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COVID-19 cases in Georgia top 275,000; 75 more deaths reported

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)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 75 additional deaths related to COVID-19. The state’s total number of reported deaths reached 5,868.

The state on Thursday reported an additional 2,733 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those, 92 were reported in the last 24 hours in the six counties that News4Jax tracks in Southeast Georgia.

As of Thursday, a total of 277,288 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

(Note: There are variations in the day-to-day data reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health. Data are based on available information at the time of the report and may not reflect all cases or tests performed in Georgia on that particular day. At times, cases and deaths are removed from the overall running total reported by the Department of Public Health.)

According to the state Department of Public Health, more than 2.41 million tests have been performed in the state, which had a 10.5% positivity rate, as of Thursday.

On Thursday, an additional 234 hospitalizations were reported.

(The chart below is updated daily and the numbers might not reflect the date this article was posted.)

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, breathing trouble, sore throat, muscle pain, and loss of taste or smell. Most people develop only mild symptoms. But some people, usually those with other medical complications, develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia.