Since test numbers are increasing, case counts are also increasing as well. The state has now seen 32,171 cases of the coronavirus statewide as of 7 p.m. May 8, a 1.89% increase from yesterday's total of 31,575 cases, the data indicates. With 32,171 cases and 227,477 administered tests, this means 14.14% of the tests have returned with a positive test result—another decrease from yesterday's percentage of positive tests at 14.53%.
Additionally, Georgia has now had 1,399 coronavirus-related deaths as well as 5,974 hospitalizations and 1,405 ICU admissions due to COVID-19, GDPH data shows.
Fulton County has now seen 3,315 cases of COVID-19—which is 10.3% of the state's 32,171 cases—as well as 144 coronavirus-related deaths and 624 hospitalizations due to the virus, data shows.