Georgia reports 78 COVID-19 deaths in a single day

Hospitalizations and ICU admissions also see a sharp rise

Georgia saw a sharp increase Tuesday in the number of coronavirus deaths, hospitalizations and ICU admissions in a single day.

The state reported nearly 1,000 more new cases Tuesday than Monday, adding 3,413 new cases.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, 78 deaths were reported Tuesday. The previous high for July was 37 deaths in a single day on July 15.

In addition, 447 more people were hospitalized and 75 more people were admitted to the ICU.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Georgia now stands at 148,988. A total of 3,413 people have died. There have been 15,494 hospitalizations and 2,904 ICU admissions statewide.

Two Georgia counties have seen more than 10,000 confirmed cases. In Gwinnett County, there have been 13,878 confirmed cases, 1,607 hospitalizations and 204 deaths. Fulton County has seen 13,779 cases, 1,471 hospitalizations and 348 deaths. DeKalb County will reach the 10,000 mark soon. According to the department of public health, Dekalb has 9,950 confirmed cases, 1,255 hospitalizations and 190 deaths.

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