Latest COVID-19 information for metro Atlanta

LAST REVIEWED May 8, 2021 3:18 P.M. EST

Overview

Georgia has given more than 8.4 million COVID-19 tests. There have been 885,869 cases of COVID-19 in Georgia and there is currently a 10.2% positive rate. At least 17,702 people have died. The rolling 7-day average of new cases is 761.9. The rolling 7-day average is 4.8% positive.

Vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccine arrived in metro Atlanta with the first doses administered Dec. 16. The state said as of Feb. 25, it was doing away with the phase terminology. As of March 25, vaccines are open for all Georgians over the age of 16. Vaccines for people 65 and up began Jan. 11. So far, the state has administered 6,348,671 vaccines.

Restrictions

As of April 8, Gov. Kemp has lifted all restrictions over COVID-19.

How to help

There are multiple ways to help, including food drives, supply drives and by donating to a local charity. Here’s a list of ways to help. The American Red Cross also has a severe blood shortage.

How to get help

The Atlanta Community Food Bank is working to help families in need. They have a map of places you can visit to get help. Unemployment resources are available here.

Public Transport

MARTA is taking extra precautions to protect riders and requiring masks. They are regularly cleaning buses, rail, vans and all stations. MARTA has made a variety of service changes and reductions due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 testing

The Georgia Department of Health has a large number of COVID-19 testing sites. Testing is available to all residents at this time.

More COVID-19 news

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