Coronavirus case updates

ATLANTA — Georgia reported 18,947 cases of COVID-19 and 733 related deaths as of noon Monday.

According to the Department of Public Health's coronavirus daily status report, the 18,947 cases are up from 18,301 cases and 687 deaths reported noon Sunday.

The department reports 3,550 people have been hospitalized due to coronavirus; however, the governor's office staff has said the number is likely behind actual hospitalizations.

Only two Georgia counties have not reported any cases.

More than 84,000 Georgians have been tested for coronavirus.

The Georgia State Public Health Lab has conducted 5,362 tests, with 1,000 positive results. Commercial labs have conducted 78,996 tests with 17,947 positive results.

Despite early warnings that individuals older than 60 are most at risk, 62% of Georgia's cases are people ages 18 to 59.

As of April 9, the department added a more detailed racial and ethnic breakdown of cases. Per the department, black Georgians account for 5,037 cases while white Georgians account for 3,736 cases. More than 9,000 cases are still deemed unknown for both race and ethnicity. 

Dr. Kathleen Toomey, commissioner of the Department of Public Health, noted during an April 8 briefing that the department still has insufficient race and ethnic data to determine if one group is being affected more than others.

The Department of Public Health's daily status report is updated twice a day — once at noon and once at 7 p.m.