Georgia reports over 40 additional COVID-19 deaths, 2 in local counties

Blood samples from volunteers participating in the National Institutes of Health-funded Moderna COVID-19 vaccine third phase clinical trail wait to be processed in a lab at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 in Miami. (AP Photo/Taimy Alvarez) (Taimy Alvarez)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported an additional 2,012 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, 21 were reported in the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

The state Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 43 additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 8,264. Two of the reported deaths happened in local counties, one in Charlton County and one in Glynn County.

As of Tuesday, a total of 376,054 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 3,772,524 tests have been performed in the state, which had a 9.3% 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 148 hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 32,631.

(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.