Coronavirus

Tracking COVID-19 In Georgia

A police officer directs cars into a coronavirus testing facility at Georgia Tech on April 6 in Atlanta. The testing is by appointment only and requires a referral.
A police officer directs cars into a coronavirus testing facility at Georgia Tech on April 6 in Atlanta. The testing is by appointment only and requires a referral.
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Updated Aug. 7 at 3:48 p.m.

This page collects the latest information on COVID-19 case counts, hospitalizations and deaths compiled from a variety of sources to provide an up-to-date look at how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Georgia. 

As of Aug. 7, state officials have confirmed 209,004 cases, 4,117 deaths, 20,282 hospitalizations and 3,700 ICU admissions related to COVID-19.

Related: The latest coverage of the coronavirus pandemic from WABE News.

Newly confirmed COVID-19 cases

This chart shows the number of new coronavirus infections confirmed each day, based on figures released daily by the Georgia Department of Public Health. The seven-day average line smooths out variations caused by how the data is reported (i.e. fewer cases are reported on weekends).

Looking at the change in new cases from day to day shows how many new cases of COVID-19 are being found each day by public health officials, which is a rough indication of how the pandemic is trending.

 

Cases by county population

This map shows the total number of coronavirus infections confirmed in each county in Georgia, based on figures released daily by the Georgia Department of Public Health. Not all counties have the same number of residents, so a number of cases in a small county would have a larger proportional impact than the same number in a much larger county.

The larger and darker the circle, the larger the impact the coronavirus has had in a county.

Related: Dig deeper into the COVID-19 pandemic with our podcast, “Did You Wash Your Hands?”

Active hospitalizations

This chart shows the number of people currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state of Georgia, based on figures released daily by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. The agency began reporting hospitalizations by day on May 1. It does not include people suspected to have COVID-19.

The higher the number of hospitalizations, the larger the burden COVID-19 patients are putting on the state’s health care system.

 

Newly confirmed COVID-19 deaths

This chart shows the number of new coronavirus-related deaths confirmed each day, based on figures released daily by the Georgia Department of Public Health. The seven-day average line smooths out variations caused by how the data is reported (i.e. fewer deaths are reported on weekends).

Looking at the change from day to day shows how many new deaths of COVID-19 are being found each day by public health officials, which is a rough indication of how the pandemic is trending.

 

Questions about this page? Email us at COVID19@wabe.org.

This page was created by Lauren Booker, Maegan Smith and Sam Whitehead.

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