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A look at major COVID-19 developments over the past week



AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia appears to be entering a new, more hopeful phase of the pandemic. Encouraged by vaccinations, many people are eager to return to their pre-pandemic routines.

The number of new infections is holding steady, as it has been essentially since mid-March. The seven-day rolling average of new confirmed and suspected infections is about 1,265, according to state Department of Public Health data.

It’s a sharp decline from the post-holiday surge in January, when the daily rolling average surpassed 9,600 cases.