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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.
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.
- As of Saturday evening, there have been 1,822 deaths in Georgia, with the state's earliest reported death on March 5. Over the last 14 days (5/10-5/23), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 29.79. Over the previous 14-day period (4/26-5/9), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 34.64.
- There have been 42,242 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 623.86. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in newly confirmed cases was 649.07.
- There have been 7,431 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 102.29. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in new patients was 116.36.
- 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 22, there were 889 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.
- All public school buildings in Georgia are closed through the end of the school year
- Public Health Emergency remains in effect.
Things to know for Saturday, May 23
- Our data team looked at the numbers, and found in the last week there's been a slight rise in Georgia's coronavirus new case rate. It's not cause for alarm yet, but it is worth monitoring.
- Going behind the numbers, we also looked at how the treatment of COVID-19 itself has evolved from the outset of the pandemic.
- Gov. Brian Kemp and local leaders reacted to President Trump's comments on houses of worship reopening.
- And how safe will public restrooms be going forward? We have some insight.
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