Georgia pushes 864,000 virus cases

Bryce Ethridge, The Valdosta Daily Times, Ga.
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Apr. 13—ATLANTA — COVID-19 cases across the state continue to rise with 1,084 cases reported Tuesday.

There have been 863,814 COVID-19 cases reported in Georgia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The state reported 17,033 deaths — an increase of 16 from the previous day — with 2,506 probable deaths related to the virus.

Georgia has reported 212,830 antigen cases — an increase of 819 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 9,806 admitted to an ICU.

More than 8 million COVID-19 tests have been performed with a 10.4% positive rate, health officials reported.

The state has performed more than 504,000 antibody tests — which show signs of past infection — with the state reporting a 17.7% positivity rate.

More than 4.85 million people have received the vaccine in Georgia, between Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson allocations.

According to the GDPH website, the state is pausing all Johnson and Johnson vaccinations until further notice under the instruction of the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control.