COVID-19 update

ATLANTA – COVID-19 cases across the state continue to rise with 583 cases reported Monday.

There have been 862,730 COVID-19 cases reported in Georgia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The state reported 17,017 deaths – an increase of 35 from the previous day – with 2,506 probable deaths related to the virus.

Georgia has reported 212,011 antigen cases — an increase of 356 antigen cases from the previous day — since the start of the pandemic. Antigen cases show results from rapid virus tests.

More than 59,000 people have been hospitalized across the state due to COVID-19, according to the report, with 9,784 admitted to an ICU.

More than 8 million COVID-19 tests have been performed with a 10.5% positive rate, health officials reported.

The state has performed more than 504,000 antibody tests — which show signs of past infection — with the state reporting a 17.7% positivity rate.

More than 4.77 million people have received the vaccine in Georgia, between Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson allocations.

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