Georgia tops 853,000 virus cases

Bryce Ethridge, The Valdosta Daily Times, Ga.
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Apr. 1—ATLANTA — More than 853,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Georgia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Georgia reported 853,273 cases Thursday, an increase of 878 from the previous day.

The state reported 16,664 deaths — an increase of 57 from the last change the previous day — with 2,455 probable deaths related to the virus.

Georgia has reported 207,700 antigen cases — an increase of 547 antigen cases from the previous day — since the start of the pandemic. Antigen cases show results from rapid virus tests.

Nearly 59,000 people have been hospitalized across the state due to COVID-19, according to the report, with 9,637 admitted to an ICU.

More than 7.8 million COVID-19 tests have been performed with a 10.6% positive rate, health officials reported.

The state has performed more than 497,000 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.