Coronavirus: Case counts pass 20,000 statewide; more than 2,000 in Fulton County

The Georgia Department of Public Health released the latest case count data for the state, showing statewide case counts at 20,166.
The Georgia Department of Public Health released the latest case count data for the state, showing statewide case counts at 20,166.

The Georgia Department of Public Health released the latest case count data for the state, showing statewide case counts at 20,166.

Georgia Department of Public Health officials report 20,166 cases of coronavirus as of 7 p.m. April 21, an increase of 767 cases from the day prior.

The state also reports a total of 818 coronavirus-related deaths, an increase of 43 deaths from the previous day. Case counts in Fulton County—the most populous county in the state, which includes the cities of Alpharetta and Milton—total 2,206 cases, an increase of eight cases from April 20, and 83 coronavirus-related deaths.


Additionally, the state has administered 88,140 tests total so far, meaning 22.88% of the tests have come back positive as of 7 p.m. April 21. While nearly every county in the state has at least one confirmed case, the southwest portion of the state has the most concentrated number of cases, which includes Dougherty County—the home of Albany, Georgia, which has previously been considered a coronavirus hotspot.
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.


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