Georgia reports 5,221 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 55 deaths

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The day after the Georgia Department of Public Health reported the highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases in the state recorded so far, another 5,221 cases were reported Wednesday. Over 6,200 cases were reported Tuesday.

Of those cases reported Wednesday, 78 were in the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Wednesday, a total of 524,055 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

The agency on Wednesday reported 55 additional confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 bringing the state’s total to 9,554 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 5,086,136 tests have been performed in the state, which had a 9.8% positivity rate, as of Wednesday.

Georgia was reporting a total of 84,235 antigen positive cases and 965 “probable” deaths on Wednesday. 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, 303 additional hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 40,139 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.