ByWTOC Staff|June 30, 2020 at 3:03 PM EDT - Updated July 2 at 3:09 PM
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - TheGeorgia Department of Public Health reported3,472 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday, July 2.
It is the highest single day total reported since the pandemic began.
This brings the state total to 87,709 confirmed cases in the state since the pandemic began. 2,849 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported across the state.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is spread mainly from person-to-person by those in close contact, or through coughing and sneezing by someone who’s infected.
Symptoms of the coronavirus can show up between two and 14 days of exposure, health officials say. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
For most people, COVID-19 causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. But some severe cases can lead to death.
Most people can recover from the virus at home using over-the-counter medications to treat their symptoms.
Some people who have the virus don’t show any symptoms, but they can still spread it to others. The CDC estimates that up to 35 percent of all cases are asymptomatic.