Coronavirus in Georgia: Case counts increase by more than 1,700 cases for three consecutive days

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The Georgia Department of Public Health has reported statewide COVID-19 case count increases of more than 1,700 for each of the last three days. (Community Impact staff)

The Georgia Department of Public Health has reported statewide COVID-19 case count increases of more than 1,700 for each of the last three days. (Community Impact staff)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia rose by more than 1,700 for each of the last three consecutive days, according to the latest COVID-19 daily status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. On June 23, 24 and 25, state case counts rose by 1,750, 1,703 and 1,714 cases, respectively.

The state has also seen 2,745 deaths, 2,222 intensive care unit admissions and 10,457 total hospitalizations since the pandemic started.


The number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 is also on the rise, increasing by 11 people from yesterday to today to total 1,135 people. This number has been increasing for the last couple of weeks, up from a low of 783 current hospitalizations June 7.

Testing is still increasing as well. Viral testing increased by nearly 15,000 tests from yesterday's report to today's report, rising from 743,234 to 757,924 administered tests, according to public health department data. A total of 64,822 of those tests have returned with a positive result.


Antibody testing increased by nearly 3,000 tests from yesterday's report to today's report, totaling 146,230 administered tests as of June 25. A total of 8,185 of those tests have returned with a positive test result, the data shows. Antibody testing shows past infection, while viral testing shows current and active infections of the virus; however, antibody testing is not included in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state.




Fulton County's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is now 6,163, according to public health data. The county has seen 309 COVID-19-related deaths and 1,027 hospitalizations so far due to the virus out of 10,457 cumulative hospitalizations statewide.

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.