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DPH provides update on COVID-19 trends in Georgia

November 4, 2020–3:05 p.m.


The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is providing the following information regarding the fight against COVID-19 in Georgia.

COVID-19 Cases

  • From 10/27-11/02, the seven-day average of new cases reported increased 4%.
  • The seven-day average of new cases reported is down 55% from our peak July 24.
  • As of Nov. 2, there are 362, 921 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 29,578 antigen positive cases of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Testing

Georgia SPOCs

  • As of Nov. 2, the state reported 3,596,700 (cumulative) COVID-19, tests reported to DPH through Electronic Laboratory Reports (ELR).
  • The number of specimens collected at DPH SPOCs is 1,217,593
  • From Oct. 27- Nov.2, testing at SPOC locations decreased 11% over the previous seven days.

Positivity Rate

The statewide percent positivity (7-day moving average) for PCR test increased ~4% from 7.2% on Oct. 26 to 7.5% on 11/2.


Daily hospitalizations for COVID-19 have increased slightly (~1%) from 1,405 on Oct. 26 to 1,424 on Nov. 2. Hospitalizations have decreased 55.5% since a daily high of 3,200 on July 30.

Emergency Department Visits

Emergency Department (ED) visits related to COVID-19 and ILI (influenza-like illness) have remained flat statewide over the two week period Oct. 10-23

The Georgia Department of Public Health monitors influenza (flu) activity year-round throughout the state with the help of volunteer sentinel healthcare providers. Influenza activity is calucated based on the percentage of provider visits that are for “influenza-like illness” (fever >100° F AND cough and/or sore throat). Click on this link to see the Weekly Flu Surveillance Report.

COVID-19 Cases Among K-12 School Aged Children*

*Report reflects Oct. 19-23

COVID-19 Cases by Age Category (Ages 0-22)*

*Report reflects week Oct. 19-23


Oct. 25-31: 101 (decrease of 22 from previous week)      

These outbreaks are occurring in settings where people are physically congregating and underscore the need for physical distancing and source control. The highest number of outbreaks occurred in schools, long-term care facilities, correctional facilities and workplaces.

Counties with High Transmission Indicators

*By county of residence, report reflects Oct. 17-30

For updates on COVID-19, follow @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Twitter and @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Facebook.

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