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Northeast Health District Adds 83 New COVID Cases But No Deaths

The 10-county Northeast Health District topped off a bad week on Saturday by adding 83 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 that pushed up the seven-day rolling average of added cases to 77.3, a new record. A week ago the seven-day average was 41.7.

Every county in the District added at least one case except for Greene. Clarke County led by adding 29 cases, and Oconee County added six.

Across the week, the District has added 541 cases, with Clarke County accounting for 209 of those cases and Oconee County accounting for 31.

The state as a whole added 2,826 new cases with the issuance of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average jumped to 2,619.1, a new record.

For the eighth day in a row, the Northeast Health District did not add any deaths attributed to COVID-19, so the seven-day rolling average remained at 0.

The state as a whole added only one death on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average dropped to 11.6, the lowest figure going back to the end of March.

The single death that the Department of Public Health reported on Saturday actually occured on March 27, according to the records it released.

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency, which reports on Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations, hospital bed use, and ventilator use, has not issued a report since Thursday. Hospitalizations were increasing in the most recent report.

For a comparison of counties in the Northeast Health District on June 27 and July 4, please go to Oconee County Observations.