Another 914 COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths in Georgia on Saturday

A group of protesters gather in a parking lot near Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's mansion in Atlanta last month. (Adam Murphy/WGCL-TV via AP) (Adam Murphy)

Another 914 cases of coronavirus were reported Saturday by the Georgia Department of Public Health, bringing the total to 42,132 since the pandemic first showed up in the state in early March. As of midday Saturday, the report shows 1,811 deaths in the state -- and increase of 26 since Thursday.

The state reports 7,411 people have been hospitalized.

There were no additional deaths reported in Southeast Georgia counties in the last 24 hours, but Ware County saw its cases increase by over 5% with 11 new cases. Three more cases were reported in Brantley County while Glynn County added two cases and Pierce County added one.

So far, 453,537 tests have been performed by commercial labs and the state lab.

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