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Georgia reports 1,081 additional coronavirus cases, 34 more deaths

A person is given a test for COVID-19 at a drive through testing location Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. The testing is not open to the public people must be referred by the health department. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
A person is given a test for COVID-19 at a drive through testing location Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. The testing is not open to the public people must be referred by the health department. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 34 additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 6,994.

The state Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported an additional 1,081 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, 24 were reported in the Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Tuesday, a total of 316,306 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 2.91 million tests had been performed in the state, which had a 10.1% positivity rate, as of Tuesday.

On Tuesday, an additional 142 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.