Georgia tops 835,000 virus cases

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Dean Poling, The Valdosta Daily Times, Ga.
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Mar. 14—ATLANTA — Georgia topped 835,000 COVID-19 cases Sunday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Georgia reported 835,484 cases since the start of the pandemic.

The state has reported 15,871 deaths — with no increase from the number of deaths reported Saturday, with 2,344 probable deaths related to the virus.

Georgia has reported 198,302 antigen cases — an increase of 31 antigen cases from the previous day — since the start of the pandemic. Antigen cases show results from rapid virus tests.

More than 57,000 people have been hospitalized across the state due to COVID-19, according to the report, with 9,357 admitted to an ICU.

Nearly 7.5 million COVID-19 tests have been performed with a 10.8% positive rate, health officials reported.

The state has performed more than 487,000 antibody tests — which show signs of past infection — with the state reporting a 16.6% positivity rate.

More than 2.54 million people have received the vaccine, between Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson allocations.