Many Georgia hospitals are groaning under the assault of COVID-19 infections, with total hospitalizations from the respiratory illness continuing to rise.

Many Georgia hospitals reported no critical care beds available. Nine reported no general inpatient beds, including Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center and Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, according to data obtained by The Associated Press from the Department of Public Health.

Statewide , 88% of critical care beds were in use, tying the highest level since the pandemic began. Not all critical care patients have COVID-19, however. Overall, patients with the respiratory illness were filling 3,157 of Georgia’s more than 21,000 hospital beds.

Numbers as of Saturday evening show that Chattooga County is now reporting 187 cases, with 94 of those in the past two weeks.  There have been two deaths and five hospitalizations.