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The Northeast Health District added two COVID-19 deaths with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Wednesday, the 13th day in a row the District has added deaths from the novel coronavirus.
Both of the deaths were in Barrow County–of a 64-year female and of a female aged 90 plus, both with chronic conditions.
The Daily Status Report also removed a Clarke County death–of a 62-year-old male whose death was reported on Aug. 6–from the archive, so the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 2.7 from 3.0 on Tuesday.
The District added 148 cases, with every county in the District adding at least a case, Oconee County adding three, and Clarke County adding 64. The seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 128.7 on Wednesday from 125.9 on Tuesday.
The University of George released its second COVID-19 Health And Exposure Update on Wednesday, showing 32 Positive COVID-19 tests from its surveillance testing, 38 positive tests at the University Health Center, and 33 positive tests at Athens and Local Community sites, for a total of 103 Positive local tests.
That figure had been 21 a week earlier.
The Department of Community Health reported on Wednesday that the number of COVID-19 Positive Residents at long-term care facilities in the Northeast Health District had increased by 24 from the report on Tuesday and the number of COVID-19 Positive Staff had increased by nine.
The Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, as of 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, reported 116 COVID-19 Patients in area hospital, down from 123 on Tuesday, 62 ICU Beds In Use, down from 67 on Tuesday, and 30 Adult Ventilators In Use, up from 29 on Tuesday.
For more local reporting and for state data, with charts, pleases go to Oconee County Observations.
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