The Georgia Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 40 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
As of Saturday, Georgia’s total number of coronavirus-related deaths reached 6,287. One of the newly reported deaths was in Pierce County, which has now reported 15 deaths since the pandemic began.
The state Department of Public Health on Saturday reported an additional 2,143 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, 44 were reported in the Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.
As of Saturday, a total of 292,905 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 2.58 million tests had been performed in the state, which had a 10.3% positivity rate, as of Saturday.
On Saturday, an additional 164 hospitalizations were reported.
(The chart below is updated daily and the numbers might not reflect the date this article was posted.)
County-by-county breakdown for Southeast Georgia
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.