Coronavirus: Georgia case counts approach 30,000 as testing numbers climb past 180,000

Coronavirus case counts in Georgia are approaching 30,000, while test numbers are also increasing past 180,000, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus case counts in Georgia are approaching 30,000, while test numbers are also increasing past 180,000, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. (Community Impact staff)

Coronavirus case counts in Georgia are approaching 30,000, while test numbers are also increasing past 180,000, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. (Community Impact staff)

Georgia's COVID-19 case counts totaled 29,437 cases as of 7 p.m. May 4—a 2.92% increase from May 3's total of 28,602 cases, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health's latest data.


Additionally, the state has seen 5,537 hospitalizations and 1,287 ICU admissions due to COVID-19, the data shows.

Statewide test numbers also increased in the past 24 hours, totaling 183,012 administered tests as of 7 p.m. May 4—an increase of 8,212 tests, or a 4.70% increase from May 3. With 28,602 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, this means 16.08% of all the administered tests so far have come back positive. This percentage has been decreasing since April 19, down to 16.08% tonight from 23.13% at 7 p.m. April 19.


Case counts in Fulton County increased by 91 cases since May 3, totaling 3,064 cases of COVID-19 as of 7 p.m. May 4, the data indicates. Additionally, Fulton County has seen 129 coronavirus-related deaths, GDPH data shows.

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.