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Georgia reports 69 additional COVID-19 deaths, 3 in local counties

In this Tuesday, April 28, 2020, photo, Alexander Faigen, of Augusta University's Dental College of Georgia, shows how far a nasal swab must be inserted in Augusta, Ga. Volunteers at a Georgia dental college who started using a 3D printer to make nasal swabs used in test kits for the coronavirus are now a major part of the state's effort to expand testing. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
In this Tuesday, April 28, 2020, photo, Alexander Faigen, of Augusta University's Dental College of Georgia, shows how far a nasal swab must be inserted in Augusta, Ga. Volunteers at a Georgia dental college who started using a 3D printer to make nasal swabs used in test kits for the coronavirus are now a major part of the state's effort to expand testing. (AP Photo/Ron Harris) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported an additional 1,673 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, 25 were reported in the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

The state Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 69 additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 8,333. Three of the deaths were reported in local counties,

As of Wednesday, a total of 377,694 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 3,786,046 tests have been performed in the state, which had a 9.3% positivity rate, as of Wednesday.

(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 Wednesday, 175 hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 32,806.

(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.