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DPH Provides Update on COVID-19 Trends in Georgia – November 4, 2020

DPH Provides Update on COVID-19 Trends in Georgia – November 4, 2020

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

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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