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Georgia COVID-19 cases are trending in the right direction, experts say

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — For the month of August, Georgia has seen more than 82,000 new cases of Covid-19. Data analysts at Alpharetta based, IPC Global say the data shows Georgia is trending in the right direction.

“In the whole month, we’re down 40% from where we were,” said IPC Global Managing Partner, Mark Meersman.

August started with logging more than 3,500 new cases a day. That number has dropped to now just over 2,100 daily new cases in Georgia at month’s end.

IPC Global has tracked the data since the pandemic started. Analysts believe we have a way to go before we will see lower numbers.

The 21-day trend shows new case increases happening in smaller Georgia counties like: Bullock, Baldwin, Clarke, Chattahoochee and Hall counties.


Meanwhile, Fulton, Gwinnett, DeKalb, Cobb and Richmond counties have shown a dramatic drop over the month. They have up to eight less daily cases of COVID-19.

Though Fulton and DeKalb counties are showing a decrease in the death rate, August saw the number of deaths increase statewide.

“We increased 42% or we’ve increased to about 67 deaths per day,” said Meersman.

Georgians saw new cases increase after the July 4th holiday, but Meersman is hopeful that lessons learned then will stop a repeat increase after the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

In Georgia, since schools have returned to instruction, Meersman noted the data has not shown a marked spike in cases.