. About 27 percent of total ventilators available in Georgia are currently in use.

Coronavirus statistics posted over the weekend are typically lower than they might be otherwise because of lags in reporting.

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

Counties in or near metro Atlanta and other metropolitan areas continue to have the highest number of positives tests for the coronavirus, with Fulton County still in the lead.

  1. Fulton County: 33,935 cases — 138 new

  2. Gwinnett County: 33,509 cases — 172 new

  3. Cobb County: 24,007 cases — 137 new

  4. DeKalb County: 23,634 cases — 163 new

  5. Hall County: 11,481 cases — 38 new

  6. Chatham County: 9,994 — 16 new

  7. Clayton County: 9,094— 46 new

  8. Richmond County: 8,783 — 47 new

  9. Cherokee County: 8,133 — 52 new

  10. Bibb County: 7,006 — 32 new

Counties in or near metro Atlanta also continue to have the most deaths from COVID-19.

  1. Fulton County: 651 deaths

  2. Cobb County: 482 deaths

  3. Gwinnett County: 473 deaths

  4. DeKalb County: 425 deaths

  5. Bibb County: 213 deaths

  6. Chatham County: 198 deaths

  7. Dougherty County: 196 deaths

  8. Richmond County: 192 deaths

  9. Hall County: 188 deaths

  10. Clayton County: 188 deaths

All Georgia statistics are available on the state's COVID-19 website.

Globally, more than 54.2 million people have tested positive for COVID-19, and more than 1.31 million people have died from it, Johns Hopkins University reported Sunday.

In the United States, nearly 11 million people have been infected and nearly 246,000 people have died from COVID-19 as of Sunday. The U.S. has only about 4 percent of the world's population but more confirmed cases and deaths than any other country.

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This article originally appeared on the Loganville-Grayson Patch