Georgia tops 504K confirmed COVID-19 cases

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 Saturday reported 6,149 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 52 were reported in the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Saturday afternoon, a total of 504,501 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

The agency on Friday reported 29 additional confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 9,435 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 4,941,049 tests have been performed in the state since March. The total positivity rate, as of Friday, was 10.8%

Georgia was reporting a total of 76,272 antigen-positive cases and 936 “probable” deaths on Friday. 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 Saturday, 246 additional hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 39,310 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.