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Georgia hits milestone 1 million COVID-19 cases since start of the pandemic

ATLANTA — The state of Georgia has now surpassed 1,000,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Georgia DPH reported 4,257 new cases of the virus Tuesday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 1,000,872.

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Since the March 2020 beginning of the pandemic, 19,044 Georgians have been confirmed to have died from the virus. Another 3,016 deaths are listed as ‘probable’ on the state’s website. 24 of the deaths were reported Tuesday.

These cases contribute to the more than 37 million cases and 622,000 deaths from the virus in the United States.

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Despite the vaccine being readily available to those over 12, Georgia remains one of the least vaccinated states. Less than half of all Georgians have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

For a full break down of COVID-19 numbers across the state, click here.