While case counts increased, the number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 decreased by 22 people from yesterday to today, totaling 3,135 people as of 3 p.m. July 24, per data from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. This is the second consecutive day of decreases in this number.
In total, Georgia has seen 16,752 hospitalizations due to the coronavirus so far, with 1,585 of those hospitalizations in Fulton County, or about 9.46%. Additionally, the state has also seen 3,442 deaths and 3,119 intensive care unit admissions attributed to COVID-19.
Polymerase chain reaction testing for COVID-19 increased by 45,506 new administered PCR tests from yesterday to today, totaling about 1.38 million administered tests so far. Of those 1.38 million tests, 147,195 returned with a positive test result, or 10.6%, according to public health data.
Fulton County's COVID-19 case counts increased by 548 cases from July 23-24, for a total of 15,221 cases of COVID-19 countywide since the pandemic began. The county has also seen 365 deaths attributed to COVID-19, up by nine deaths since yesterday, according to public health data.