Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:21 PM EST
By JEFF AMY, AP
ATLANTA (AP) — The number of Georgians hospitalized with COVID-19 set another record Tuesday, while deaths and new confirmed cases of the respiratory illness remained at high levels. Some Georgia students stepped into school for the first time since March as southwest Georgia’s Mitchell County and northwest Georgia’s Chattooga County became the first two traditional school districts to open for in-person instruction. Other schools keep putting off their start dates or announcing they will begin class online. Republican U.S Rep. Jody Hice says he has gone into quarantine after the Georgia congressman had contact with Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert and a second person. The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Georgia is now above 182,000.