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2 more Southeast Georgia COVID-19 deaths among 65 statewide

A person is given a test for COVID-19  coronavirus at a drive through testing location Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. The testing is not open to the public people must be referred by the health department. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
A person is given a test for COVID-19 coronavirus at a drive through testing location Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. The testing is not open to the public people must be referred by the health department. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Friday reported an additional 1,701 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, 47 were reported in the Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Friday, a total of 337,850 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 3,254,270 tests have been performed in the state, which had a 9.7% positivity rate, as of Friday.

The state Department of Public Health on Friday reported 65 additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 7,556. One of the deaths reported Friday was in Charlton County and another was in Ware County.

(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 Friday, an additional 136 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.