Georgia health experts are closely monitoring another rise in COVID-19 cases. Data from the CDC showed a 44% increase in patients admitted to Georgia hospitals with COVID-19 during the last two weeks of July.
Experts say that the numbers, however, are still not close to what was seen during the height of the pandemic. While the number of cases remains relatively small, this is the first significant increase in cases Georgia has seen in 2023.
A press release from the Georgia Department of Public Health states that COVID’s latest variant, EG.5, accounts for about 16% of new cases in Georgia.