But the seven-day rolling average of new cases has pushed up for several days, and Georgia remains the state with the 12th most recent case per capita in the last 14 days, according to the Associated Press.
“We seem to have reached a leveling point that can only be a bolt on the continued path down,” epidemiologist Amber Schmidtke wrote on Wednesday about Georgia’s fall development. “We need more time to know.”
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Chattahoochee County, which contains much of Fort Benning, is still the best county in the country for new per capita falls over the past 14 days. Athens-Clarke County, home of the University of Georgia, ranks No. 14, while Stewart County, home of an immigration center, ranks No. 20.
These hotspots are reflected in major trends across the country showing COVID-19 cases spearheading among people aged 18-22, the age of traditional students and many military trainees.
The transfer at schools is still high, according to government figures, and accounts for 39 of the 93 outbreaks reported last week. In addition to young adults, COVID-19 is still high among school-age children in some counties, with more than 5 infections per 1,000 school-age children reported in 10 counties, mostly in east-central or southeastern Georgia.