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Georgia’s COVID-19 case total surpasses 790,000

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The Georgia Department of Public Health on Sunday reported 1,726 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 18 were reported in the Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Sunday, a total of 790,779 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

The agency on Sunday reported four additional confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 13,964 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 6,853,061 tests have been performed in the state, which had an 11.1% positivity rate, as of Sunday.

Georgia was reporting a total of 173,958 antigen positive cases and 1,907 “probable” deaths on Sunday. 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 Sunday, 39 additional hospitalizations were reported, bringing the state’s total to 53,379 since the outbreak began.

(The chart below is updated daily and the numbers might not reflect the date this article was posted.)

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.

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Source: https://www.news4jax.com/news/georgia/2021/02/14/georgias-covid-19-case-total-surpasses-790000/

Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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