State health data shows that confirmed COVID-19 cases have declined in each of the past six weeks. The number of people currently hospitalized in Georgia for COVID-19 also has steadily dropped, falling below 2,000 for the first time since early July.
Federal statistics show that Georgia has improved in slowing the rate of new coronavirus infections, though recent White House coronavirus task force reports have warned improvements could be erased without more aggressive action.
The governor said he’s particularly worried about a surge in cases over the Labor Day holiday weekend, and urged Georgians to wear masks, practice social distancing and take other precautions.
“Let’s don’t have a Memorial Day bump after Labor Day weekend. Let’s don’t have a July Fourth bump,” he said. “Let’s try to avoid that spike.”