COVID-19 update

ATLANTA – More than 858,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Georgia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Georgia reported 858,268 cases Wednesday, an increase of 961 from the previous day.

The state reported 16,827 deaths – an increase of 66 from the previous day – with 2,478 probable deaths related to the virus.

Georgia has reported 209,931 antigen cases — an increase of 567 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 9,712 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 500,000 antibody tests — which show signs of past infection — with the state reporting a 17.4% positivity rate.

More than 4.35 million people have received the vaccine in Georgia, between Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson allocations.

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