The Northeast Health District added 116 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, pushing up the seven-day rolling average of added cases to 89.0 from 87.0 the day earlier. That rolling average has increased each of the last four days.
The Department of Public Health Daily Status Report listed no new deaths in the Northeast Health District, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 1.4 on Wednesday from 1.7 on Tuesday.
Two of the counties in the Northeast Health District, Morgan and Oglethorpe, did not add any new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, but all the others added at least one case.
Oconee County added three cases and Clarke County added 27. The seven-day rolling average of added cases for both Oconee and Clarke counties fell slightly on Wednesday.
The University of Georgia reported 61 positive tests for COVID-19 among faculty, students and staff during the week of Oct. 12 to Oct. 18, up from 54 the week before. The number of total positive tests, including those not reported locally, was 84, down from 96 a week earlier.
The positivity-rate for surveillance tests at Legion Field–designed to tests drop-in volunteers without symptoms–dropped from 1.4 percent to 1.2 percent in the report on Wednesday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Wednesday that the number of COVID-19 patients at area hospitals (49) was the same as the day before, that the number of ICU beds in use (64) decreased from the day before, and that the number of adult ventilators in use (28) was the same as the day before.
The Department of Community Health, in its Long-Term Care Facility Report for Wednesday, listed no new cases of COVID-19 among long-term care facilities in the Northeast Health District and no new reported deaths from the disease.
Across the state, the Daily Status Report listed 1,352 new COVID-19 cases, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased from 1,344.4 on Tuesday to 1,347.4 on Wednesday.
The state added 30 deaths from COVID-19 in the Daily Status Report on Wednesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased from 32.3 on Tuesday to 33.9 on Wednesday.
Across the state, the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Wednesday that the number of COVID-19 patients (1,333) increased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,361) increased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (854) decreased from the day before.
The Department of Community Health listed 637 long-term care facilities on Wednesday with COVID-19 cases among their residents and/or staff, down from 642 on Tuesday. The decrease is a reporting error, since facilities are supposed to fill out the report even if they have no new cases.
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 10:08 p.m. on Wednesday. (The report was delayed from its usual issuance time of 2:50 p.m.)
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 shows data for Oconee and Clarke counties and, in the insert, for the University of Georgia.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
Click on any of the charts to enlarge it.