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Gov. Kemp outlines Georgia COVID-19 vaccine plans

It comes as the state has recorded some of its highest single-day new case totals in the last week.

ATLANTA — UPDATE: Gov. Kemp says Georgia could have vaccine doses "in the next week to 10 days," first doses will go to healthcare workers and residents of nursing homes.

UPDATE 2: The governor's press conference has concluded. You can watch it in full shortly on our YouTube channel.

Original story below

Gov. Brian Kemp will conduct a COVID-19 at the State Capitol today, as Georgia has recorded some of its highest single-day new case totals in the last week.

The press conference is set for 1 p.m. 11Alive will stream it in the video player above this story and on our YouTube channel.

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According to a release, the governor will be joined by state Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey. The two will "provide an update on COVID-19 in Georgia and the state's efforts to prepare for vaccine distribution," the release said.

Throughout the fall, as many parts of the country saw a serious surge in COVID-19 cases, Georgia generally saw a slower increase. Since the start of the month, however, new cases have skyrocketed.

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According to state figures, the 7-day moving average of daily new cases for yesterday - 3,833.3 - now eclipses even the heights of the summer surge Georgia saw in mid-July. That's been fueled by single-day spikes of more than 5,000 cases on Dec. 4 and 4,875 yesterday.

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