The Northeast Health District added 123 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 88 of them confirmed via molecular tests and 35 identified with antigen rapid tests, and two deaths from the disease, according to Georgia Department of Public Health data.
The deaths listed by the Department of Public Health in the Daily Status Report were of an 80-year-old female in Greene County without a chronic condition and of a 90-plus-year-old male in Jackson County without a known chronic condition.
The deaths bring to 26 the number of deaths from COVID-19 in Greene County and 45 in Jackson County. Greene County has the highest number of deaths per population from the disease of any of the 10-counties in the Northeast Health District.
With the addition of the two deaths in the Daily Status Report, the seven-day rolling average of added deaths in the Northeast Health District increased to 2.1 from 2.0 on Tuesday.
With the addition of the 88 confirmed cases via molecular tests, the seven-day rolling average of added cases was 89.7 on Wednesday, basically unchanged from the 89.6 on Tuesday.
Every county except Oglethorpe in the District added confirmed cases via the molecular tests, with Oconee County adding four and Clarke County adding 30. The seven-day rolling average of added cases for Oconee County dropped slightly on Wednesday, while it increased for Clarke County.
Oconee County added three Antigen Positive Cases on Wednesday, and Clarke County added seven.
The Department of Public Health began releasing data on antigen test outcomes only last Tuesday. The seven-day rolling average of added Antigen Positive Cases had been 52.6 on Tuesday. With the addition of the 35 cases on Wednesday, that average dropped to 48.9.
University, Hospital Data
The University of Georgia in its COVID-19 Health and Exposure Update on Wednesday reported that the university had 56 local Positive COVID-19 Tests in the week from Nov. 2 to 8, compared with 52 a week earlier.
The positivity rate of the walk-in tests at Legion Field during the week dropped from 1.6 to 1.4. The number of tests increased to 2,194 from 2,108 the previous week.
The University also reported that it had 31 positive tests not conducted locally, for a total of 87 positive tests, compared with 86 a week earlier. The university updates its figures from the week before as data come in, and it usually adds cases not conducted locally to its list.
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 (87) increased by 12 from the day before, that the number of ICU beds in use (66) decreased by one from the day before, and that the number of adult ventilators in use (30) increased by one from the day before.
The Department of Community Health on Wednesday reported no new COVID-19 cases or deaths from the disease among the 38 facilities in the Northeast Health District covered by its report.
The Department of Public Health listed 69 deaths from COVID-19 in the Wednesday Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased to 38.9 from 35.3 on Tuesday.
Twenty-six of those deaths occurred 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 also added seven probable deaths from the disease to its tally, and the seven-day rolling average of added probable deaths also increased from 2.3 on Tuesday to 3.3 on Wednesday.
The state added 1,673 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 based on molecular tests, and the seven-day rolling average of added confirmed cases dropped from 1,690.9 on Tuesday to 1,659.9.
The state added 677 Antigen Positive Cases on Wednesday, and the seven-day rolling average of these cases dropped from 862.3 on Wednesday to 822.9 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 (1,620) increased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,427) increased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (806) increased from the day before.
The Department of Community Affairs on Wednesday reported COVID-19 cases at 652 long-term care facilities across the state, the same 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 from the University of Georgia in the inserted table.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
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