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Nearly 3,000 more COVID-19 cases reported in Georgia

A travelers places a swab in a tube after self testing for COVID-19 at a NYC Health + Hospitals mobile testing site, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in New York's Penn Station.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged New Yorkers to just say no to Thanksgiving gatherings to help reduce COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, which he said are rising at a dangerous level. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A travelers places a swab in a tube after self testing for COVID-19 at a NYC Health + Hospitals mobile testing site, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in New York's Penn Station. Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged New Yorkers to just say no to Thanksgiving gatherings to help reduce COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, which he said are rising at a dangerous level. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 2,946 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 42 were reported in the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Thursday, a total of 413,909 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

The agency on Thursday reported 26 additional confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 8,716 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 4,226,691 tests have been performed in the state, which had a 9.2% positivity rate, as of Thursday.

Georgia was reporting a total of 47,608 antigen positive cases and 620 “probable” deaths on Thursday. For more on those categories, click here.

(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 Thursday, 174 additional hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 34,587 since the outbreak began.

(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.