Georgia passes 8,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File) (AP)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported an additional 1,738 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, 28 were reported in the Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

The state Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 30 additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 8,029.

As of Tuesday, a total of 364,589 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 3,618,830 tests have been performed in the state, which had a 9.4% 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.)

On Tuesday, an additional 158 hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 31,893.

(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

State Public Health Commissioner Kathleen Toomey said Oct. 7 that the state was planning to include positive rapid antigen tests in its daily report. On Tuesday, the state Department of Public Health Daily Status Report showed a total of 29,937 antigen-positive cases, 369 of which were reported that day.

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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.