Department of Numbers

Georgia COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Friday April 03 2020, Georgia had 5,831 cases of COVID-19. Over the past week, Georgia was finding 547 new cases per day on average and recording 17.1 deaths per day. Data for Georgia is provided by the COVID Tracking Project and will be updated daily. The COVID Tracking Project gives Georgia a data quality grade of: A

Compare Georgia COVID-19 data to other states.

Georgia average daily new cases

The chart below shows the trend of new case discovery for Georgia. Flattening the curve of new daily cases will help alleviate the burden on hospitals and healthcare workers and help ensure that patients that need critical care can get it.

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 336.1. Reported Georgia testing per million residents per day is 207.2. Georgia testing may be underreported or insufficient relative to the US as a whole.

Georgia average daily deaths

Deaths from COVID-19 are likely better reported than the true number of positive cases. As a result, the trend in average daily deaths from COVID-19 might be a more telling measure of progression through the outbreak than daily average positive cases.

Statistics for positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia

Total Cases and Total Cases per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Positive measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Cases
Total
Cases
per 1M
Daily
Positives
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positives
per 1M
(7d Avg)
04/03/20 5,831 549 547 51.5
04/02/20 5,348 504 546 51.4
04/01/20 4,638 437 484 45.6
03/31/20 3,929 370 415 39.1
03/30/20 2,809 265 291 27.4
03/29/20 2,651 250 293 27.6
03/28/20 2,366 223 266 25.0
03/27/20 2,001 188 226 21.3
03/26/20 1,525 144 177 16.7
03/25/20 1,247 117 150 14.1
03/24/20 1,026 97 126 11.8
03/23/20 772 73 93 8.8
03/22/20 600 57 72 6.7
03/21/20 507 48 63 5.9
03/20/20 420 40 54 5.1

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Death statistics for COVID-19 in Georgia

Total Deaths and Total Deaths per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Death measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Deaths
Total
Deaths
per 1M
Daily
Deaths
(7d Avg)
Daily
Deaths
per 1M
(7d Avg)
04/03/20 184 17.3 17.1 1.6
04/02/20 163 15.3 16.4 1.6
04/01/20 139 13.1 14.1 1.3
03/31/20 111 10.4 11.3 1.1
03/30/20 87 8.2 8.9 0.8
03/29/20 80 7.5 8.1 0.8
03/28/20 69 6.5 7.9 0.7
03/27/20 64 6.0 7.3 0.7
03/26/20 48 4.5 5.4 0.5
03/25/20 40 3.8 5.6 0.5
03/24/20 32 3.0 4.4 0.4
03/23/20 25 2.4 3.4 0.3
03/22/20 23 2.2 3.1 0.3
03/21/20 14 1.3 1.9 0.2
03/20/20 13 1.2 1.7 0.2

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COVID-19 testing statistics in Georgia

All measures below are rolling 7 day averages except Total Tests and Total Tests per 1M residents which are cumulative counts of COVID-19 tests as of the date reported. Testing statistics are dependent on high quality reporting of negative test results by states. I'm only showing this data for states that don't have implausibly low testing rates and that have an A reporting grade from the COVID Tracking Project.

Date Total
Tests
Total
Tests
per 1M
Daily
Tests
(7d Avg)
Daily
Tests
per 1M
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positive
Rate
(7d Avg)
04/03/20 25,265 2,380 2,200 207 24.9%
04/02/20 22,957 2,162 2,004 189 27.3%
04/01/20 20,326 1,914 2,021 190 24.0%
03/31/20 16,181 1,524 1,528 144 27.1%
03/30/20 12,724 1,198 1,094 103 26.6%
03/29/20 12,564 1,183 1,221 115 24.0%
03/28/20 11,051 1,041 1,141 107 23.3%
03/27/20 9,865 929 1,068 101 21.1%
03/26/20 8,926 841 1,014 95 17.4%
03/25/20 6,179 582 667 63 22.5%
03/24/20 5,484 517 763 72 16.5%
03/23/20 5,069 477 707 67 13.2%
03/22/20 4,020 379 560 53 12.8%
03/21/20 3,064 289 428 40 14.7%
03/20/20 2,386 225 335 32 16.1%

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A final word on this analysis

In order to manage the outbreak, states need to increase their testing capacity. As testing increases, the number of detections as a fraction of total tests (positive rate) should hopefully decrease over time. If a state is able to test widely enough (at least 300 tests daily per million residents, probably more) to drive the positive rate down (less than 5%) there may be the potential to manage a regional outbreak with isolation, contact tracing and quarantine South Korea has.

Please take my calculations and amatuer epidemiological speculations with a huge grain of salt as I'm moving quickly to get what I hope are meaningful measures online. There may be errors in my data and my thinking!

These statistics were inspired by posts on Calculated Risk and the Bondad Blog regarding metrics to track for COVID-19.

Last but not least, thanks to the folks at COVID Tracking Project for making this data available to everyone.