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Georgia adds another 9K COVID-19 cases

FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo, Team Rubicon volunteer, EMT Hannah Tellier, from Boston, holds a COVID-19 test in the emergency room of the Kayenta Health Center on the Navajo reservation in Kayenta, Ariz. Across the nation, Native American tribes are working to protect their oldest members from the coronavirus. The effort is about more than protecting lives. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo, Team Rubicon volunteer, EMT Hannah Tellier, from Boston, holds a COVID-19 test in the emergency room of the Kayenta Health Center on the Navajo reservation in Kayenta, Ariz. Across the nation, Native American tribes are working to protect their oldest members from the coronavirus. The effort is about more than protecting lives. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

A day after reporting a record increase of more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases, the Georgia Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 9,017 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Of those reported cases, 114 were reported in the Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Saturday, a total of 629,204 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

The agency on Saturday reported 100 additional confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 10,280 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic. Two more deaths were reported in Ware County.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 5,632,471 tests have been performed in the state, which had a 10.5% positivity rate, as of Saturday.

Georgia was reporting a total of 119,648 antigen positive cases and 1,177 “probable” deaths on Saturday. 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, 323 additional hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 44,510 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.