Georgia passes 892,000 virus cases

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May 20—ATLANTA — Georgia saw an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday by 649 cases, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The state has recorded 892,151 confirmed cases.

The state has reported 17,869 virus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic, an increase of 20 deaths reported since the previous day.

There were 62,994 hospitalizations and 10,388 admissions into intensive-care units in Georgia due to COVID-19, according to state public health data.

Antigen positive cases were at 226,157, an increase of 184 from Wednesday, while probable deaths related to COVID-19 are 2,722, according to the GDPH.

More than 8.63 million PCR/molecular tests have been performed, resulting in a 10.0% positive rate, the data stated.

More than 6.95 million people have received the vaccine in Georgia, between Pfizer, Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson allocations.

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