Georgia’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 15,000

Notably, none of those deaths were in SE Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax

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The Georgia Department of Public Health on Friday reported 2,265 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, none were reported in the Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Friday, a total of 814,820 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

The agency on Friday reported 20 additional confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 15,007 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 7,153,524 tests have been performed in the state, which had an 11.1% positivity rate, as of Friday.

Georgia was reporting a total of 186,002 antigen positive cases and 2,212 “probable” deaths on Friday. 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 Friday, 174 additional hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 55,778 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.