Georgia’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload approaches 325,000

In this Tuesday, April 28, 2020, photo, Alexander Faigen, of Augusta University's Dental College of Georgia, shows how far a nasal swab must be inserted in Augusta, Ga. Volunteers at a Georgia dental college who started using a 3D printer to make nasal swabs used in test kits for the coronavirus are now a major part of the state's effort to expand testing. (AP Photo/Ron Harris) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 39 additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 7,229.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 3,044,792 tests have been performed in the state, which had a 10% positivity rate, as of Tuesday.

The state Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported an additional 979 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, nine were reported in the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Tuesday, a total of 324,650 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.)

On Tuesday, an additional 167 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.