Tuesday, September 14, 2021 9:54 PM EST
By SUDHIN THANAWALA, AP
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's state epidemiologist says the number of COVID-19 cases in the state remains high and that still creates a significant risk the disease could spread through communities. Cherie Drenzek updated the state Board of Public Health on Tuesday about the spike in cases since the end of June. The increase is being fueled by the delta variant of the virus among the unvaccinated. Since the start of September, the seven-day average of new cases has fallen. But Drenzek warned that the state is coming down from steep peaks, and its hospitals and schools are still facing great strain. She said the risk of transmission through communities remains high.