Georgia tops 100,000 coronavirus cases

Georgia hit another coronavirus milestone Tuesday, surpassing 100,000 confirmed cases. The state now has a total of 100,470 confirmed cases, 3,406 more cases than Monday.

Hospitalizations also shot up on Tuesday, with the Georgia Department of Public Health reporting 307 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, bringing the total number of hospitalizations statewide to 12,226.

In addition, 30 new ICU admissions were reported and 21 deaths were reported Tuesday. The total number of ICU admissions is 2,471 and the total number of deaths is 2,899.

Numbers of new cases in a single day dropped to 1,548 Monday, but shot back up on Tuesday. Tuesday’s number of new cases is just below the state’s record high of 3,472 new cases reported on July 2.

Two counties in Georgia are on the verge of hitting the 10,000 case mark. Gwinnett County currently has 9,972 confirmed cases and Fulton County has 9,066 confirmed cases.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday evening that she had tested positive for coronavirus, though she was not experiencing symptoms.

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