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Georgia reports 1,455 new COVID-19 cases, 47 more deaths

None of the additional deaths reported Sunday in state were in Southeast Georgia

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 Sunday reported 47 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

None of the additional deaths reported Sunday were in the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Sunday, Georgia’s total number of coronavirus-related deaths reached 6,333.

The state Department of Public Health on Sunday reported an additional 1,455 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, 36 were reported in the Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Sunday, a total of 294,314 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 2.6 million tests had been performed in the state, which had a 10.3% positivity rate, as of Sunday.

On Sunday, an additional 42 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.