The seven-day rolling average of added COVID-19 cases and deaths increased in the 10-county Northeast Health District of the Department of Public Health and in the state of Georgia as whole with the release of the Daily Status Report on Wednesday.
The 10-county Northeast Health district added 32 new cases, with Oconee, Clarke and six of the other counties adding cases. The seven-day rolling average of added cases increased from 20.6 on Tuesday to 22.4 on Wednesday.
The Oconee County death was of a 78-year-old female with no chronic conditions. Oconee County now has 10 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
The Barrow County deaths were of a 73-year-old female with no chronic conditions and of an 86-year-old female with a chronic condition.
The Walton County deaths were of a 68-year-old female and of an 88-year-old female. Neither had a chronic condition.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases for the Northeast Health District increased from 1.0 on Tuesday to 1.6 on Wednesday.
The Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report on Wednesday added an Oconee County personal care home to its list of facilities with COVID-19 cases.
St. Gabriel of Athens, 2040 Resurgence Drive, off Virgil Langford Road, reported having a staff member with the disease.
Overall, for the 10-county Northeast Health District, the Department of Community Health reported an additional COVID-19 death among residents of the 24 facilities with COVID-19 cases, an increase in the cumulative number of cases as well as in the current number of cases among residents, and an increase in the number of staff with COVID-19.
The death was at a nursing home in Jackson County.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported a drop in the number of Critical Care Beds available at area hospitals from 22 in its Tuesday Situation Report to 15 in the Wednesday report.
Across the state of Georgia, the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by 952 on Wednesday, and the seven-day rolling average increased to 864.3 from 832.7 on Tuesday.
Chart 3 below shows that the number of cases has been increasing since May 31.
The Daily Status Report added 46 new deaths, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased to 35.1 on Wednesday from 34.9 on Tuesday.
The Department of Public Health report shows that only 34 of those 46 added deaths occurred in the last 14 days.
One of the 46 deaths was recorded as having occurred on April 12, and five addition were later in the month of April.
The report also eliminated four deaths previously recorded, so the actual number of added cases was 50, rather than 46.
Chart 4 below shows the number of deaths on a generally upward trend since June 8.
The Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report on Wednesday added one additional long-term care facility--in Oconee County--to the list of such facilities with COVID-19 among its patients and/or staff.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency Situation Report showed an increase in the number of Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations on Wednesday, the fourth day in a row in which hospitalizations increased.
The number of ventilators in use also increased, the third day in a row in which the report showed an increase in use of the devices.
Data shown in Charts 1 to 3 below have been extracted from state reports to reflect the COVID-19 situation in the Department of Public Health Northeast Health District.
Charts 1, 2, 4, and 5 below show data from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report and have been updated based on the 2:50 Wednesday report.
Chart 3 shows data from the Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report and is updated based on the release of the Wednesday report.
Charts 4 and 5 are for the state of Georgia.
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