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Nearly 8,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Georgia

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)
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)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Monday reported an additional 1,016 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, 22 were reported in the Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

The state Department of Public Health on Monday reported 19 additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 7,999.

As of Monday, a total of 362,921 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 3,596,700 tests have been performed in the state, which had a 9.4% positivity rate, as of Monday.

(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 Monday, an additional 15 hospitalizations were reported bringing the state’s total to 31,735.

(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.