The latest COVID-19 data from the Georgia Department of Public Health indicates that viral testing, which shows current and active infections of coronavirus, has increased by 15,450 tests since 3 p.m. June 16—just 24 hours ago—totaling 644,723 viral tests administered as of 3 p.m. June 17. This is a 2.46% increase in 24 hours.
The number of positive viral tests also increased in the last 24 hours but at a slightly lower rate than the number of tests. As of 3 p.m. June 17, there were 54,286 positive viral test results, a 1.71% increase from yesterday's total of 53,373 positive tests.
Additionally, the state has now just surpassed 60,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 60,030 as of 3 p.m. June 17. The state has also seen 2,575 deaths, 2,084 ICU admissions and 9,543 cumulative hospitalizations due to COVID-19, GDPH data shows.
The number of current hospitalizations is also rising. Since June 7, the number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 has risen from 783 to 881—a 12.5% increase.
Out of the 9,543 cumulative hospitalizations statewide, 971 have been in Fulton County, according to GDPH data. The county has also seen 299 deaths and 5,292 cases of COVID-19.