Coronavirus: Fulton County case counts approach 2,500; statewide cases near 22,000

Here is the latest COVID-19 case count update for Georgia and Fulton County. (Community Impact staff)
Here is the latest COVID-19 case count update for Georgia and Fulton County. (Community Impact staff)

Here is the latest COVID-19 case count update for Georgia and Fulton County. (Community Impact staff)

The statewide COVID-19 case count rose by 781 today, totaling 21,883 cases and 881 COVID-19-related deaths across Georgia s of 7 p.m. April 23, according to the latest data from the Georgia Department of Public Health.


Fulton County also saw a case count increase from yesterday, rising from 2,255 cases to 2,436 cases as of 7 p.m. April 23. A total of 88 Fulton County residents have died due to the virus.



Test numbers are also increasing, the data shows. Between the GDPH's laboratories and commercial laboratories, 101,062 tests have been administered so far, an increase of 6,990 tests from April 22, which means 21.65% of tests have come back positive. This is lower than yesterday's total, which showed 22.43% of cases came back positive.
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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