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Georgia inches closer to 800,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

State on Wednesday reports 2,265 additional coronavirus cases, 78 more deaths

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The Georgia Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 2,265 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 44 were reported in the Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Wednesday, a total of 796,547 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

The agency on Wednesday reported 78 additional confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 -- including one in Pierce County, and one in Ware County -- bringing the state’s total to 14,254 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 6,914,772 tests have been performed in the state, which had an 11.1% positivity rate, as of Wednesday.

Georgia was reporting a total of 176,700 antigen positive cases and 2,019 “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.)

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On Wednesday, 222 additional hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 53,880 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.