COVID cases still on the rise statewide

Desiree Carver, The Valdosta Daily Times, Ga.
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Apr. 10—ATLANTA — COVID cases across the state continue to rise with 1,059 cases reported Saturday.

There have been 861,412 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Georgia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The state reported 16,982 deaths — an increase of 52 from the previous day — with 2,506 probable deaths related to the virus.

Georgia has reported 211,288 antigen cases — an increase of 637 antigen cases from the previous day — since the start of the pandemic. Antigen cases show results from rapid virus tests.

More than 59,000 people have been hospitalized across the state due to COVID-19, according to the report, with 9,776 admitted to an ICU.

More than 7.9 million COVID-19 tests have been performed with a 10.5% positive rate, health officials reported.

The state has performed more than 503,000 antibody tests — which show signs of past infection — with the state reporting a 17.6% positivity rate.

More than 4.67 million people have received the vaccine in Georgia, between Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson allocations.