Georgia reports 2,000-plus COVID cases Tuesday

Desiree Carver, The Valdosta Daily Times, Ga.
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Feb. 23—ATLANTA — Georgia COVID-19 cases rose by more than 2,000 Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health

Georgia reported 2,337 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday bringing the state to more than 808,416 cases since the start of the pandemic

Georgia has reported 182,405 antigen cases — an increase of 1,767 antigen cases from the previous day — since the start of the pandemic. Antigen cases show results from rapid virus tests.

The GDPH reported 75 more virus-related deaths Tuesday, raising the total to 14,761, with 2,166 probable deaths related to the virus.

More than 55,000 people have been hospitalized across the state due to COVID-19, according to the report, with 8,967 admitted to an ICU.

More than 7 million COVID-19 tests have been performed with an 11.1% positive rate, health officials reported.

The state has performed more than 470,000 antibody tests — which show signs of past infection — with the state reporting a 15.4% positivity rate.

More than 1.7 million people have received the vaccine, between Pfizer and Moderna allocations.