The Northeast Health District added two deaths from COVID-19 and 82 new confirmed cases of the disease with the release of the Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health on Wednesday.
One of the deaths was in Elbert County and was of a male with no chronic condition who was listed as 90 plus in age. He is the ninth death in Elbert County listed in the Daily Status Report.
The other death was in Jackson County and was of a 34-year-old female without a known chronic condition. She is the 41st death from COVID-19 in that county.
The Northeast District as a whole now has 302 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the Daily Status Report. With the addition of the two deaths, the seven-day rolling average of added deaths from the disease increased to 1.7 from 1.4 on Tuesday.
Every county in the Northeast Health District added at least two cases on Wednesday. Oconee County added four and Clarke County added 19. The seven-day rolling average of added cases increased slightly in Oconee County on Wednesday and decreased slightly in Clarke County.
University Of Georgia Data
The University of Georgia reported on Wednesday a continuing decline in the number of positive COVID-19 tests.
The University reported that it had 43 locally administered positive COVID-19 tests in the week from Oct. 19 to Oct. 25 and a total of 64 positive tests both locally and from outside Athens-Clarke County. Those numbers had been 61 and 87 respectively a week earlier.
The positive rate for walk-in tests at Legion Field for those without a symptom was 1.27 percent, compared with 1.23 percent a week earlier.
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 (58) decreased by five from the day before, that the number of ICU beds in use (65) was the same as the day before, and that the number of adult ventilators in use (25) increased by one from the day before.
The Department of Community Health, in its Long-Term Care Facility Report for Wednesday, listed nine new COVID-19 positive residents and two new COVID-19 positive staff at Northeast Health District long-term care facilities.
Bountiful Hills personal care home in Jackson County, which had not previously had any COVID-19 cases, reported eight residents with the diagnosis.
Hill Haven Nursing Home, also in Jackson County, reported one positive resident, its first, and two additional staff members with the disease, bringing to seven the cumulative number of staff reported at that facility with the disease.
The state of Georgia added 34 deaths from COVID-19 in the Daily Status Report on Wednesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased to 25.4 from 24.9 on Tuesday.
Twenty-one of those deaths were in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by occurrence also increased on Wednesday.
The Department of Public Health eliminated two deaths previously recorded as having been the result of COVID-19.
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 (1,419) decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,389) increased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (878) increased from the day before.
The Department of Community Health listed 640 long-term care facilities on Wednesday with COVID-19 cases among their residents and/or staff, the same number as 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 shows data for Oconee and Clarke counties in the main chart and data from the University of Georgia in the insert.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
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