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Georgia reports 1,571 new COVID-19 cases, 48 more deaths

Additional death reported in Glynn County

People are treated for COVID-19 at Dekalb County resting site Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Tucker, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
People are treated for COVID-19 at Dekalb County resting site Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Tucker, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 48 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

One of the newly reported deaths was in Glynn County, which has now reported 86 deaths since the coronavirus pandemic began.

As of Tuesday, Georgia’s total number of coronavirus-related deaths reached 6,398.

The state Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported an additional 1,571 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, 47 were reported in the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Tuesday, a total of 296,833 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, nearly 2.63 million tests had been performed in the state, which had a 10.3% positivity rate, as of Tuesday.

On Tuesday, an additional 271 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.