ATLANTA, GA — While Georgia’s death rate from the coronavirus remains relatively low, the number of new cases continues to trend up, according to figures released Tuesday by the health department.
More than 1,600 new positive COVID-19 tests have been tallied in Georgia in the last 24 hours. The state’s seven-day moving average for positives — that is, the average of positives from the last week, which more accurately represents a trend — is 1,597.4, the highest it’s been since Sept. 23.
GEORGIA CORONAVIRUS STATISTICS FOR OCT. 27, 2020
The Georgia Department of Public Health in Atlanta reported a total of 353,372 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. According to the health department’s website, that includes 1,623 newly confirmed cases over the last 24 hours.
Georgia also reported 7,844 deaths so far from COVID-19, with 18 more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. In addition, the state reported 31,256 hospitalizations — 169 more than the day before — and 5,859 admissions so far to intensive-care units.
Statistics following a weekend tend to be smaller because of lags in reporting and don’t necessarily reflect larger trends. They usually catch up by Tuesday or Wednesday.
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, with Fulton County still in the lead and exceeding 31,000 positives on Tuesday.
- Fulton County: 31,038 cases — 112 new
- Gwinnett County: 30,489 cases — 106 new
- Cobb County: 21,867 cases — 53 new
- DeKalb County: 21,101 cases — 52 new
- Hall County: 10,658 cases — 53 new
- Chatham County: 9,406 — 64 new
- Clayton County: 8,200 — 32 new
- Richmond County: 7,941 — 15 new
- Cherokee County: 7,082 — 25 new
- Bibb County: 6,604 — 10 new
Counties in or near metro Atlanta also continue to have the most deaths from COVID-19.
- Fulton County: 619 deaths
- Cobb County: 454 deaths
- Gwinnett County: 442 deaths — 1 new
- DeKalb County: 398 deaths — 1 new
- Dougherty County: 191 deaths
- Bibb County: 196 deaths — 2 new
- Chatham County: 187 deaths — 1 new
- Richmond County: 182 deaths
- Clayton County: 175 deaths
- Muscogee County: 174 deaths
All Georgia statistics are available on the state’s COVID-19 website.
Globally, nearly 43. million people have tested positive for COVID-19, and more than 1.1 million people have died from it, Johns Hopkins University reported Tuesday.
In the United States, nearly 8.7 million people have been infected and more than 225,000 people have died from COVID-19 as of Tuesday. The U.S. has only about 4 percent of the world’s population but more confirmed cases and deaths than any other country.