Georgia tops 851,000 virus cases

Dean Poling, The Valdosta Daily Times, Ga.
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Mar. 30—ATLANTA — More than 851,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Georgia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Georgia reported 851,306 cases Tuesday, an increase of 884 from the previous day.

The state reported 16,533 deaths — an increase of 10 from the last change Monday — with 2,454 probable deaths related to the virus.

Georgia has reported 206,435 antigen cases — an increase of 427 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 9,598 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.