Coronavirus: Georgia reports highest daily totals of COVID-19 cases

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Public health data shows that Georgia has seen its highest daily totals of reported COVID-19 cases in the last two days, rising by more than 2,200 cases each day June 28 and 29. (Community Impact staff)

Public health data shows that Georgia has seen its highest daily totals of reported COVID-19 cases in the last two days, rising by more than 2,200 cases each day June 28 and 29. (Community Impact staff)

About two months after some restrictions were lifted on hair salons, gyms, restaurants, bowling alleys and other businesses that had been forced to close, COVID-19 case counts in Georgia are surpassing previous records of daily reported cases.

According to the COVID-19 daily status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health, which is updated each day at 3 p.m., case counts statewide increased by more than 2,200 cases both yesterday, June 28, and today, June 29. Case counts rose by 2,225 on June 28 and by 2,207 on June 29, per public health data.


The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state June 27 totaled 74,985. As of 3 p.m. June 29, case counts totaled 79,417—an increase of 4,432 cases, or 5.91%, in two days. The state has also seen 2,784 deaths, 2,289 intensive care unit admissions and 10,824 cumulative hospitalizations attributed to COVID-19.

The number of people currently in the hospital due to COVID-19 is also seeing record totals. From June 28-29, 123 more people have been hospitalized due to the coronavirus, for a total of 1,359 people currently hospitalized from COVID-19, according to data from the public health department and from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. This is the highest number of current hospitalizations the state has seen since at least May 13.




Out of the 10,824 cumulative, coronavirus-related hospitalizations statewide, 1,068 have been Fulton County residents as of 3 p.m. June 29, public health data shows. The county has also seen 312 deaths due to COVID-19 and 6,648 coronavirus cases so far.

By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.