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Cobb County had 278 new cases of the coronavirus reported Tuesday, the highest one-day increase since early August, when the county had its last large spike in cases and deaths from the virus, data from the Georgia Department of Public Health shows.

The 278 cases is the most reported in one day in Cobb since Aug. 8, when there 287 new cases, the MDJ previously reported. The highest one-day increase in cases in Cobb was July 23, which saw 414 new cases.

Cobb is no longer on the state’s “emerging counties” list for potential high COVID-19 spread, but neighboring Fulton, Cherokee and Bartow are among the emerging counties and Bartow and Paulding are among the state’s high transmission counties.

Here’s a look at Cobb County and state coronavirus numbers reported Tuesday, and how they compare to the day before. All information comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Cobb County’s COVID-19 Numbers for Tuesday

Category 11/17 Change
Cases 24,333 +278
Hospitalizations 2,087 +9
Deaths 484 +2

Georgia’s COVID-19 Numbers for Tuesday

Category 11/17 Change
Cases 391,466 +3,603
Hospitalizations 33,439 +174
Deaths 8,496 +27

A Cobb-Douglas Public Health report, including data on how the coronavirus is affecting different ZIP codes, genders and ages, is available at

For the Georgia DPH’s full report, visit

National data can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at

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richard plent

These are mostly from people attending the Purdue and Loeffler rallies sans masks and distancing. These sickos want to be in charge.

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