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Georgia passes 7,000 coronavirus-related deaths

FILE - Seminar Kibir, health lab technician prepares chemicals to process analysis of some nasal swab samples to test for COVID-19 at the Hospital of Argenteuil, north of Paris, Friday Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
FILE - Seminar Kibir, health lab technician prepares chemicals to process analysis of some nasal swab samples to test for COVID-19 at the Hospital of Argenteuil, north of Paris, Friday Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 29 additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 7,021.

Three of the deaths reported Wednesday were in Southeast Georgia — two in Camden County and one in Ware County.

The state Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported an additional 1,779 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, 44 were reported in the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Wednesday, a total of 318,026 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 2.93 million tests had been performed in the state, which had a 10.2% positivity rate, as of Wednesday.

On Wednesday, an additional 183 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.