Georgia is a large state, with huge differences between the Atlanta metro and rural counties. As a result, it’s important to know how to get information about coronavirus in your local area. There are two main places to get more local information about the spread of COVID-19 in specific areas: the Georgia DPH Dashboard, and your regional public health district. In general, the public health districts in the Atlanta metro area have more detailed information available, but some other districts also provide excellent resources.
Maps on COVID-Georgia.com
My COVID Maps page includes maps to show number of new cases, deaths, and hospitalizations for each county over the past two weeks, and a second set of map showing the weekly change in cases. Maps are updated daily. You can view the maps by raw numbers per county or rates per 100K for each county.
County Information on Georgia DPH Dashboard
The Georgia DPH COVID-19 Dashboard provides county-level information on cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, as well as case and death rates per 100K people. One of my favorite features is the ability to click on your county, then view the cases over time and deaths over time graphs for your specific county. You can now also view these graphs now by date of report. This shows you when people in your area got sick and if cases are rising or declining. These graphs are best viewed on a computer, or by turning your phone sideways (landscape mode).
Remember the last 14 days of the by Onset and by Date of Death graphs are uncertain though as DPH doesn’t yet know about the most recent illnesses until labs are taken and cases reported. Learn more about the Georgia DPH Dashboard.
Kinsa HealthWeather Map
Kinsa is a company that makes Internet-enabled thermometers and health apps. Using this data, they are able to provide metrics about when fever-related illnesses are spreading in an area. Their HealthWeather Map offers an experimental map showing “Atypical Illness Transmission Levels”. When an area is blue (with a level under 1.0, it indicates lower levels of disease transmission.
ARC Georgia COVID-19 Response
The Atlanta Regional Commission has created a really nice interactive COVID-19 map and graphing page to see local information for your metro area, region, or county. Although it was created by the ARC, it has data for all of Georgia. You can view cases or deaths by raw numbers or per 100K, for the whole state by region, or for a region by county, and more.
They have some additional information at Atlanta Regional Commission COVID Response web site.
Local/Regional Hospitalization Data
Some smaller hospital systems provide their own COVID dashboards for their local area. Below are links to the pages I was able to find. I wish more hospitals reported this data to the public!
- Augusta University Medical Center (Augusta)
- Hamilton Health (Dalton)
- Houston Healthcare (Warner Robins/Perry)
- Northeast Georgia Health System (Gainesville)
- Phoebe Health (Albany)
- South Georgia Medical Center (Valdosta)
- Southeast Georgia Health System (Brunswick)
Click on the COVID link in the banner.
- Tanner Health (Carroll County)
Two new resources are now available from the COVID-19 Georgia Geospatial Data Hub for state-wide and regional hospitalization data.
- Current hospitalization patient census (separate graphs for current hospitalizations of COVID + patients AND patients under investigation for COVID)
- Hospital beds and ventilator usage (for all patients, not just COVID patients)
Some regional health districts also share hospitalization numbers for their regions. See links in the section below.
Georgia Regional Health Districts
Georgia DPH is divided up into 18 different regional health districts, and each of these districts has their own web site with local information about COVID testing locations and testing events, as well as other information about COVID. Some of the districts also provide detailed metrics, including case and death numbers by zip code, hospital availability, etc. The North Central district even provided a detailed report county-by-county with data on specific outbreaks known to the public health department.
Your regional health department will also be able to direct you to free testing locations and events in your area. (How to get tested for COVID in Georgia.)
Find your regional health district in the list below and see what information they offer on their web site. I have provided specific links to pages with more detailed data where available. I also encourage you to follow your regional public health department on Facebook and/or Twitter for the latest news in your area.
- District 1-1: Northwest Georgia
Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd*, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk, Walker
- District 1-2: North Georgia (Dalton)
Cherokee*, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, Whitfield
- District 2: North (Gainesville)
Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall*, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, White
- District 3-1: Cobb/Douglas
- District 3-2: Fulton County
- District 3-3: Clayton County
- District 3-4: East Metro
Gwinnett*, Newton, Rockdale
- District 3-5: DeKalb
- District 4: District 4 (LaGrange)
Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup*, Upson
- District 5-1: South Central
Bleckley, Dodge, Johnson, Laurens*, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Wheeler, Wilcox
- District 5-2: North Central
Baldwin, Bibb*, Crawford, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington, Wilkinson
- District 6: East Central
Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond*, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren, Wilkes
- District 7: West Central
Chattahoochee, Clay, Crisp, Dooly, Harris, Macon, Muscogee*, Marion, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Webster
- District 8-1: South
Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes*, Tift, Turner
- District 8-2: Southwest
Baker, Calhoun, Colquitt, Dougherty*, Decatur, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, Worth
- District 9-1: Coastal
Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn*, Liberty, Long, McIntosh
- COVID-19 Dashboard with county-level data (testing, hospitalizations, etc.)
- District 9-2: Southeast
Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bulloch, Candler, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Evans, Jeff Davis, Pierce, Tattnall, Toombs, Ware*, Wayne
- District 10: Northeast
Barrow, Clarke*, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Walton