COVID-19 update

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 64 virus-related deaths Friday, raising the total to 15,526, with 2,289 probable deaths related to the virus.

Georgia also reported 1,313 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state to 826,117 cases since the start of the pandemic.  

Georgia has reported 193,392 antigen cases — an increase of 768 antigen cases from the previous day — since the start of the pandemic. Antigen cases show results from rapid virus tests. 

More than 56,000 people have been hospitalized across the state due to COVID-19, according to the report, with 9,236 admitted to an ICU.  

More than 7.3 million COVID-19 tests have been performed with an 11% positive rate, health officials reported.

The state has performed more than 480,000 antibody tests — which show signs of past infection — with the state reporting a 16.1% positivity rate.

More than 2.2 million people have received the vaccine, between Pfizer and Moderna allocations.

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