Fri. Sep 25th, 2020

Georgia Sets Record For Most Coronavirus Deaths In A Day

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday that certain businesses in the state would be able to reopen this week in a "small step forward" out of the social distancing measures meant to mitigate the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Georgia set a new record on Tuesday when it recorded its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 125 new deaths, the Department of Public Health reported.

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported a total of 222,588 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday. That’s 3,563 more than was reported at the same time Monday.

Georgia also reported 4,351 deaths so far from COVID-19, 125 more than reported Monday. In addition, the state reported 21,031 hospitalizations — 355 more than the day before — and 3,832 total admissions to intensive care units.

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

Counties in or near metro Atlanta continue to have the highest number of positive test results, with Fulton County continuing to lead the state.

  • Fulton County: 20,874 cases
  • Gwinnett County: 20,328 cases
  • DeKalb County: 14,292 cases
  • Cobb County: 14,006 cases
  • Hall County: 6,206 cases

Counties in or near metro Atlanta also continue to have the most deaths from COVID-19. The lone exception is Dougherty County, the site of Georgia’s first major outbreak.

  • Fulton County: 445 deaths
  • Cobb County: 323 deaths
  • Gwinnett County: 272 deaths
  • DeKalb County: 242 deaths
  • Dougherty County: 172 deaths

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

Photographs are Courtesy: AP

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