Ga. DPH reports over 1,500 new COVID-19 cases on Monday


ByWTOC Staff|July 6, 2020 at 3:01 PM EDT - Updated July 6 at 3:02 PM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - TheGeorgia Department of Public Health reported1,548 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday, July 6.

This brings the state total to 97,064 confirmed cases in the state since the pandemic began. 2,878 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported across the state.

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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.

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