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Georgia reports 3,285 additional COVID cases, 179 more deaths

A medical worker collects a swab sample during coronavirus testing in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Malaysian authorities imposed tighter restrictions on movement to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 3,285 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 66 were reported in the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Saturday, a total of 769,825 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

The agency on Saturday reported 179 additional confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 13,324 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 6,628,577 tests have been performed in the state, which had an 11.2% positivity rate, as of Saturday.

Georgia was reporting a total of 167,577 antigen positive cases and 1,766 “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, 253 additional hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 51,732 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.