Georgia recorded its third straight day of high numbers of COVID deaths, with the 142 reported Thursday bringing the state’s three-day total to 424.
The new figure neared Tuesday’s record number of 145.
The medical strain from the post-holiday COVID surge, meanwhile, is being felt in hospitals across the state. And that pressure may increase even more, at least in the short term, experts say.
By Brenda Goodman and Andy Miller
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News.
It felt like Christmas when “Santa Rick” Rosenthal, who runs Northern Lights Santa Academy in Atlanta, snagged a rare slot to receive one of the first COVID-19 vaccines doled out to seniors in Georgia.
He didn’t even mind that his ...
Georgia reported 145 COVID-related deaths Tuesday, the state’s highest single-day total recorded since the pandemic began.
More than 9,000 new infections were also reported Tuesday, along with 435 new hospitalizations. The overall number of COVID hospitalizations currently has hit 5,700, continuing its steady, record-breaking climb.
These grim statistics coincide with frustrating waits for Georgia seniors and others who need COVID vaccinations. Georgia had the worst vaccination ...
Georgia’s worst-in-the-nation status for COVID vaccination rate is a glaring hole in the state’s fight against the disease.
Some hospital officials are pointing to trouble inputting data into the state immunization registry about shots that have been given. Gov. Brian Kemp has talked about “a significant underreporting’’ of how many vaccinations have been carried out.
The problem is certainly not a lack of demand for vaccinations. ...
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