Georgia passes 891,000 cases Tuesday

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May 18—ATLANTA — Georgia saw an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday by 492 cases, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The state has recorded 891,073 confirmed cases.

The state has reported 17,825 virus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic, an increase of 21 deaths reported since the previous day.

There were 62,786 hospitalizations and 10,333 admissions into the intensive-care unit in Georgia due to COVID-19, according to state public health data.

Antigen positive cases were at 225,702 while probable deaths related to COVID-19 are 2,707, according to the GDPH.

More than 8.6 million PCR/molecular tests have been performed, resulting in a 10.0% positive rate, the data stated.

More than 6.87 million people have received the vaccine in Georgia, between Pfizer, Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson allocations.