COVID-19 cases in Georgia have been on the rise recently, with more than 1,800 confirmed cases every day for the last five days in a row.
Yesterday, Wednesday, July 1, The Peach State saw its highest single-day record coming in at nearly 3,000 with 2,946 positive cases, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.
recorded positive cases on Wednesday, July 1.
This breaks the previous single-day record from Sunday, June 28 which saw 2,225 new cases. Around 22 additional deaths were confirmed on Wednesday, so far the state has seen at least 2,827 recorded deaths.
Nearly 1 million people have been tested in Georgia as of Tuesday, June 30, with 8 to 9% of these tests coming back positive.
Masks have not been mandated state-wide, but the City of Savannah's mayor issued an order to require masks around the city which went into effect on July 1.