Coronavirus: Weekend updates show little change in Georgia test numbers, case counts since May 1

Most of the COVID-19 case count and test number increases occurred between May 1-2; little change occurred from May 2-3, state data shows. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Most of the COVID-19 case count and test number increases occurred between May 1-2; little change occurred from May 2-3, state data shows. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Most of the COVID-19 case count and test number increases occurred between May 1-2; little change occurred from May 2-3, state data shows. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

From 7 p.m. May 1 to 7 p.m. May 2, COVID-19 case counts statewide rose by 838 cases and test numbers rose by 6,433 tests according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

From 7 p.m. May 2 to 7 p.m. May 3, statewide case counts rose by only 272 cases, and test numbers did not change at all.


This brought the total statewide case count to 28,602 and the COVID-19-related death toll to 1,177, an increase of 12 from 7 p.m. May 1 to 7 p.m. May 3.

The state had administered 174,800 COVID-19 tests as of 7 p.m. May 3, according to GDPH data.

Data is accurate as of the time of the report, and results could be underreported, GDPH officials said on the data site.


A total of 2,973 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Fulton County, the data indicates, putting the case rate per 100,000 people at 270.47 cases as of 7 p.m. May 3.

In addition, the county has seen 122 deaths related to COVID-19, a number that has not changed since Friday, May 1.
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.