Coronavirus: Georgia case counts increase by more than 1,000 in 24 hours; test numbers increase by more than 19,000 during that same time

Case counts have now surpassed 27,000, while test numbers approach 170,000, according to the latest data points from the Georgia Department of Public Health. (Community Impact staff)
Case counts have now surpassed 27,000, while test numbers approach 170,000, according to the latest data points from the Georgia Department of Public Health. (Community Impact staff)

Case counts have now surpassed 27,000, while test numbers approach 170,000, according to the latest data points from the Georgia Department of Public Health. (Community Impact staff)

The Georgia Department of Public Health's latest COVID-19 case count at 7 p.m. May 1 reported positive case counts increasing by 1,232 in 24 hours, bringing the total to 27,492 cases statewide. The state has also seen 5,307 hospitalizations, 1,229 ICU admissions and 1,165 coronavirus-related deaths, the data shows.

While case counts increased by more than 1,000 overnight, the number of administered COVID-19 tests statewide also increased by 19,323 during the same 24-hour period. The total number of administered tests so far totals 168,367 tests—a 12.96% increase from the April 30 total of 149,044 tests.


In Fulton County, case counts total 2,889 cases and 122 coronavirus-related deaths, according to the GDPH's data. The case rate per 100,000 people is 262.83 cases, as the county's population totals 1,099,181 people.

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.