From July 9 to 10, case counts rose by 4,484 to a total of 111,211 statewide. The state has also seen 2,965 deaths—up by 35 since July 9—2,565 intensive care unit admissions and 12,937 cumulative hospitalizations attributed to COVID-19. This in an increase of 49 ICU admissions and 331 cumulative hospitalizations in 24 hours.
Out of the 12,937 hospitalizations in the state, 1,230 of them—or 9.51%—have been in Fulton County, public health data shows. The county also surpassed 10,000 cases July 10, totaling 10,021 cases—up by 435 cases from July 9. Additionally, Fulton County has also seen 321 deaths attributed to COVID-19 as of 3 p.m. July 10.
The percentage of positive viral tests—also known as polymerase chain reaction tests, which show active infection and are the only tests used to determine confirmed COVID-19 cases—has also increased slightly over the last several days. The percentage of positive viral tests rose by 0.1% each day since July 6, rising from 9.4% July 6 to 9.7% July 10. A total of 1.05 million viral tests have been administered so far, with 101,057 positive tests, according to public health data.
According to data from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, the number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 rose from 2,322 people July 9 to 2,443 people July 10, an increase of 121 in a 24-hour period. To prepare for hospital surge capacity, Gov. Brian Kemp will soon reactivate the temporary hospital at the Georgia World Congress Center, which opened in April as a temporary hospital and closed about a month later, according to the agency's report. An official date to reactivate the hospital was not provided.