The trends of new Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to be good, not only in northeast Georgia, but across the state.
As of Saturday, numbers hit lows not seen in nine months. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases in the state was 1,071 per day, the lowest since June 21, 2020. In Hall County, the average was 18.3, the lowest since June 13.
Following that trend, hospitalizations at Northeast Georgia Health System are also seeing new lows. As of Friday, the health system was treating 55 COVID-19 patients, the lowest number since June 30 and a fraction of the high of 355 cases being treated on January 8. The seven-day rolling average of percent positive tests in the health system was down to 6.57 percent as of Friday, the lowest numbers since June 3.
The downward trends come as vaccine eligibility is expected to expand on Monday to any adult age 55 or older.
The latest Coronavirus data can be found here.