Additionally, cumulative hospitalizations rose by 209 people from yesterday to today, totaling 13,685 people as of 3 p.m. July 14, according to the COVID-19 daily status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. Of those 13,685 people, 1,280 of them were tied to Fulton County.
Georgia has also seen 2,662 intensive care unit admissions due to COVID-19, and case counts rose as well. Statewide confirmed COVID-19 case counts rose by 3,394 cases from July 13-14, totaling 123,963 cases, per public health data.
The percentage of positive viral tests—or polymerase chain reaction tests, which are the only tests used when the public health department reports confirmed COVID-19 cases—has also increased. The percentage of positive viral tests rose from 9.4% July 7 to 10% as of 3 p.m. July 14. A total of 1.13 million viral tests have been administered so far with 113,044 positive tests, according to public health data.
In Fulton County, case counts rose by 274 cases from July 13 to July 14, totaling 11,354 cases as of 3 p.m. July 14. The county has also seen 327 deaths attributed to COVID-19, up from 326 deaths July 13.