Georgia tops 850,000 virus cases Monday

Bryce Ethridge, The Valdosta Daily Times, Ga.
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Mar. 29—ATLANTA — More than 850,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Georgia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health Monday.

Georgia reported 850,412 cases Monday, an increase of 806 from the previous day.

The state reported 16,523 deaths — an increase of 36 from the last change Sunday — with 2,439 probable deaths related to the virus.

Georgia has reported 206,008 antigen cases — an increase of 359 antigen cases from the previous day — since the start of the pandemic. Antigen cases show results from rapid virus tests.

More than 58,000 people have been hospitalized across the state due to COVID-19, according to the report, with 9,579 admitted to an ICU.

More than 7.7 million COVID-19 tests have been performed with a 10.6% positive rate, health officials reported.

The state has performed more than 496,000 antibody tests — which show signs of past infection — with the state reporting a 17.2% positivity rate.

More than 3.21 million people have received the vaccine in Georgia, between Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson allocations.