Kemp extends State of Emergency

coronavirus under electron microscopeCoronavirus under electron microscope (image by Felipe Esquivel Reed, licensed under CC-SA 4.0)

Governor Brian Kemp extended Georgia’s State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic yesterday by executive order, which you can read by following this link.

The extension keeps the State of Emergency in effect until October 10, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. unless the governor renews it again.

The original Public Health State of Emergency was declared on March 14, 2020, while the pandemic’s spread into the United States was well underway.

It has been extended each month since then.


In addition, the governor issued a set of orders and guidelines entitled Empowering a Healthy Georgia along with the latest executive order extending the State of Emergency.

For more information on COVID-19 in Georgia

The daily status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health is posted daily at 3 p.m.

In addition to the total confirmed cases, hospitalization and death, the report includes other information such as demographic breakdown by race/ethnicity, sex and age.

You can also download the data in CSV format at this link, so you can open it in a spreadsheet and build different views of the data yourself.

There is also a guide to understanding the data here.

The Georgia Department of Public Health describes the data collection process as follows:

The Daily Status Report is updated once daily at 3 p.m. Data are reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) from numerous labs, hospitals and providers in various ways.

Electronic Laboratory Reports (ELR) are data files transmitted to DPH that contain patient identifiers, test information and results. Individual “case” reports may also be submitted through DPH’s secure web portal, SendSS, from healthcare providers and other required reporters. These reports often contain more specific patient information. In either reporting scenario, data may be incomplete.

Data displayed on the DPH Daily Status Report reflect the information transmitted to DPH, but may not reflect all current tests or cases due to timing of testing and data reporting