CDC warns short, repeated interactions may raise COVID-19 risk

With the US seeing a record number of new COVID-19 infections this week, and just over 75,000 new cases reported in a single day Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning brief, but repeated interactions with an infected person may raise your risk of exposure to the virus and require you to quarantine.

Here's how to gauge how your Georgia county is trending in the pandemic

Georgia's coronavirus case count seems to be trending downward, which health officials say, is good news for the state. Still, microbiologist Dr. Amber Schmidtke says, it is important to track how your county is doing. She recommends looking at two numbers to gauge viral transmission in your area.