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Northeast Georgia COVID-19 Cases Appear to Be Stabilizing

The Northeast Health District added 14 cases of confirmed COVID-19 with the 1 p.m. Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Wednesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to the level it has maintained for the last week.

The 10-county region added an additional death, of a 45-year-old female in Greene County with known chronic conditions, bringing the total number of deaths to 48 and holding the seven-day rolling average of added deaths at 1.1.

The Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report issued late on Tuesday showed one additional death at a Walton County nursing home.

That report also showed an increase in COVID positive residents at the area’s long-term care facilities and an increase in the number of COVID positive staff.

The percentage of residents with COVID-19 increased from 23.0 with the Monday Department of Community Health report to 23.2 percent on Tuesday.

At the Winder Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Barrow County, 78.3 percent of the residents were COVID Positive, according to the Tuesday evening report.

At the High Shoals Health and Rehabilitation nursing home in Oconee County’s North High Shoals, 34.7 percent of the 75 residents were labeled as COVID Positive with the Tuesday Long-Term Care Facility Report, as the number of resident cases at the facility increased from 24 on Monday to 26 on Tuesday.

Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry reported late on Tuesday that the Georgia Emergency Management Agency added on Active COVID case to the county’s list of addresses with at least one resident with the disease. That brings the total to 12.

Oconee County did not add any new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Wednesday, but it did add a case on Tuesday.

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported late on Tuesday that the number of Critical Care Beds available in area hospitals dropped to 11 with the Tuesday report from 21 with the Monday report.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.