Coronavirus in Georgia: Test numbers rise by more than 10,000 in 24 hours

As of 7 p.m. May 12, state COVID-19 test numbers total 262,179 administered tests—an increase of more than 10,000 tests since 7 p.m. May 11. (Community Impact staff)
As of 7 p.m. May 12, state COVID-19 test numbers total 262,179 administered tests—an increase of more than 10,000 tests since 7 p.m. May 11. (Community Impact staff)

As of 7 p.m. May 12, state COVID-19 test numbers total 262,179 administered tests—an increase of more than 10,000 tests since 7 p.m. May 11. (Community Impact staff)

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the Georgia Department of Public Health continues to report steady increases in the total number of administered COVID-19 tests—and case counts—each day, GDPH data shows. In the latest data release from the department, the total number of administered tests reached 262,179 as of 7 p.m. May 12—an increase of more than 10,000 tests since 7 p.m. May 11.

The state has also seen 34,848 cases of COVID-19 as of 7 p.m. May 12, and with 262,179 administered tests, this means 13.29% of the administered tests have returned with a positive test result so far. This percentage has been decreasing in the last week, the data shows


Additionally, the state has also seen 1,479 intensive care unit admissions, 6,227 hospitalizations and 1,494 deaths in relation to COVID-19, according to the GDPH's data. All data is accurate as of 7 p.m. May 12 and may not reflect current case status.

As of 7 p.m. May 12, Fulton County has seen 3,595 cases of the coronavirus as well as 149 coronavirus-related deaths, the data indicates.

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.