The Northeast Health District added 76 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and one death attributed to the disease with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Wednesday.
The death was of an 84-year-old Oconee County male with a chronic condition, and his death brings to 11 the number in the county from the disease since its outbreak in March.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases in the Northeast Health District dropped to 82.4 on Wednesday from 87.0 on Tuesday. The District had added 108 cases a week ago. The seven-day rolling average of deaths increased from 0 to 0.1.
The Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report for Wednesday added two new long-term care facilities in the Northeast Health District to its list of such facilities with COVID-19 cases among its residents and staff, including one in Oconee County.
St. Mary’s Highland Hills Village, 1660 Jennings Mill Road, on the Clarke County border, reported having four staff members with COVID-19. The other newly added facility was in Jackson County, which reported having three staff members with the disease.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Wednesday that the number of available Critical Care Beds at area hospitals dropped to three, the lowest number reported going back to April 17, when these data were first released publicly.
The GEMA report does not specify how many, if any, of the 67 occupied Critical Care Beds were by COVID-19 patients.
GEMA reported that the number of Emergency Room Beds available dropped from 101 in the Tuesday report to 93 in the Wednesday report and the number of General Inpatient Beds available dropped from 132 on Tuesday to 112 on Wednesday.
Across the state, the Department of Public Health reported 3,420 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the seven-day rolling average to 2,807.6, a new high.
The Daily Status Report added 23 new deaths, with 19 of those deaths occurring in the last 14 days.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased just slightly from 13.4 on Tuesday to 13.6 on Wednesday.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths listed by date of occurrence also increased on Wednesday, as it had on Tuesday.
The Department of Community Health reported that COVID-19 was present in 534 long-term care facilities throughout the state, up from 527 on Tuesday.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency Situation Report COVID-19 listed 2,215 Current Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations, the highest ever reported going back to May 1.
The number of ventilators in use increased from 989 on Tuesday to 1,013 on Wednesday, the highest number ever recorded.
GEMA does not release either of these statistics at the county or regional level.
Charts 1 through 5 are based on data from the Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health and have been updated for the 4:45 p.m. release on Wednesday.
Chart 6 is from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Situation Report COVID-19 and has been updated for the Wednesday evening release of that report.
Charts 1 and 2 are for the 10-county Northeast Health District, and Chart 3 is for two of the counties in that District, Clarke and Oconee Counties.
Charts 3 through 6 are for the state of Georgia as a whole.
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