Backlog of Cases Reported
Atlanta, GA— The COVID-19 Daily Status Report will reflect more than 9,600 newly reported cases (PCR positive and antigen positive combined). Please be advised this number includes a backlog of cases that were not previously reported by a large laboratory. The majority of these are from January 2022 during the peak of the Omicron surge.
We anticipate additional backlog from this lab will be added in the coming days as DPH receives these reports. In addition to artificially inflating the number of PCR positive tests today, the PCR percent positive will be impacted.
When accounting for the backlog of positive test results, the number of recent case reports and PCR percent positive is consistent with the previous week’s report and does not indicate a true increase in case numbers or percent positivity.
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