Georgia continues to report more than 1,000 new cases of coronavirus per day. Wednesday marked the third consecutive day that the state has reported more than 1,000 new cases and the sixth day in June with more than 1,000 new cases.
Georgia added 1,703 new cases to its total Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 69,381. There have been 2,698 deaths statewide from COVID-19.
Georgia’s hospitalization numbers are also increasing, with 190 new hospitalizations reported Wednesday and 170 reported Tuesday. The total number of hospitalizations statewide is 10,313.
Earlier Wednesday Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp posted a video stating that Georgia’s percentage of COVID-19 cases had gone from 13% to 8% of those tested. He also repeated his plea for Georgians to wear masks.
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the state’s 7-day rolling average for new coronavirus cases is continuing to rise and is now higher than at any other point since the pandemic began.
Gwinnett County, continues to be a hotbed for the virus, leading the state with 7,036 total cases. Fulton County has 6,052 cases, DeKalb has 5,158 and Cobb County has 4,269. However, Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb each have more deaths from the virus than Gwinnett. Fulton County has had 302 deaths, Cobb has had 263, DeKalb has had 166 deaths and Gwinnett has had 164 deaths.
The largest age group that has been infected by COVID-19 is 18 to 29 year olds, who make up 13,496 of the state’s coronavirus cases. This continues a trend of young adults being infected with the virus.