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Georgia passes 280K confirmed COVID-19 cases

State reports another 48 deaths related to coronavirus

Samples are tested for respiratory viruses during a visit by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to the pathology labs at Leeds General Infirmary on March 12. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Samples are tested for respiratory viruses during a visit by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to the pathology labs at Leeds General Infirmary on March 12. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 48 additional deaths related to COVID-19, including two in Glynn County and one in Ware County. The state’s total number of reported deaths reached 5,977.

The state on Saturday reported an additional 2,285 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those, 61 were reported in the last 24 hours in the six counties that News4Jax tracks in Southeast Georgia.

As of Saturday, a total of 281,548 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 2.46 million tests have been performed in the state, which had a 10.5% positivity rate, as of Friday.

On Saturday, an additional 99 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.