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Georgia nears 57,000 COVID-19 cases

A medical healthcare worker drops a specimen collection into a container after testing a motorist for COVID-19 at a community testing site in the parking lot of La Flor de Jalisco #2 in Gainesville, Ga., Friday, May 15, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
A medical healthcare worker drops a specimen collection into a container after testing a motorist for COVID-19 at a community testing site in the parking lot of La Flor de Jalisco #2 in Gainesville, Ga., Friday, May 15, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia reported 1,782 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, pushing the state’s total to 56,755, according to data from the state Department of Public Health.

The statewide death toll increased by 43, reaching 2,418 as of Friday afternoon.

In the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax, there have been 743 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 21 new cases reported Friday. There were no new deaths in the region, with the count remaining at 24.

View the chart below for a full breakdown of Southeast Georgia counties: