Total tests (positive and negative) as of 5/31: 465,525 -- a one-week decrease of 16,426 compared an increase of 30,779 on 5/24.
New cases week by week:
- May 25-31: (4,148; down 19% from previous week)
- May 18-24: (5,137; up 13% over previous week)
- May 11-17: (4,560)
- May 4-10: (5,135)
- April 26-May 3: (4,905)
- April 19-25: (5,100)
- April 12-18: (5,849)
- April 5-11: (5,805)
- March 29 - April 4: (3,996)
Sources: Georgia Department of Public Health.
COVID-19 deaths in Georgia are projected to peak on April 21. Total projected deaths: 2,630. (NPR) As of 5/31, Georgia has recorded 2,042 deaths.
- As of March 15 - 1
- As of March 22 - 23
- As of March 29 - 80 (+ 57)
- As of April 5 - 211 (+131)
- As of April 12 - 433 (+222)
- As of April 19 - 687 (+254)
- As of April 26 - 912 (+225 )
- As of May 3 - 1,177 (+265)
- As of May 10 - 1,405 (+228)
- As of May 17 - 1,606 (+201)
- As of May 24 - 1,811 (+205)
- As of May 31 - 2,042 (+231)
As Georgia reopens, is it creating a model for America? (Christian Science Monitor, 5/26/2020)
That hesitancy may have helped, public health officials say. Georgia’s rolling seven-day average of new cases has declined, according to the Department of Public Health, down from nearly 728 on May 19 to 308 on May 25. Other tallies show the number of cases running flat, despite an increase in the state’s testing rate. That improvement comes as Georgia state officials apologized last week for adding faulty data that made its decline look more pronounced, citing a processing error. And in neighboring Florida, data scientist Rebekah Jones, who handled the state’s COVID-19 dashboard, claims that she was fired for refusing to fudge numbers in order to support the state’s reopening plan.
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Related reading:Reopening Has Begun. No One Is Sure What Happens Next. (The New York Times, 4/25/2020)
South Carolina, for example, looks likely to be among the first states to allow widespread reopening of businesses. But if a manufacturer there depends on a part made in Ohio, where the virus is still spreading, it may not be able to resume production, regardless of the rules.
“We live in an economy where there are lots of interconnections between different sectors,” said Joseph S. Vavra, an economist at the University of Chicago. “Saying you want to reopen gradually is more easily said than done.”
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Georgia playing catch up in coronavirus testing. (Atlanta Journal Constitution, 4/1/2020)
BREAKING: Georgia governor to order shelter in place to curb coronavirus. (Atlanta Journal Constitution, 4/1/2020)Was curious was to why Dougherty County is Georgia's only hot spot outside metro Atlanta.
Kemp had balked at more stringent restrictions to combat the disease, in part because he was worried more severe bans would cripple the economy in parts of the state where there are few known cases of the disease.
But he reversed course on Wednesday as a growing number of other Republican governors, including the leaders of Florida, Texas and South Carolina, instituted broader limits on mobility and shuttered more business to try to counter the disease.
“The media and some in the medical profession are peddling these doomsday models and projections,” Kemp’s top aide, Tim Fleming, wrote Saturday. “This has in turn resulted in people panicking and local governments across our state overreacting. As a result of their overreach, many small businesses will struggle and some will not reopen.”[emphasis added]
Fleming’s remarks appear to conflict with the position of the state’s own public health officials, who say the outbreak is likely to worsen without aggressive social distancing measures.