The Northeast Health District added 95 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Wednesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped below 100 for the first time since July 12.
The rolling average had been 103.6 on Tuesday and was 94.3 with the release of the Daily Status Report on Wednesday.
The District added no deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the Daily Status Report on Wednesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths per day remained unchanged at 2.1. The District had not added any deaths on Wednesday of last week.
Every county in the 10-county Northeast Health District added at least one case in the Department of Public Health report on Wednesday, with Oconee county adding three cases and Clarke County adding 23.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases in Oconee County dropped to 5.6 cases per day from its high point of 10.3 cases per day on Sept. 8. The seven-day rolling average in Clarke County dropped to 31.4 on Wednesday from its high of 137.1 on Sept. 9.
The University of Georgia released its COVID-19 Health and Exposure Updates on Wednesday, reporting 163 Positive COVID-19 Tests for the week of Sept. 14 to 20, down from 446 cases a week ago and 1,500 the week before that.
Of those 163 cases, 123 were local, compared with 270 the previous week and 749 the week before that.
The University reported that 3.6 percent of the 1,974 voluntary surveillance tests conducted at Legion Field were positive last week, compared with 7.6 percent of the 1,655 tests the week before, and 9.1 percent of the 1,575 tests the week before that.
Corrected Data For Tests
The Department of Public Health corrected its report on tests conducted in Oconee and Clarke counties. It had not shown any tests in the two counties in the Tuesday Daily Status Report.
The Wednesday report listed 49 tests in Oconee County for which verdicts were known for Tuesday and 50 on Wednesday. The positive rates were 2.5 on Tuesday and 6.1 on Wednesday, and the seven day rolling average of this statistic on Wednesday was 6.1 percent, down from 6.8 percent on Tuesday.
In Clarke County, the Department of Public Health listed 450 tests with a positive rate of 5.1 on Tuesday and 422 tests with a positivity rate of 4.7 percent on Wednesday. The seven-day rolling average dropped from 6.0 percent on Tuesday to 5.5 percent on Wednesday.
The Department of Community Health reported no new COVID-19 deaths at long-term care facilities in the Northeast Health district, no new deaths attributed to the disease, and only one new COVID-19 Positive Staff, at University Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Athens-Clarke County.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Wednesday that area hospitals had 66 COVID-19 patients, down from 69 on Tuesday, 61 ICU beds in use out of a capacity of 70, the same as on Tuesday, and 31 adult ventilators in use, up from 30 on Tuesday.
Across the state on Wednesday, the Department of Public Health reported 1,577 new COVID-19 cases, and the seven-day rolling average dropped to 1,572.9, the lowest figure since June 27.
The state reported adding 19,788 molecular tests, and the seven-day rolling average of added tests decreased to 21,299.1 from 22,048.1 on Tuesday.
The Daily Status Report said that 4.9 percent of the tests for which verdicts were know were positive, and the seven-day rolling average of that statistic dropped to 9.4 percent from 10.2 percent on Tuesday.
The Daily Status Report listed 95 new deaths attributed to the novel corona virus, sixty five of them in the last 14 days.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths jumped dramatically from 40.9 on Tuesday to 51.0, and the rolling average of deaths by date of occurrence also increased sharply on Wednesday.
The Department of Community Health reported that COVID-19 infections were at 643 of the state’s long-term care facilities in its Wednesday Report, up from 641 on Tuesday.
Across the state, the Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported 1,370 COVID-19 patients on Wednesday, down from 1,406 on Tuesday, 2,254 ICU beds in use, down from 2,264 on Tuesday, and 925 adult ventilators in use, down from 928 on Tuesday.
All of the charts 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 Wednesday.
Charts 1 and 2 include data from the 10-county Northeast Health District of the Department of Public Health, which includes Oconee and Clarke counties.
Chart 3 presents data for Oconee and Clarke counties only in the main chart and for the University of Georgia in the inset.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
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