GA Sees Record Cases, Gov Okays Temporary Hospital

Atlanta’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Georgia had the largest single day increase of coronavirus cases so far on Friday. The number of coronavirus cases across the state reached 111,211. That’s an increase of 4,484 new cases since Thursday.

That’s nearly 1,000 more cases than the previous record set last Thursday, where Georgia’s cases increased by nearly 3,500 cases. The percentage of positive cases increased to 9.7% Friday and hospitalization numbers are also up. Death rates from the virus continue to decline.

Currently, across the US, about 1% of the population has had COVID-19 and of those, 4% have died from the virus. The governor announced Friday he is reactivating the Georgia World Congress Center as a temporary hospital as beds continue to fill across the state.