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Georgia again reports more than 2,200 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Kemp extends executive orders

A person holds up their phone to show an official an appointment confirmation at a COVID-19 testing site on Georgia Tech's campus, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
A person holds up their phone to show an official an appointment confirmation at a COVID-19 testing site on Georgia Tech's campus, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Monday reported 2,207 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 79,417.

Monday was the second day in a row the state reported more than 2,200 additional cases.

The Associated Press reported the number of reported cases on Sunday (2,225) eclipsed the previous highest daily total of 1,990 reported on Saturday.

As of 2:50 p.m. Monday, there had been a total of 2,784 deaths connected to the coronavirus in the state, an increase of six deaths in the last 24 hours.

In the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax, there had been 1,351 COVID-19 cases and 29 previously reported deaths as of Monday.

Since Sunday, Glynn County recorded 14 additional cases, Ware County reported two and Camden, Charlton and Pierce counties each reported one. No new cases were reported Monday in Brantley County.

A total of 10,824 people have been hospitalized due to the virus since the state began tracking.

View the chart below for a full breakdown of Southeast Georgia counties

On Monday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed two executive orders extending the Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures.

“As we continue our fight against COVID-19 in Georgia, it is vital that Georgians continue to heed public health guidance by wearing a mask, washing their hands regularly and practicing social distancing,” Kemp said. “We have made decisions throughout the pandemic to protect the lives -- and livelihoods -- of all Georgians by relying on data and the advice of public health officials.”

Executive Order 06.29.20.01 extends the Public Health State of Emergency through 11:59 p.m. Aug. 11.

Executive Order 06.29.20.02 continues to require social distancing, bans gatherings of more than 50 people unless there is 6 feet between each person, outlines mandatory criteria for businesses and requires sheltering in place for those living in long-term care facilities and the medically fragile. The order also outlines that the State Board of Education must provide “rules, regulations, and guidance for the operation of public elementary and secondary schools for local boards of education” in accordance with guidance from Dr. Kathleen Toomey, the Department of Public Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The order runs through 11:59 p.m. July 15.