Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Northeast Health District Adds Five COVID-19 Deaths, 611 New Cases Of Disease; Hospitals Report Slight Relief Of Pressure

***Practices And Clinics Allocated Less Than Half Of Requested Vaccines***

The Northeast Health District added five deaths attributed to COVID-19 in state health reports released on Tuesday and 611 new cases of COVID-19.

The Department of Public Health Daily Status Report listed four of the deaths: of a 37-year-old male in Barrow county without a known chronic condition, of a 62-year-old female in Jackson County without a chronic condition, of a 77-year-old female in Jackson County with a chronic condition, and of a 90-plus-year-old male in Walton County with a chronic condition.

Northeast Health District Adds 399 COVID-19 Cases, 11 Deaths; Area Hospitals Report Nearly Half Of Patients Have COVID-19

***Oconee Schools Report New Positive Tests***

The Northeast Health District added 399 COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths from the disease with the release on Monday of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report and the Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report.

Area hospitals also reported record numbers of patients with the disease and record demand for Intensive Care Unit beds and ventilators.