The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the state also increased by 81 deaths from yesterday to today, totaling 3,335 deaths as of 3 p.m. July 22. Of those deaths, 350—or about 10.5%—have been in Fulton County, per public health data.
Intensive care unit admissions rose by 63 from yesterday to today as well, for a total of 2,967 ICU admissions since the pandemic began.
Statewide, cumulative hospitalizations increased by 428 from July 21-22, totaling 15,922 hospitalizations attributed to COVID-19 as of 3 p.m. July 22, according to public health data. About 9.53%, or 1,517 hospitalizations, have been in Fulton County.
According to data from the Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency, 3,179 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19—up from yesterday's total of 3,155 people, but not yet above Monday's total. On Monday, July 20, 3,183 were in the hospital due to COVID-19.
Polymerase chain reaction testing, or PCR testing, is still increasing, but Gov. Brian Kemp has made it a priority to expand testing capacity even more statewide. A total of 1.31 million COVID-19 PCR tests have been conducted across the state, up by 21,553 tests since July 21, according to public health data. Of those tests, 138,662—or 10.5%—have returned with a positive test result, which is 2,647 more positive tests than the totals from July 21.
Fulton County's case counts rose by almost 400 cases from July 21-22, for a total of 14,169 cases of COVID-19 countywide, according to public health data. This is a case rate of about 1,289 cases per 100,000 residents, as Fulton County is the most populous county in Georgia.
Specific data for Alpharetta and Milton ZIP codes and city limits are found in the Fulton County Board of Health's epidemiology reports, which come out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the evening around 6 p.m., the board previously told Community Impact Newspaper. The report was not available as of press time.