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.