Georgia adds over 2,400 new COVID-19 cases

State reports another 99 deaths, including 3 in Southeast Georgia counties

SAVANNAH, GA - DECEMBER 15: A nurse shows off a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine outside of the Chatham County Health Department on December 15, 2020 in Savannah, Georgia. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp was on hand to witness initial administering of vaccines in the state. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 2,422 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 38 were reported in the Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Saturday, a total of 803,349 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

The agency on Saturday reported 99 additional confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 -- including one in Brantley (26 total), one in Charlton County (18) and one in Ware County (125) -- bringing the state’s total to 14,629 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 7,019,510 tests have been performed in the state, which had an 11.1% positivity rate, as of Saturday.

Georgia was reporting a total of 180,398 antigen positive cases and 2,113 “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.)

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On Saturday, 213 additional hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 54,647 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.