Georgia Coronavirus Map and Case Count

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Total reported On Feb. 28 14-day change
Cases 981,844 2,161 –10%
Deaths 16,757 1 –31%
Hospitalized 2,341 –27%

Day with reporting anomaly.

Hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project; 14-day change trends use 7-day averages.

At least 1 new coronavirus death and 2,161 new cases were reported in Georgia on Feb. 28. Over the past week, there has been an average of 3,021 cases per day, a decrease of 10 percent from the average two weeks earlier.

Average daily cases per 100,000 people in past week
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Share of population with a reported case
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Sources: State and local health agencies. Population and demographic data from Census Bureau.
About this data For total cases and deaths: The map shows the known locations of coronavirus cases by county. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive or have a probable case of the virus, which may differ from where they contracted the illness. For hot spots: The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

As of Monday morning, there have been at least 981,844 cases and 16,757 deaths in Georgia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a New York Times database.

Reported cases and deaths by county

This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts are colored to reveal when outbreaks emerged.

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Georgia 981,844 9,247 16,757 158 3,021 28 74.6 0.70
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Georgia heatmap
Twiggs › 660 8,128 36 443 8 103 0.1 1.76
Twiggs heatmap
Gordon › 7,576 13,070 102 176 42 73 0.4 0.74
Gordon heatmap
Morgan › 1,975 10,246 18 93 12 64 0.1 0.74
Morgan heatmap
Towns › 1,134 9,421 49 407 7 59
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Bartow › 13,112 12,170 197 183 63 58 0.9 0.80
Bartow heatmap
Lincoln › 755 9,532 21 265 5 58
Lincoln heatmap
Chattahoochee › 3,079 28,230 11 101 6 52
Chattahoochee heatmap
Walker › 6,712 9,621 77 110 36 51 0.4 0.61
Walker heatmap
Glascock › 259 8,718 16 539 1 48
Glascock heatmap
Cherokee › 27,580 10,658 263 102 124 48 1.4 0.55
Cherokee heatmap
About this data Weekly cases per capita shows the share of population with a new reported case for each week. Weeks without a reported case are shaded gray. The daily average is calculated with cases and deaths that were reported in the last seven days.

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Daily reported new cases

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These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here. Note: The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.

Daily case and death reports show the severity of the pandemic over time. The picture can be put into further context by considering the number of tests performed and people hospitalized.

Daily reported specimens tested

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Hospitalizations

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Source: Testing and hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project.
About this data Currently hospitalized is the number of patients with Covid-19 reported by the state to be in a hospital on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Tests represent the number of individual P.C.R. viral test specimens reported tested that day.

If the previous level of testing was low, and hospitalizations are not increasing, a rise in daily cases could be explained as a result of increased testing. If daily tests have been increased and cases and hospitalizations have fallen or stayed low, that is a sign that the situation is improving or under control. Hospitalizations and deaths usually lag behind new cases, as it takes time for symptoms to develop and worsen.

Because the definitions used for testing and hospitalization data vary between states, it is not always possible to compare that data in one state to the figures reported in another.

We’re tracking restrictions in Georgia »

Since March, The Times has paid special attention to cases in nursing homes, food processing plants, correctional facilities and now at colleges and universities. Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace, school or event.

Cases connected to Cases Location
+ Nursing homes 23,327 cases at 236 facilities
+ Colleges and universities 14,131 cases at 37 schools
+ Prisons and jails 7,923 cases at 56 prisons
+ Other 766 cases at 4 clusters
+ Food processing facilities 104 cases at 1 facility

The counts in this table of coronavirus cases at individual nursing homes were last updated as recently as Jan. 12, 2021. Since then, we have continued to update state-level totals for cases and deaths in long-term care facilities.

About the data

In data for Georgia, the Times primarily relies on reports from the state. Georgia typically releases new data each day. Weekend counts may be lower because fewer sources report to the state. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence. The state also includes nonresidents diagnosed in the state, but the Times excludes this category since nonresidents are likely also counted in their home state.

The Times has identified the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

April 12: Our database changed to exclude cases in non-Georgia residents, leading to a one day drop in the total number of cases. These cases were previously reported with "Unknown" county.

Oct. 5: Georgia began including probable cases identified through antigen testing. The number of probable cases is updated once a week on Mondays.

Nov. 4: Georgia began releasing probable deaths, including 466 probable deaths from unspecified days.

The Times omits nonresidents that Georgia includes in its state totals.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.

Read more about the methodology and download county-level data for coronavirus cases in the United States from The New York Times on GitHub.