Georgia Week in Review – June 8

Cases in Georgia have been stubborn about falling from this wave, which continues more like a slow burn than a sharp spike. Test positivity is the only thing that’s rising to levels approaching what past waves have. Hospital metrics remain historically low. Cases are almost certainly underreported more than previous waves, but they have not spiked sharply like they did during previous waves. You can see this clearly in the graph below. Previous waves all the lines moved up and down together, with big differences starting to appear during the Omicron wave with cases outpacing other metrics. Now only positivity has had a noticeable increase. Deaths are near historically low levels, and have been for a while.

(An interactive version of this graph is on my home page.)