COVID-19 update

ATLANTA – Georgia surpassed 889,000 COVID-19-related cases and reached nearly 17,800 virus-related deaths, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health Friday. 

The state recorded 889,417 confirmed virus-related cases and 17,785 virus-related deaths. That's 633 new cases and 20 more deaths than the previous day.

Throughout the pandemic, there have been 62,578 hospitalizations and 10,300 admissions into the intensive-care unit due to COVID-19, GDPH data stated.

COVID-19 probable deaths reached 2,697 while antigen positive cases were at 224,912, the GDPH reported.

With a 10.1% positive rate, more than 8.5 million PCR/molecular tests have been performed, data stated.

More than 6.72 million people have received the vaccine in Georgia, between Pfizer, Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson allocations.

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