Georgia sets new single-day record for COVID-19 with over 6k new cases

ATLANTA — Georgia has hit another record high for daily new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 6,126 new cases on Thursday.

The last single-day case record was 5,023 on Dec. 4. Before that, the record high was 4,782 on July 24.

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Fourteen percent of tests came back positive Thursday and 55 more deaths were reported.

The 7-day moving average was 4,148.4.

On Wednesday, Georgia health officials said confirmed cases have increase 62% in just the last seven days.

The latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report was released Wednesday.


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Channel 2′s Richard Elliot learned from the report that Georgia is doing better than most states, but that doesn’t mean much.

The report says the increase in positive cases indicates “ongoing, aggressive community spread” of the virus.

It’s recommended that anyone over 65 stay at home, and those under 40 who attended a Thanksgiving gathering to assume they have the virus.

Ninety-six counties in Georgia are currently in the “red zone” including Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Cherokee, Clayton and Forsyth.

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