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Georgia records more than 38,700 COVID-19 cases

Statewide coronavirus death toll hits 1,664

A person holds up their phone to show an official an appointment confirmation at a COVID-19 testing site on Georgia Tech's campus, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
A person holds up their phone to show an official an appointment confirmation at a COVID-19 testing site on Georgia Tech's campus, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported Tuesday afternoon that there were 38,721 COVID-19 confirmed cases in the state, an increase of 483 cases in a span of 18 hours.

Fifteen additional coronavirus-related deaths were recorded since Monday evening, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,664 as of 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to the state Department of Health.

Of the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax, Ware County has been hit the hardest, with 176 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths, including one that was reported Monday night.

In the region, there have been 453 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths.

For a full breakdown of all those Southeast Georgia counties, see the table below.

In the state of 10.6 million people, 378,156 COVID-19 tests have been conducted, with 10.2% of tests coming back positive.