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Caseload of confirmed Georgia coronavirus cases approaches 320,000

(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 43 additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 7,063.

The state Department of Public Health on Thursday reported an additional 1,376 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, 21 were reported in the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Thursday, a total of 319,334 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 2.95 million tests had been performed in the state, which had a 10.1% positivity rate, as of Thursday.

On Thursday, an additional 146 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.