Georgia reaches 798,785 confirmed cases, adds 112 more COVID-19 deaths

A medical healthcare worker drops a specimen collection into a container after testing a motorist for COVID-19 at a community testing site in the parking lot of La Flor de Jalisco #2 in Gainesville, Ga., Friday, May 15, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
A medical healthcare worker drops a specimen collection into a container after testing a motorist for COVID-19 at a community testing site in the parking lot of La Flor de Jalisco #2 in Gainesville, Ga., Friday, May 15, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 2,281 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 40 were reported in the Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Thursday, a total of 798,785 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

The agency on Thursday reported 112 additional confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 -- including one in Glynn County, and one in Ware County -- bringing the state’s total to 14,358 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 6,963,712 tests have been performed in the state, which had an 11.2% positivity rate, as of Thursday.

Georgia was reporting a total of 177,947 antigen positive cases and 2,045 “probable” deaths on Thursday. 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 Thursday, 293 additional hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 54,173 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.