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Weekly Georgia COVID-19 update: 1,173,584 confirmed cases, 20,971 deaths

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Weekly Georgia COVID-19 update: 1,173,584 confirmed cases, 20,971 deaths

Emily Warden, RN takes a specimen at the DeKalb County Board of Health COVID-19 testing site located in the parking lot of Rehoboth Baptist Church in Tucker, July 21, 2020. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Atlanta, GA — The state of Georgia as of Sept. 15 has recorded 1,173,584 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20,971 confirmed deaths. As of Sept. 15, there have been 77,118 hospitalizations, 12,468 ICU admissions, 340,086 antigen positive cases, and 3,292 probable deaths.

In DeKalb County, there have been 73,346 cases and 1,064 deaths. In Fulton County, there have been 103,992 cases and 1,457 deaths.

Feb. 12 was the deadliest COVID-19 day in Georgia so far. There were 186 deaths recorded that day. The state recorded 166 deaths on Sept. 15. Last Wednesday, the seven-day moving average of deaths was 70.7 deaths per day. On Sept. 15, it was 96.3 deaths per day.

Here are the weekly statistics since Feb. 3, 2021:

Week of Sept. 8: 1,140,068 confirmed cases, 20,298 deaths

Week of Sept. 1: 1,097,709 confirmed cases, 19,806 deaths

Week of Aug. 25: 1,048,892 confirmed cases, 19,364 deaths

Week of Aug. 18: 1,005,806 confirmed cases, 19,087 deaths

Week of Aug. 11: 972,513 confirmed cases, 18,912 deaths

Week of Aug 4: 945,888 confirmed cases, 18,764 deaths

Week of July 28: 926,707 confirmed cases, 18,691 deaths

Week of July 21: 914,984 confirmed cases, 18,644 deaths

Week of July 14: 909,082 confirmed cases, 18,591 deaths

Week of July 7: 905,494 confirmed cases, 18,541 deaths

Week of June 30: 903,423 confirmed cases, 18,496 deaths

Week of June 23: 901,723 confirmed cases, 18,426 deaths

Week of June 16: 900,067 confirmed cases, 18,348 deaths

Week of June 9: 898,381 confirmed cases, 18,226 deaths

Week of June 2: 896,622 confirmed cases; 18,085 deaths

Week of May 26: 894,445 confirmed cases; 17,986 deaths

Week of May 19: 891,502 confirmed cases; 17,849 deaths

Week of May 12: 887,979 confirmed cases, 17,750 deaths

Week of May 5: 883,418 confirmed cases, 17,625 deaths

Week of April 28: 877,816 confirmed cases, 17,486 deaths

Week of April 21: 871,460 confirmed cases, 17,272 deaths

Week of April 14: 864,895 confirmed cases, 17,072 deaths

Week of April 7: 858,268 confirmed cases, 16,827 deaths

Week of March 31: 852,395 confirmed cases, 16,607 deaths

Week of March 24: 845,560 confirmed cases, 16,257 deaths

Week of March 17: 838,570 confirmed cases, 15,997 deaths

Week of March 10: 831,271 confirmed cases, 15,706 deaths

Week of March 3: 823,008 confirmed cases, 15,349 deaths

Week of Feb. 24: 810,473 confirmed cases, 14,882 deaths

Week of Feb. 17: 796,547 confirmed cases, 14,254 deaths

Week of Feb. 10: 780,494 confirmed cases, 13,599 deaths

Week of Feb 3: 759,228 confirmed cases, 12,907 deaths

As of Sept. 15, DeKalb County reported a two-week average of 491 cases per 100,000 people. On Sept. 8, DeKalb County reported a two-week average of 529 cases per 100,000 people. The positivity rate is the percentage of positive results per tests given, and in DeKalb County, the average positivity rate for the last two weeks as of Sept. 15 is 10.5 percent. On Sept. 8, it was 11 percent.

Fulton County is reporting an average of 481 cases per 100,000 people over the last two weeks as of Sept. 15. Last week, it was 533 cases per 100,000. The positivity rate in Fulton County is 10 percent. A week ago, it was 11.1 percent.

The state of Georgia has administered about 10.1 million vaccines as of Sept. 15. According to the state, 46 percent of Georgia residents are fully vaccinated.

To schedule a vaccine, visit https://myvaccinegeorgia.com/ or visit https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/covid-vaccination-site to find a vaccination site.

To City Schools of Decatur’s COVID-19 dashboard and summaries of all cases, click here.

To see the COVID-19 case reports for Atlanta Public Schools click here.

To see the COVID-19 case reports for DeKalb County Schools, click here.

The DeKalb County Board of Health is offering COVID-19 testing. To sign up for a test, click here.

Some drugstores such as CVS or Walgreens also offer COVID-19 testing but have varied waiting and result times and particular qualifications for each site. You may also be able to get tested at your doctor’s office.

The state of Georgia has a coronavirus hotline.

According to the Department of Public Health, “If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility. Hotline: (844) 442-2681.”

Coronavirus symptoms can appear two to 14 days after exposure and include:

– Fever

– Cough

– Shortness of breath

The CDC says the following symptoms require emergency medical attention:

– Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

– Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

– New confusion or inability to arouse

– Bluish lips or face

Here are the recommendations on coronavirus prevention from the DeKalb County Board of Health:

– Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others.

– Wear a mask in public.

– Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

– Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

– Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

– Stay home when you are sick.

– Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.

– Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For more information from the Centers for Disease Control, click here.

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