Georgia sets record for new coronavirus cases

For the second time this month, Georgia has topped its previous record for new coronavirus cases in a single day. On Saturday, the state added 4,689 more confirmed cases than the previous day. The prior record was set July 10, when the state added 4,484 new cases in a single day.

So far in the month of July, Georgia has not had a single day when it added fewer than 1,500 cases and only one day has been lower than 2,000 new cases.

On Saturday, Georgia also reported, 36 more deaths, 314 more hospitalizations and 38 more ICU admissions.

In total, 139,872 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Georgia and 3,168 people have died. There have been 14,961 hospitalizations from COVID-19, and 2,819 people have been admitted to the ICU for the virus.

As for the top five counties for coronavirus in Georgia, In Gwinnett County, 13,234 people have tested positive for COVID-19, in Fulton 12,872 people have tested positive, DeKalb has had 9,597 people test positive, Cobb County has had 8,223 people test positive and Hall County has had 4,358 people test positive.

On Saturday, 13.2% of tests came back positive. Over the course of the pandemic, 10.3% of tests have come back positive.

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