Three weeks after Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to begin reopening Georgia, the state continues to report declining new cases and deaths from coronavirus.
The Georgia Department of Public Health found that both total and absolute numbers of daily coronavirus cases and deaths have significantly declined since reopening.
The weekly average number of new cases on April 24 was 747, while average number of deaths was 35. As of May 13, those tallies have dropped to 288 and 13, respectively.
Gov. Kemp is optimistic about the data:
"This data shows that we are headed in the right direction in our battle with COVID-19. Every day, Georgians are recovering from the virus, freeing up hospital space as we continue to safely reopen our state and ramp up testing and contact tracing."