TOP LOCAL STORY: Georgia shatters record for daily coronavirus cases

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.


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.