The Gist: Georgia’s average number of new coronavirus cases per day continues to go down and has almost reached the levels the state saw at its peak during the summer.
The current average number of new cases per day is 3,740. In July, during the virus’ summer spike, the daily average was 3,728.
Despite the rapidly declining number of new cases, deaths from the virus remain high and appear to be plateauing. The average number of deaths per day in Georgia is 111. During the summer, the highest average was about 73 deaths per day.
Experts are predicting another spike in cases as a result of Valentine’s Day gatherings at restaurants.
The Numbers: Below are the coronavirus stats as provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health on Thursday, Feb. 6.
|Confirmed Cases Today:||4,011|
|Positive Rapid Result Cases Today:||2,055|
|Confirmed Deaths Today:||141|
|Total Confirmed Cases:||763,077|
|Total Positive Rapid Results:||164,993|
|Total Confirmed Deaths:||13,048|
|Total Probable Coronavirus Deaths:||1,708|
|Total ICU Admissions:||8,511|
|Average Number of New Cases Per Day||3,740|
|Hospital Bed Capacity||83.5%|
|ICU Bed Capacity||84.9%|
|Emergency Room Capacity||57.1%|
|Adult Ventilator Capacity||40.2%|