Tuesday, July 7, 2020 4:05 PM EST
By JEFF AMY, AP
ATLANTA (AP) — More than 100,000 Georgians have been confirmed to have coronavirus infections, as the number of people currently sick enough with COVID-19 to be hospitalized pushed past 2,000 on Tuesday. The number of confirmed fatalities rose to at least 2,899. The milestones came as Gov. Brian Kemp is urging local officials to join his push for voluntary mask-wearing in public, even while acknowledging that some local officials want him to go further. DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond says he feels like his county is on its own, fighting the virus despite state restrictions and lack of federal leadership.