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TOP LOCAL STORY: Georgia shatters record for daily coronavirus cases

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Georgia reported 4,484 new coronavirus cases Friday, shattering the previous daily record by 1,012 more cases.

The previous mark for new cases in a day was set July 2, when 3,472 cases were reported by the state’s Department of Public Health.

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The total number of cases in Georgia now stands at 111,211.

Georgia is nearing 3,000 coronavirus deaths, according to statistics provided by the Department of Public Health.

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On Friday, the state’s coronavirus death toll stood at 2,965.

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On the AJC's COVID-19 dashboard, deaths are shown by the date they occurred, as reported by the department. But because there is a lag between the date of death and the date the department reports it, more recent data is likely to be adjusted upward in the future.