COVID-19 testing in Georgia has nearly doubled in the past 10 days

Here's how new coronavirus testing in Georgia works

ATLANTA — Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Georgia climbed to 21,883 with 881 deaths, according to new numbers released at 7 p.m. Thursday. It remains one of just 12 states with over 20,000 confirmed cases of the virus.

The Georgia Department of Public Health does not release compiled data on how many patients have recovered. But the department does report testing numbers, which showed Thursday that 101,062 tests have been completed in Georgia.

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New testing options have become available over the past week. On April 15, the DPH announced that anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus can get tested at one of its drive-through sites across the state.

Starting today, the Georgia National Guard is setting up four coronavirus testing sites across metro Atlanta where people who think they have the virus will be able to be tested for free.

Gov. Brian Kemp shared on Thursday the state has seen sharp increases in the number of testing sites and test kits that have been collected.

There's a new option for you to get tested in metro Atlanta even if you are not showing symptoms.

Peachtree Immediate Care just expanded its drive-thru coronavirus testing to include that. The Peachtree Immediate Care on Lawrenceville Highway in DeKalb County is one of 10 sites where they are doing the drive-thru testing and now they will test anyone.

For most people that have insurance right now, there's no out of pocket cost. Co-pays are waived and deductibles are waived.

A location they have in Snellville on Highway 78 is working with two labs and say results are back within 48 hours. They can do up to 1,000 tests per day.

The CEO says they strategically picked locations throughout metro Atlanta, including everywhere from Athens to Austell, so it would be close to people’s homes.

Referrals are still required and officials have urged people not to show up at a testing site without an appointment.

Here are the latest test numbers along with the confirmed cases and deaths county-by-county.

COVID-19 Testing By Lab Type: No. Pos. Tests Total Tests
Commercial Lab 20267 94525
Gphl 1245 6537
COVID-19 Confirmed Cases By County: No. Cases No. Deaths
Fulton 2436 88
Dekalb 1689 34
Dougherty 1478 109
Gwinnett 1351 46
Cobb 1326 66
Hall 963 9
Clayton 616 21
Henry 413 10
Cherokee 365 10
Sumter 344 21
Richmond 335 14
Carroll 314 11
Lee 298 19
Mitchell 290 24
Douglas 273 8
Bartow 264 27
Muscogee 256 4
Forsyth 235 8
Bibb 234 5
Chatham 199 6
Houston 194 13
Upson 191 14
Early 185 15
Coweta 177 4
Colquitt 163 6
Terrell 162 18
Baldwin 161 4
Thomas 158 16
Fayette 156 8
Newton 153 5
Rockdale 151 6
Habersham 149 3
Randolph 149 18
Paulding 148 7
Worth 142 9
Crisp 141 2
Spalding 140 8
Columbia 129 2
Floyd 128 8
Butts 126 2
Lowndes 125 4
Clarke 122 13
Troup 118 4
Barrow 106 3
Ware 100 7
Tift 98 3
Coffee 91 4
Calhoun 82 3
Dooly 81 7
Walton 81 3
Gordon 73 10
Jackson 69 1
Macon 66 2
Wilcox 64 6
Decatur 61 1
Turner 61 6
Burke 60 3
Walker 59 0
Whitfield 59 4
Harris 55 2
Oconee 54 0
Glynn 51 1
Pierce 51 2
Dawson 50 1
Appling 49 3
Greene 49 1
Meriwether 49 0
Stephens 48 1
Grady 47 3
Laurens 46 1
Catoosa 45 0
Bryan 43 2
Mcduffie 39 4
Johnson 38 1
Pike 38 2
Brooks 37 6
Oglethorpe 36 3
Peach 36 2
Polk 36 0
White 36 0
Liberty 35 0
Marion 34 1
Bulloch 33 2
Effingham 33 1
Lamar 31 0
Putnam 29 2
Camden 28 1
Gilmer 28 0
Lumpkin 28 0
Washington 28 1
Seminole 27 2
Wilkinson 27 2
Haralson 26 1
Miller 26 0
Morgan 25 0
Union 25 1
Jones 24 0
Toombs 23 3
Dodge 22 0
Wilkes 22 0
Ben Hill 21 0
Talbot 21 1
Bacon 20 1
Brantley 20 2
Clay 20 2
Fannin 20 0
Pulaski 20 1
Baker 19 2
Jasper 19 0
Madison 19 1
Murray 19 0
Pickens 19 2
Towns 19 0
Monroe 18 1
Banks 17 0
Emanuel 17 0
Irwin 17 1
Stewart 17 0
Franklin 16 0
Schley 16 1
Telfair 16 0
Cook 15 1
Dade 15 1
Jenkins 15 1
Crawford 14 0
Elbert 14 0
Hancock 14 0
Screven 14 1
Taylor 14 2
Berrien 12 0
Jefferson 12 1
Warren 12 0
Chattooga 11 1
Lincoln 10 0
Wayne 10 0
Heard 9 1
Jeff Davis 9 1
Rabun 9 0
Chattahoochee 8 0
Atkinson 7 0
Bleckley 7 0
Candler 7 0
Charlton 7 0
Clinch 7 0
Lanier 7 1
Webster 7 0
Hart 6 0
Tattnall 6 0
Twiggs 6 0
Echols 5 0
Evans 4 0
Mcintosh 4 0
Quitman 3 1
Wheeler 3 0
Long 2 0
Montgomery 2 0
Treutlen 2 0
Unknown 361 0
Non-Georgia Resident 978 10
*Based on patient county of residence when known
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