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ATLANTA (CBS46) -- As Georgia's neighbor to the south continues to break records for new coronavirus cases, the Peach state is seeing a slow growth of cases across the state including new daily records in the last five days.

According to the Department of Public Health's numbers, Georgia set a record for most cases reported on a single day last Saturday with 1,800. Then Tuesday, the state reported the second most cases in a single day with 1,750. Both days broke previous records set in April during the state's stay-at-home order.

The 7-day moving average in the state has been on the rise since May 25 when it hit 591.3. As of the last confirmed day of data, June 10, the moving average had hit 820.7 and was still on the rise with the record number of cases still to come.

Overall, since Governor Brian Kemp allowed the stay-at-home order to expire for most Georgians on May 1, the state has added 40,544 cases of COVID-19. In June alone, the state has reported 20,060 cases of COVID-19, more than the entire month of May.

Georgia's growth in cases comes as Florida continues to shatter daily records for new cases. Wednesday, the Sunshine State reported 5,508 new cases and the median age for the new cases was 33-years-old.

Governor Kemp took to Twitter Wednesday to talk about the success he has seen in the state of Georgia with regards to COVID-19 saying, "Georgia's rate for positive COVID-19 tests stands at eight percent, down from 13 percent on June 1."

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