Georgia reports 1,185 additional COVID-19 cases, 60 more deaths

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Warren Lowry, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia National Guard, at a COVID-19 testing site in Albany.
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Warren Lowry, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia National Guard, at a COVID-19 testing site in Albany. (File photo by U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Roger Parsons)

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 1,185 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 38 were reported in the Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Wednesday, a total of 831,271 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

The agency on Wednesday reported 60 additional confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 15,706 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 7,409,098 tests have been performed in the state, which had a 10.9% positivity rate, as of Wednesday.

Georgia was reporting a total of 197,161 antigen positive cases and 2,330 “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, 123 additional hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 57,094 since the outbreak began.

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.