COVID-19 update

ATLANTA – Georgia reported more than 2,500 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. 

Georgia added 2,583 new COVID-19 cases, according to the GDPH.

Georgia has reported 778,049 confirmed cases and 169,367 antigen cases — an increase of 1,142 antigen cases from the previous day — since the start of the pandemic. Antigen cases show results from rapid virus tests.

The GDPH reported 120 more virus-related deaths Tuesday, raising the total to 13,481, with 1,820 probable deaths related to the virus.

More than 52,262 people have been hospitalized across the state due to COVID-19, according to the report, with 8,651 admitted to an ICU. 

More than 6.7 million COVID-19 tests have been performed with an 11.2% positive rate, health officials reported.

The state has performed more than 455,000 antibody tests — which show signs of past infection — with the state reporting a 14.4% positivity rate.

So far, the state has administered more than 1.1 million vaccines to eligible residents across the state.

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