Georgia’s COVID-19 case curve per February 11th
Georgia’s COVID-19 case curve per  February 11th

Georgia’s COVID-19 case curve per February 11th

Georgia’s average daily number of cases has fallen by two-thirds since the rise in Omicron.

MACON, Ga. Georgia’s average daily covid-19 cases have fallen by two-thirds since peaking in early January.

Following the recent rise in cases, Georgia peaked at more than 23,000 new cases a day at the beginning of the year. It dropped to about 7,500 at the end of the month just before the state’s two-week preliminary data window. This is about the same level as the state saw in mid-December. By Thanksgiving, before cases began to rise, the state had reached less than 850 new cases a day.

In central Georgia, Bibb County is down to a quarter of new cases at the top in early January. Bibb peaked with 357 new cases a day after the most recent rise, and it dropped to 89 just before the preliminary window. Before cases started to rise, Bibb had, on average, only five new cases a day in November.

It’s a similar story in Houston County, though case numbers are higher than in Bibb. In January, Houston topped with 387 new cases a day. It has now dropped to 147 before the preliminary window. Houston had also come down on just five new cases the day before the omicron rise.

Meanwhile, fewer Georgians are dying from the virus. Just before the preliminary data window, an average of 49 Georgians died a day. That’s a drop from 66 at the top in late January, but it’s still more than four times higher than in mid – December, before the average daily death toll began to rise.

For the first time since around Christmas, the state has on average had fewer than 200 new admissions per day at 189. Admission rates have not shown a clear trend over the past few months, but the numbers have been between 200 and 300.

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