GA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH DAILY STATUS REPORT
Total Tests: The total tests are updated at 9 am daily. This number reflects the total tests as reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and is not reflective of the number of persons tested because multiple tests might be performed per individual.
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: Defines the count of all confirmed positive COVID-19 cases. All those who have a lab-confirmed infection are counted as confirmed cases. Some confirmed cases from the last 14 days might not be reflected or accounted for as recent illnesses might not be reported yet or might have pending test results. Delays in reporting can cause the number of COVID-19 cases reported on previous days to increase and might not reflect cases that have yet to be reported. Given the time taken to conduct laboratory testing, confirmed cases from a previous day might be added to the daily counts a few days later.
Hospitalizations: Defines the count of confirmed cases in which the patient was hospitalized at the time of reporting to DPH. Because of how this number is reported to DPH, it may be underreported. This number does not represent the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases currently hospitalized.
Deaths: Defines the total number of Georgia residents who are confirmed COVID-19 cases that were reported as deaths on the Person Under Investigation (PUI) to DPH. These numbers might not reflect all deaths from COVID-19 due to challenges in attribution of the cause of death.
Confirmed Case Rate: Represents the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people for each county, based on 2018 US Census population estimates