Reported Georgia COVID-19 deaths approach 7,300

A medical healthcare worker drops a specimen collection into a container after testing a motorist for COVID-19 at a community testing site in the parking lot of La Flor de Jalisco #2 in Gainesville, Ga., Friday, May 15, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) (Alyssa Pointer)

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 36 additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 7,294.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 3,083,121 tests have been performed in the state, which had a 9.9% positivity rate, as of Thursday.

The state Department of Public Health on Thursday reported an additional 1,297 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, 22 were reported in the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Thursday, a total of 327,407 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 Thursday, an additional 78 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.