Coronavirus deaths rise by 41 as Georgia prepares to re-open businesses

On the day Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced his intentions to re-open some businesses in the state, the number of reported COVID-19 deaths rose by 41 between noon and 7 p.m., bringing the state’s total number of deaths from coronavirus to 774.

In that same seven hour time period, the number of reported hospitalizations from COVID-19 rose by 152, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 3,702, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The hospitalization rate statewide is about 19%.

Also between noon and 7 p.m., Monday 451 new cases of COVID-19 were reported bringing the total in Georgia to 19,398.

In terms of testing 84,328 tests have been processed statewide.

A note about the numbers: Numbers of deaths and cases have some lag time of between 3 and 8 days. Confirmed cases and deaths that are reported today may have occurred within about a week of when they are reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Below is the graph the Department of Public Health is using to chart the state’s progress at flattening the curve, the shaded area represents the dates where the data is subject to change due to the reporting lag.

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