Ga. DPH reports 3,200+ new cases of COVID-19; 79 new deaths reported

ByWTOC Staff|July 29, 2020 at 2:54 PM EDT - Updated July 29 at 2:54 PM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - TheGeorgia Department of Public Health reported3,271 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, July 29.

This brings the total to 178,323 confirmed cases in the state since the pandemic began. 3,642 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported across the state. 79 new deaths were reported Wednesday.

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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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