Georgia adds 2,000-plus virus cases in past week

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Jul. 8—ATLANTA — Georgia has reported 2,063 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health's report Thursday.

There have been 906,136 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic, according to the GDPH.

The GDPH has recorded 18,544 confirmed virus-related deaths — an increase of 27 from the previous day — and 2,926 probable deaths. Antigen positive cases increased by 903 from July 2 with public health officials reporting 232,356 cases.

More than 65,300 virus-related hospitalizations have been reported statewide since the start of the pandemic with 11,106 admissions into the intensive-care unit reported, data stated.

Georgia's vaccinated population — which includes those with at least one dose and fully administered — is at approximately 8.37 million with more than 80,500 people having a vaccine administered per 100,000, according to the GDPH. The GDP reports about 4.52 million have had at least one shot and 4.02 million are fully vaccinated.

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