Still Rising: Georgia reports 1,990 new coronavirus cases in a single day

Georgia’s COVID-19 numbers continue to rise day over day. Saturday showed an increase of 1,990 new cases, setting a record for new infections in a single day.

Saturday makes the fourth consecutive day the number of cases has increased over the previous day and the sixth consecutive day that the number of new cases has been over 1,000. It is the ninth day in June that has seen an increase of more than 1,000 cases.

On Friday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp acknowledged increasing infection rates, but said he had no plans to rollback portions of the state’s reopening and called requiring masks “a bridge too far.”

The state currently has 74,985 cases of COVID-19, 10,689 hospitalizations and 2,776 deaths.

Young adults continue to be the age group with the most coronavirus infections. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, 18 to 29 year olds make up 15,407 of the state’s confirmed cases.

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