Coronavirus in Georgia: Case counts, current hospitalizations continuing to rise

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COVID-19 case counts statewide increased by nearly 2,000 cases from yesterday to today, while current hospitalizations rose by 100 people to a record total of 1,459 current hospitalizations. (Community Impact staff)

COVID-19 case counts statewide increased by nearly 2,000 cases from yesterday to today, while current hospitalizations rose by 100 people to a record total of 1,459 current hospitalizations. (Community Impact staff)

COVID-19 case counts statewide increased by nearly 2,000 cases from June 29 to June 30, slightly lower than daily case count increases from the previous four days, according to the COVID-19 daily status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. This report is updated each day at 3 p.m.


As of 3 p.m. June 30, case counts totaled 81,291—an increase of 1,874 cases from June 29 to June 30. The state has also seen 2,805 deaths, 2,323 intensive care unit admissions and 11,051 cumulative hospitalizations attributed to COVID-19.

The number of people currently in the hospital due to COVID-19 is still seeing record totals as well. From June 29-30, 100 more people have been hospitalized due to the coronavirus, a total of 1,459 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 hospitalizations the state has seen since at least mid-May.





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 6,965 coronavirus cases so far—an increase of 317 cases from June 29's total of 6,648 cases.

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.


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