ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is hitting a new peak of people hospitalized with COVID-19 infections, reaching almost 2,800 people currently in health care institutions Wednesday.
Overall, the state reached nearly 128,000 confirmed infections from the respiratory disease, continuing a rapid increase in cases, with deaths nearing 3,100.
Gov. Brian Kemp faces a Wednesday deadline to extend some executive orders governing the state’s response to the pandemic.
The state has been seeking new hospital beds to handle the record-setting number of people admitted with the virus.
The Kemp administration on Tuesday signed a deal with Piedmont Healthcare to open 62 beds in a new tower at the system’s main Atlanta hospital.