Coronavirus in Georgia: Percentage of positive cases drops to 14.53%, the lowest percentage of positive cases to date

The percentage of positive cases of coronavirus versus the number of administered tests decreased to 14.53% since 7 p.m. May 6. (Community Impact staff)
The percentage of positive cases of coronavirus versus the number of administered tests decreased to 14.53% since 7 p.m. May 6. (Community Impact staff)

The percentage of positive cases of coronavirus versus the number of administered tests decreased to 14.53% since 7 p.m. May 6. (Community Impact staff)


In the past 24 hours, COVID-19 test numbers have risen to 217,303 administered tests as of 7 p.m. May 7—an increase of more than 13,000 from the previous day's total of 204,137 tests, according to the latest data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. Even though statewide case counts also increased in the past 24 hours to 31,575 cases, the percentage of positive cases dropped to the lowest percentage to date. With 217,303 administered tests and 31,575 cases, this means 14.53% of the tests have returned with a positive test result.


Additionally, the state has seen 1,384 ICU admissions, 5,864 hospitalizations and 1,340 deaths because of the virus, according to the data.

In Fulton County, case counts now total 3,257 cases, in addition to 136 coronavirus-related deaths, GDPH data indicates. The county has also seen 607 hospitalizations so far because of the virus.

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.