Tuesday, June 22

Georgia’s Saturday report for single-day coronavirus cases tops 5,000 – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Friday’s daily record followed three days of sharp increases, but state officials had attributed those spikes at least in part to laboratory and provider reporting backups from the Thanksgiving holiday.

That no longer appears to be the case.

“Today’s COVID-19 numbers do not include backlogs of any significance,” Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) spokeswoman Nancy Nydam said Friday. “What we are seeing is a surge in COVID-19 cases statewide.”

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