A total of 1,138 new cases of coronavirus and 18 more virus-related fatalities were reported across Georgia on Tuesday by the state’s Department of Public Health.

According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 1,299,629 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide since the beginning of this pandemic. The state’s death toll now stands at 25,990. The number of confirmed cases totaled 15,907 in Floyd County, which has additionally had a total of 319 deaths. Gwinnett County has had the most confirmed cases in the state with 115,926. Fulton County has had the most deaths with 1,702.

As of the most recent update to the vaccine dashboard Tuesday, 12,800,813 vaccines have been administered across this state; 59 percent of all Georgians have received at least a dose of the vaccine, while 52 percent have been fully vaccinated. Among those fully vaccinated Georgians, 25 percent have had an additional dose; 13 percent of residents statewide have had the booster.

The DPH acknowledged that Tuesday, December 14th marked one year since the first COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Georgia.

Get more information about COVID-19 and vaccination in Georgia from the state Department of Public Health’s website at