The seven-day rolling average of added confirmed COVID-19 cases increased both in the Northeast Health District and across the state with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Wednesday.
The Northeast Health District added 58 new cases, including 11 cases in Clarke County and two in Oconee County, and the seven-day rolling average increased to 31.4 cases per day from 27.7 on Tuesday.
Across the state, the Daily Status Report counted 1,703 new cases on Wednesday, the third highest ever recorded, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 1,335.9 on Wednesday from 1,228.6 on Tuesday.
The state has added more than 1,000 cases in five of the last six days.
The Northeast Health District added no new deaths attributed to COVID-19 with the release of the Daily Status Report on Wednesday, and the seven-day rolling average dropped below 1 for he first time since May 14.
The Department of Community Health did report one new COVID-19 death on Wednesday in its Long-Term Care Facility Report in a nursing home in Jackson County. It is not clear that nursing home deaths are ever fully reflected in the Department of Public Health tally in the Daily Status Report.
Staff And Resident Cases
The Long-Term Care Report on Wednesday also listed four new COVID Positive Staff at the 24 long-term care facilities in the Northeast Health District with COVID cases, and an increase of three in the number of current COVID Positive Residents.
Across the state, the number of long-term care facilities with COVID cases increased by one from a day earlier.
The Department of Public Health Daily Status Report showed 10 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, but it also eliminated five deaths that previously had been included, so the total number of added deaths actually was 15, with 14 of those occurring in the last 14 days.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths across the state declined on Wednesday to 17.6 from 22.7 on Tuesday.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported on Wednesday 1,124 Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations across the state, the 11th day in a row that the number has increased. The number of ventilators in use declined.
Charts 1 and 2 below present data from the 10-county Northeast Health District of the Department of Public Health, and Charts 3 through 5 present data for the entire state of Georgia.
Charts 1 through 4 draw data from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report, updated with the 2:50 p.m. release of that report on Wednesday.
Chart 5 contains data from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Situation Report COVID-19 for Wednesday evening.
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