Deaths in Georgia from COVID-19 surpass 4,000

The number of deaths from the coronavirus in Georgia has surpassed 4,000 on Thursday, state health officials report.

As of 3 p.m. Thursday, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports 4,026 total deaths from COVID-19 in the state. That’s a 24-hours change of 42.

Georgia is the 13th state to report more than 4,000 death from the virus. Arizona later Thursday also reported 4,000 deaths making it the 14th state.

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Wednesday, the number of coronavirus cases passed the 200,000 mark. As of 3 p.m. Thursday, the GDPH reports 204,895 confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. That’s a 24-hour increase of 3,182.

Hospitalizations dropped for the third day in a row. The GDPH report 3,006 people were hospitalized on Thursday. The capacity of the state's ER beds is at 52%, critical care beds at 87%, and general inpatient beds is at 83%.

The GDPH added another 29,538 to its data set on Thursday with more than 1.7 million tests administered since the start of the pandemic.

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