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.