The Northeast Health District had two new deaths from COVID-19 listed in the Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health on Wednesday and 102 new confirmed cases of the disease, resulting in small crops in the seven-day rolling averages of both deaths and cases.
The deaths were of a 64-year-old male in Jackson County with a chronic condition and of a 77-year-old female in Madison County without a known chronic condition.
The seven-day rolling average of the deaths in the District dropped to 2.0 from 2.3 on Tuesday.
The 102 cases were spread around the 10-county district, with every county adding at least two cases. Oconee County added five cases and Clarke County added 36.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 83.3 on Tuesday to 82.7 on Wednesday.
The University of Georgia reported 92 positive tests for COVID-19 in the Oct. 5 to Oct. 11 time period of reporting, up from 68 a week earlier. Fifty-three of those cases were local, up from 35 a week earlier.
The University also reported that the positivity rate for Surveillance Tests at its Legion field facility increased just slightly from 1.2 in Week 4 to 1.4 in Week 5.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Wednesday the number of COVID-19 patients at area hospitals (51) was the same as the day before, that the number of ICU beds in use (63) decreased from the day before, and that the number of adult ventilators in use (30) increased from the day before.
The Department of Community Health on Wednesday reported no new cases of COVID-19 or deaths from the disease in the 36 facilities in the Northeast Health District that have reported having had the disease among their residents or staff.
The Department of Public Health reported 19 deaths from COVID-19 across the state on Wednesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 31.6 from 33.4 on Tuesday.
Thirteen of the deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of deaths by date of occurrence increased on Wednesday.
The Department of Health reported eliminating three previously recorded COVID-19 deaths from its records.
The state added 1,331 new COVID-19 cases, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 1,277.9 on Tuesday to 1,246.0 on Wednesday.
The Daily Status Report listed 23,763 new molecular tests with a positivity rate of only 3.8 percent. The seven-day rolling average of that statistic dropped to 5.5 percent from 5.8 percent on Tuesday.
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 (1,325) decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,322) increased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (873) decreased from the day before.
The Department of Community Health reported that COVID-19 was present among residents and/or staff at 644 facilities across the state, down from 645 on Tuesday. Facilities are not supposed to drop off the list once they have had a COVID-19 case, but the reporting is not policed.
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 and, in the insert, data from the University of Georgia.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
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