Friday, June 26, 2020 7:51 PM EST
By BEN NADLER and JEFF AMY, AP
LILBURN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Friday that he doesn't plan to implement any additional coronavirus restrictions, even as the state experiences an uptick in confirmed cases and battles hot spots in several areas. Data released later Friday shows that the number of people hospitalized with coronavirus infections rose to 1,184. That’s the highest number since May 8 and a 51% increase since the number of hospitalized people bottomed out on June 7. Georgia’s total confirmed infections rose to near 73,000 Friday. The state has been averaging more than 1,200 new confirmed infections a day over the past 14 days.