Macon, GA – According to the officials, Georgia is in full pandemic resurgence and will experience continued increases in new COVID admissions and fatalities.
The report comes as the number of people in Georgia currently hospitalized for the disease is at record highs, and as the feared but expected surge in deaths from the virus’s third wave appears to have arrived.
According to the statement, Georgia Department of Public Health reported 5,721 patients currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in Georgia. COVID-19 patients make up more than a third of hospitalized persons in Georgia.
Nine out of 10 ICU beds are full and nearly half of the patients in intensive care have COVID-19, according to state and federal hospital records.
On Wednesday, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) reported 8,596 net new confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19. The seven-day rolling average of new confirmed and suspected cases sits at about 9,800.