Coronavirus in Georgia: Percentage of positive cases drops below 13%

As of 7 p.m. May 13, the percentage of positive cases of COVID-19 dropped to 12.93%, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. (Community Impact staff)
As of 7 p.m. May 13, the percentage of positive cases of COVID-19 dropped to 12.93%, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. (Community Impact staff)

As of 7 p.m. May 13, the percentage of positive cases of COVID-19 dropped to 12.93%, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. (Community Impact staff)

According to the 7 p.m. COVID-19 data release from the Georgia Department of Public Health, statewide case counts total 35,427 cases so far with 1,517 coronavirus-related deaths, 1,511 ICU admissions and 6,308 hospitalizations due to the virus as well. While case counts have continued to increase, public health experts say this is expected when testing capacity increases.

In Georgia, the number of administered COVID-19 tests continues to rise, totaling 273,904 administered tests as of 7 p.m. May 13—an increase of 11,725 tests since the data release from 7 p.m. May 12. With 35,427 positive cases, this means 12.93% of the administered tests have returned with a positive test result, the data shows. This is the lowest percentage of positive cases to date.


Fulton County saw an increase of 19 case counts in the last 24 hours, totaling 3,614 cases as of 7 p.m. May 13. The county has also seen 152 coronavirus-related deaths and 669 hospitalizations due to the virus, the data shows.

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.