ATLANTA, GA — Georgia, one of the early hotspots for spread of the coronavirus, continued to show shrinking numbers in Monday’s report from the state health department.
Only 806 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported, along with only 30 deaths. In addition, only 29 new hospitalizations were reported.
Because of weekend lags in reporting, coronavirus numbers reported on Mondays are generally lower and don’t necessarily reflect overall trends. Still, this Monday’s report continues a downward trend seen over the last few weekends.
At the same time, much of the nation’s midsection is just now seeing a surge. According to The New York Times, Utah, for example, reported 1,387 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, a single-day record. Also, Wisconsin, Indiana, Montana and Wyoming have added more cases in the last week than they had in any other week since the pandemic began.
With early hotspots cooling and less populous areas