The seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths attributed to the disease both increased in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report for 1 p.m. on Thursday.
At the same time, the Department of Community Health is reporting that a quarter of the residents of the 17 area long-term care facilities on its list are COVID Positive.
The Department of Community Health Report released at the end of the day on Wednesday listed 38 COVID Positive residents among the 75 residents of High Shoals Health and Rehabilitation nursing home in western Oconee County.
That same report lists an additional COVID-19 death at the North High Shoals home, bringing the total to four.
The Department of Public Health Daily Status Report listed two additional deaths for the 10-county Northeast Health District, of two men, both described as 90 plus in age. One is from Oglethorpe County and had no known chronic condition, while the other is from Barrow County and a had chronic condition.
The two deaths pushed the seven-day rolling average of deaths added in the Daily Status Report for the Northeast Health District to 1.4 from 1.1 on Wednesday.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases for the Northeast Health District increased to 16.1 with the addition of 25 cases, including one in Oconee County and five in Clarke County. Walton County added 17 cases.
Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry on Wednesday reported that the Georgia Emergency Management Agency informed him that the county has four addresses on its list of Active COVID cases in the county, and that one of those addresses has 14 infected residents.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency, in its Daily Situation Report for late Wednesday, listed 12 available Critical Care Beds in area hospitals, up from 11 on Tuesday.
The Department of Public Health Daily Status Report for 1 p.m. on Thursday added 758 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state of Georgia, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased from 616.4 on Wednesday to 649.6 on Thursday.
The Daily Status Report added 67 deaths, the third highest ever reported on a single day, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased from 26.0 on Wednesday to 32.4 on Thursday.
Of those 67 deaths, the Department of Public Health reported, via its chart, that 38 of those cases were in the last 14 days, up from 16 such deaths on Wednesday.
The seven-day rolling average of cases, including the data labeled as incomplete in that chart, increased from 20.6 on Wednesday to 23.8 on Thursday, and the seven-day average has increased each of the last four days.
The Department of Public Health dated the remainder of the 67 deaths back in time, including one as far back as March 24 and another for March 30.
The Department of Community Affairs on Wednesday listed 378 long-term care facilities in the state with COVID-19 residents or staff, up from 373 on Tuesday. The report shows that 18.5 percent of the residents have the disease.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported in its Situation Report on Wednesday that the number of hospitalizations for COVID-19 has dropped by 27 from Tuesday to 959, and the number of ventilators in use has increased from 862 to 874.
The five charts below summarize data on the local and state levels.
Charts 1 and 2 are for the 10-county Northeast Health District and are based on data from the 1 p.m. Daily Status Report for Thursday issued by the Department of Public Health.
Chart 3 is based on the Wednesday Long-Term Care Facility Report of the Department of Community Health and shows data for the Department of Public Health 10-county Northeast Health District.
Charts 4 and 5 are for the state of Georgia and are updated based on data in the 1 p.m. Thursday Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health.
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