The Northeast Health District added 87 confirmed cases of COVID-19 based on molecular tests on Wednesday, pushing up the seven-day rolling average of added cases for the third day in a row.
The 10-county District added one death from the disease in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.
The death was of a 67-year-old male from Walton County with a chronic condition.
Walton county now has 71 deaths from the disease in the Daily Status Report, the highest number in the Northeast Health District and the fourth highest in deaths per population, behind Greene County, Oglethorpe and Oconee County, in that order.
The Daily Status Report lists 312 deaths from COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths is 1.4, down from 1.6 on Tuesday.
The Department of Community Affairs in its Long-Term Care Facility Report on Wednesday separately listed a death at Bountiful Hills personal care home in Jackson County, the third at the facility, which has 36 residents.
Every county in the Northeast Health District added at least two cases in the Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health.
Oconee County added seven and Clarke County added 16. The seven-day rolling average of added cases increased slightly in Oconee County on Wednesday and decreased slightly in Clarke County.
Antigen Test Data
On Tuesday, the Department of Public Health also began releasing data on antigen positive cases, while in the past confirmed cases listed in the Report were only those resulting from molecular tests.
The Northeast Health District added 61 antigen positive cases on Wednesday in addition to the 87 confirmed cases based on molecular tests. Four of the newly added antigen cases were in Oconee County, and 12 were in Clarke County.
The University of Georgia, in its COVID-19 Health And Exposure Update on Wednesday, reported 50 Positive COVID-19 tests locally in the week ending Nov. 1, up from 45 the week before, and 79 Positive COVID-19 tests locally and outside Clarke County, up from 67 a week earlier.
The positivity rate of walk-in tests at Legion Field for those without symptoms also increased to 1.57 percent from 1.27 percent a week earlier. The number of tests increased in the week from 1,968 the week ending Oct. 25 to 2,108 last week.
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 (63) increased by one from the day before, that the number of ICU beds in use (58) was the same as the day before, and that the number of adult ventilators in use (24) decreased by 11 from the day before.
Across the state, the Daily Status Report listed 1,890 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 1,703.4 from 1,681.1 on Tuesday.
The state added 44 new confirmed deaths, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths by date of report increased to 28.9, up from Tuesday’s 27.4.
Twenty-nine of the added 44 deaths were in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths by date of occurrence increased on Wednesday, as it had on Tuesday.
The Department of Public Health reported that the state added 953 antigen positive cases on Wednesday in addition to the 1,890 molecular positive cases.
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 (1,435) increased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,378) increased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (855) increased from the day before.
The Department of Community Health listed 647 long-term care facilities across the state with cases of COVID-19 among their residents and/or staff, the same as on Monday and 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 tabular insert.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
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