ATLANTA - Georgia's 7-day average for new COVID-19 cases has risen above 20,000 for the first time ever, according to data provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Tuesday the GDPH reported 24,865 new PCR and antigen identified cases in the past 24 hours. That is the second-highest single-day jump in cases with the record being set on Jan. 7 with more than 26,000 cases.
To find the locations and times as well as to schedule an appointment for a routine COVID-19 test, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health) website at dph.georgia.gov/covidtesting.
Hospitalizations jumped past 5,200, the highest it has been since mid-September, according to GDPH data.
The vaccination rate did rise a tenth of a percentage. The GDPH reports 54.8% of those eligible to receive a shot have been fully vaccinated. But the state still ranks 46th in the rate of fully vaccinated people.
To find a COVID-19 vaccination location, visit dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine.
Tuesday's data was delayed by about three hours due to a server issue, the GDPH said.