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.