Coronavirus in Georgia: Number of administered tests rises 9.72% in 24 hours; case counts grow by 1.37% during same time

The number of administered coronavirus tests in Georgia now surpasses 200,000, according to the latest data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. (Community Impact staff)
The number of administered coronavirus tests in Georgia now surpasses 200,000, according to the latest data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. (Community Impact staff)

The number of administered coronavirus tests in Georgia now surpasses 200,000, according to the latest data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. (Community Impact staff)

While coronavirus case counts are still growing in Georgia, the number of administered tests is growing, too, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. From 7 p.m. May 4 to 7 p.m. May 5, coronavirus test numbers have grown 9.72%, the data shows, increasing from 183,012 tests to 200,814 tests. Additionally, with 29,839 positive cases of the virus, this means 14.86% of the 200,814 tests have shown a positive test result.

Statewide coronavirus case counts increased 1.37% during the same 24-hour time period, totaling 29,839 cases as of 7 p.m. May 5, with 5,654 hospitalizations and 1,294 deaths, according to the data from the GDPH. The state has also seen 1,320 ICU admissions due to the virus.


Fulton County saw an increase of 89 cases since 7 p.m. May 4, totaling 3,153 cases so far, the data shows, with 130 coronavirus-related deaths. The case rate per 100,000 people is now 286.85 cases, according to the data.

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.