Georgia nears 80,000 coronavirus cases

Georgia posted its second consecutive day with more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases and its eighth consecutive day with more than 1,000 new cases Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide is 79,417. The state also reported 113 new hospitalizations for the virus, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 10,824 statewide.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said on Twitter Monday that while he was encouraged by the state’s progress in terms of hospital surge capacity, increased testing and PPE availability, the fight against COVID-19 is far from over. He also again urged Georgians to wear masks, practice social distancing and wash their hands.

In terms of testing, the state has processed 980,492 tests including 157,375 antibody tests.

Coronavirus cases continue their upward trend in Gwinnett County, which now has 7,755 confirmed cases, 998 hospitalizations and 170 deaths. Fulton County has 6,648 confirmed cases, 1,068 hospitalizations and 312 deaths.

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