Georgia reports 700-plus confirmed virus cases

Dean Poling, The Valdosta Daily Times, Ga.
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Apr. 18—ATLANTA — Georgia COVID-19 cases increased by 702 Sunday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Public health officials reported 868,865 confirmed cases. The GDPH also reported 17,214 confirmed deaths Sunday, which is unchanged since Saturday.

There were 215,407 confirmed antigen positive cases — an increase of 270 from the previous day — and 2,544 probable deaths, according to the GDPH.

More than 60,000 hospitalizations have been reported with 9,883 admissions into the intensive-care unit, the data states.

More than 8.1 million COVID-19 tests have been performed with a positivity rate of 10.4%, data states.

More than 1.8 million antigen tests have been performed with a 10.4% positivity rate, according to the GDPH.

More than 5.16 million people have received the vaccine in Georgia, between Pfizer, Moderna and the now halted Johnson & Johnson allocations.

According to the GDPH website, the state is pausing all Johnson and Johnson vaccinations until further notice under the instruction of the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control.