Weekly Georgia COVID-19 update: 1,234,672 confirmed cases, 23,077 deathsFILE PHOTO USED FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES: Maria Bachman, an 8th grade science teacher for City Schools of Decatur performs a hands-on experiment using a candle to show the difference in airflow through several types of cloth used in masks. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Atlanta, GA — The state of Georgia as of Oct. 6 has recorded 1,234,672 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 23,077 confirmed deaths. As of Oct. 6, there have been 82,092 hospitalizations, 12,976 ICU admissions, 358,968 antigen positive cases, and 3,743 probable deaths.
The Georgia Department of Public Health announced the case numbers reported today are artificially low due to a technical issue with processing electronic lab reports overnight. About 2,500 additional cases should have been reported in today’s update. The issue has been resolved by DPH’s data team, however, tomorrow’s case counts will be elevated to incorporate the numbers not included today. Only the case counts were affected, not hospitalizations or deaths, according to a press release.
In DeKalb County, there have been 77,640 cases and 1,133 deaths. In Fulton County, there have been 108,783 cases and 1,543 deaths.
Sept. 18 was the deadliest COVID-19 day in Georgia so far. There were 190 deaths recorded that day. The state recorded 158 deaths on Oct. 6. Last Wednesday, the seven-day moving average of deaths was 93.4 deaths per day. On Oct. 6, it was 107.4 deaths per day.
Here are the weekly statistics since Feb. 3, 2021:
Week of Sept. 29: 1,219,318 confirmed cases, 22,354 deaths
Week of Sept. 22: 1,200,327 confirmed cases, 21,709 deaths
Week of Sept. 15: 1,173,584 confirmed cases, 20,971 deaths
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 Oct. 6, DeKalb County reported a two-week average of 333 cases per 100,000 people. On Sept. 20, DeKalb County reported a two-week average of 352 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 Oct. 6 is 6.9 percent. On Sept. 29, it was 7.4 percent.
Fulton County is reporting an average of 258 cases per 100,000 people over the last two weeks as of Oct. 6. Last week, it was 350 cases per 100,000. The positivity rate in Fulton County is 6.2 percent. A week ago, it was 7.3 percent.
The state of Georgia has administered about 10.7 million vaccines as of Oct. 6. According to the state, 48 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:
– 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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