The Georgia Department of Public Health reported on Friday that the Northeast Health District added 217 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the second largest number of added cases in any single day.
Every county in the 10-county District added at least four cases. Oconee County added 11 cases and Clarke County added 74.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases increased from 153.6 on Thursday to 155.0 on Friday, still short of the record 160.4 seven-day average of cases recorded on Sunday.
Across the last week, the Northeast Health District has added 1,085 cases, with 303 of those in Clarke County and 51 in Oconee County.
The Department of Public Health reported two new deaths from COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District with release of the Daily Status Report on Friday.
One of the deaths was an 87-year-old female in Greene County with a known chronic condition and the other was a male in Jackson County with a known chronic condition whose age was listed as 90 plus.
The seven-day average of added deaths in the District actually dropped from 1.4 on Thursday to 1.3 on Friday because the District had added three deaths on Friday a week ago.
Across the last week, the District has added nine deaths, with one death each in Clarke, Greene, Jackson and Madison counties and five in Walton County.
New COVID-Positive Staff Reported
The Department of Community Health Reported on Friday 11 new COVID-19 Positive Staff at the Northeast Health District’s 33 long-term care facilities with the disease among their residents and/or staff.
One of the additional positive staff was at University Nursing and Rehab Center in Clarke County.
The report listed five new COVID-19 Positive Residents at a nursing home in Greene County.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported on Friday that the number of available Critical Care Beds at area hospitals had dropped from five to four. Hospitals are to report their bed use by noon on the day of the report.
Area hospitals have had five of fewer Critical Care Beds available nine of the last 12 days.
The Department of Public Health reported 4,177 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state with the release of the Daily Status Report on Friday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased slightly from 3,277.3 on Thursday to 3,281 on Friday.
The seven-day rolling average reached its high point of 3,742.6 on July 29.
The state added 92 new deaths attributed to COVID-19 with the release of the Friday Daily Status Report, the second highest number of deaths every recorded.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased from 51.4 on Thursday to 53.0 on Friday, a new record.
Sixty-four of those 92 new deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day average of added deaths listed by date of occurrence increased on Friday to 20.1, the highest figure going back to the beginning of May when these data were first reported publicly.
The Department of Community Health on Friday reported COVID-19 present at 613 of the state’s 790 long-term care facilities with 25 or more beds, up from 608 on Thursday.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported on Friday 2,981 Current Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations across the state, down from 3,006 on Thursday and the first time that number has been lower than 3,000 since July 18.
The agency reported 1,218 ventilators in use, down from 1,249 on Thursday.
Charts 1 to 5 below are based on data from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report and have been updated to include data from the release of that report at 2:50 p.m. on Friday.
Charts 1 to 3 include data from the 10-county Northeast Health District of the Department of Public Health, which includes Oconee and Clarke counties.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
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