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Georgia reports under 1,000 coronavirus cases for second day in a row

People are treated for COVID-19 at Dekalb County resting site Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Tucker, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
People are treated for COVID-19 at Dekalb County resting site Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Tucker, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported an additional 993 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with a handful of new cases in the Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax. That is the second day the case count has been well under the state’s seven-day average that has been hovering about 1,200.

As of Tuesday, a total of 333,304 confirmed cases had been reported by the state. There were 25 additional deaths in Tuesday’s report, bringing the Georgia’s total since the pandemic began to 7,454. None of those were in Southeast Georgia.

There were 106 new hospitalizations in the state Monday, with 29,762 people having needed hospitalization for the virus since March 1.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 3,180,548 tests have been performed in the state, which had a 9.8% positivity rate as of Tuesday.

(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.)

(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.