Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia surpass 780K

(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 2,481 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the state over 780,000 total. Of those new cases, 41 were reported in the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Wednesday, a total of 780,494 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

The agency on Wednesday reported 121 additional confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 13,599 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 6,734,381 tests have been performed in the state, which had an 11.2% positivity rate, as of Wednesday.

Georgia was reporting a total of 170,412 antigen positive cases and 1,822 “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 Wednesday, 281 additional hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 52,543 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.