Georgia confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise, hospitalizations surpass 15,000

Sunday marked Georgia's 27th day of quadruple-digit daily increases in confirmed coronavirus cases, according to daily data released by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Since July 7, GDPH has reported an average increase in cases of 3,465 each day. During that 10-day period, new cases added each day did not fall below 2,500 and in the last 27 days, new daily cases have remained above a thousand.

As of 3 p.m. Sunday, the GDPH reports a total of 143,123 confirmed coronavirus cases in Georgia since the start of the pandemic, an addition of 3,251 within the last 24 hours. 

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There have been a total of 15,010 patients hospitalized since the start of the pandemic, the GDPH reports.

The death toll is at 3,173, per the GDPH, a number that includes an addition of 5 deaths within the last 24 hours.

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Know how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting Georgia

Best prevention measures:

• Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least twenty seconds.

• If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces