ATLANTA — We're breaking down the trends and relaying information from across the state of Georgia as it comes in, bringing perspective to the data and context to the trends.
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State and federal officials with the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are continually monitoring the spread of the virus. They are also working hand-in-hand with the World Health Organization to track the spread around the world and to stop it.
- There have been 1,848 deaths in Georgia, with the state's earliest reported death on March 5. Over the last 14 days (5/12-5/25), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 25.29 deaths each day. Over the previous 14-day period (4/28-5/11), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 29.14.
- There have been 43,400 cases confirmed in Georgia, with the state's earliest reported case on Feb. 1. Over the last 14 days, the average daily increase in newly confirmed cases was 611.57 new cases a day. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in newly confirmed cases was 654.14.
- There have been 7,507 total patients hospitalized in Georgia during the pandemic, according to the Department of Public Health's cumulative total. Over the last 14 days, the average daily increase in new patients was 91.43 new patients a day. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in new patients was 81.07.
- The Georgia Emergency Management Agency began reporting current statewide hospitalizations on May 1. That day they reported 1,500 current hospitalizations. By the most recent report on May 25, there were 892 current hospitalizations.
- Gov. Brian Kemp's statewide shelter-in-place order expired at midnight on April 30. However, his order for the elderly and medically-fragile remains in effect until June 12.
- Public Health Emergency remains in effect.
Things to know for May 25
- While the total number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations continues to drop, the same falling trend in new hospitalizations Georgia saw from the end of April through the middle of this month has reversed in the last roughly 10 days.
- On Memorial Day, crowd control remains a concern for local authorities.
1 p.m. update from Georgia Department of Public Health
The Georgia Department of Public Health announced new cases of COVID-19 on Memorial Day. As of 1 p.m, there are 43,344 confirmed cases of the virus and 1,830 deaths reported.
Of the confirmed cases, 4,065 are in Fulton, 3,275 are in DeKalb, 3,116 are in Gwinnett, 2,739 are in Cobb and 2,319 are in Hall. For a breakdown by county, view the 11Alive interactive map.
They said 7,475 patients have been hospitalized with COVID-19.
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