The Northeast Health District, which includes Oconee and Clarke counties, added only seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 with the noon Daily Status Report of the Georgia Department of Public Health on Saturday.
The seven cases compare with the 38 added on Friday and the 37 added on Thursday.
Reporting by the Department of Public Health varies by day of the week. On April 11, or Saturday a week ago, the Northeast Health District also added seven cases. The seven-day rolling average for Saturday is 23.9 cases per day, which is exactly what it was on Friday.
The noon Saturday Daily Status report added two new deaths attributable to the COVID-19 disease in the 10-county District: a 90-year-old male in Clarke County without known underlying conditions and an 85-year old from Oglethorpe without specified gender and without known underlying conditions.
The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is now 13 in Clarke County, two in Oglethorpe County, and 24 in the 10-county region.
The Department of Public Health on Friday afternoon released an updated Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Report listing six nursing homes and two personal care homes in the 10-county Northeast Health District, with a total of 49 COVID Positive Cases, 14 deaths and nine COVID Positive Staff.
Across the state of Georgia, the number of confirmed cases increased by 475 on Saturday, down from the 1,525 on Friday and down from the 676 on Saturday a week ago. The number of deaths was 23, down from 63 on Friday but up from the 12 recorded on Saturday of last week.
Long-Term Care Facility Report
The Department of Public Health released Long-Term Care Facility reports on April 10 and April 14 as well as the one on Friday, and the number of confirmed cases of 49 reported on Friday compares with 44 on April 14 and 24 on April 10.
The reports are inconsistent in the number and actual facilities listed, however, making comparisons of questionable value.
The Friday report listed eight facilities, as did the report on April 14, but they are not the same facilities. The April 10 report listed six facilities, and the list is not a match for either of the two other reports. All facilities listed in each of the three reports had at lease one Positive COVID Case.
One facility that appears in all reports is PruittHealth Grandview in Athens, which is listed as having eight confirmed cases in the April 10 report, 16 confirmed cases in the April 14 report, and 17 in the Friday report.
PruittHealth Grandview is listed with no deaths in the April 10 report, nine in the April 14 report, and 11 in the Friday report. At the time of the first report, PruittHealth’s management listed 10 deaths.
The Friday report is the first listing COVID Positive Staff, and PruittHealth Grandview leads the list with seven cases.
Chart 1 below plots the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across time for the 10-county Northeast Health District (blue line, right-hand vertical axis) and for Oconee and Clarke counties (green and orange lines, respectively, left-hand vertical axis.)
The table at the bottom includes the data for all 10 of the counties beginning with the discovery of the first case in the region (in Clarke County) on March 14.
The number of deaths for each of the 10 counties is listed in the box at the top, left of the chart.
The data have been updated to include the numbers included in the noon Saturday Daily Status Report.
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Chart 2 below shows the actual number of new reported confirmed COVID-19 cases across time, with the blue line showing the actual count and the orange line showing the rolling or moving seven-day average.
The lines have been updated to include the numbers included in the noon Saturday Daily Status Report.
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Chart 3 below summarizes the cumulative data from the state of Georgia on four indicators: number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, number of deaths attributed to COVID-19, number of tests for the disease, and number of hospitalizations for treatment of the disease.
The charts begin on March 2, when the first cases were discovered in Atlanta. Measures of tests and hospitalizations are included from the point at which the Daily Status Report provided those data.
Each of the four charts has been updated to include the numbers included in the noon Saturday Daily Status Report.
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Chart 4 below provides the actual number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths attributable to the disease going back to March 2 for the state of Georgia. Those data are plotted with the blue lines.
The orange lines are based on computation of the rolling or moving seven-day averages for confirmed cases and deaths.
The two charts have been updated to include the numbers included in the noon Saturday Daily Status Report.
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