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.