Georgia reports record 6,242 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

FILE - Specimen collection tubes are laid out. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
FILE - Specimen collection tubes are laid out. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 6,242 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, the highest single-day rise in the state recorded so far.

Of those cases, 82 were reported in the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Tuesday, a total of 518,902 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

The agency on Tuesday reported 52 additional confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, including one in Camden County, bringing the state’s total to 9,503 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 5,049,355 tests have been performed in the state, which had a 9.7% positivity rate, as of Tuesday.

Georgia was reporting a total of 81,615 antigen positive cases and 960 “probable” deaths on Tuesday. 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 Tuesday, 334 additional hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 39,836 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.