Here are the latest flu and COVID cases in Georgia
Although COVID hospitalizations are down, they are still seeing a “fairly high number” of COVID patients, he said. While recent trends are encouraging, he said people should not let their guard down, adding that it is not too late to get vaccinated.
Here’s a look at the latest numbers on viruses spreading in Georgia.
Hospitalization due to Covid: The number of coronavirus hospitalizations in Georgia for the week ending Jan. 20 was 804, down from 928 the week before, representing a 13% decrease.
Deaths from coronavirus disease: The latest preliminary data on weekly Covid deaths in Georgia shows 21 Covid deaths for the week ending January 20.
Older people and those with weakened immune systems are most vulnerable to severe illness and complications from the coronavirus. In Georgia, 70% of new COVID-19 hospitalizations during the week ending December 30 were for people 60 and older.
Influenza and other respiratory diseases: Flu activity in Georgia has been declining steadily, and has declined significantly since late last year, according to the latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Georgia is still in “High category” for influenza activity According to the latest numbers from the CDC.
The number of illnesses is down after a steady rise since late last year, which could mean flu season has peaked, according to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Public Health.
The latest Georgia flu report for the week ending January 20 estimates that the percentage of people going to the doctor because of flu-like symptoms fell to 6.3% during the week ending January 20, down from 7% during the previous week. This represents a sharp decline from the week ending December 29 when 11.1% of people went to the doctor with flu-like symptoms.
Data from doctor visits is based on the number of people who go to the doctor for symptoms such as fever, cough, or sore throat. This can include people with any of the circulating viruses: influenza, coronavirus, or respiratory syncytial virus. The common cold and bacterial infections known as Sore throat, according to local doctors.
According to the state Department of Public Health, 148 people were hospitalized with the flu in the week ending Jan. 20 in the eight-county metro Atlanta area that includes Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb, Douglas, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Newton counties. . This is down from 187 the previous week.
The number of flu-related deaths in Georgia since the start of the season has reached 21, including three children, according to the latest report from the Department of Public Health. Mortality reports can be delayed by weeks and the number of deaths can be updated and increased throughout the season.