Oconee County added five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report released at 1 p.m. on Friday, and the 10-county Northeast Health District, of which Oconee County is a part, added 39 new cases.
Clarke County added nine cases in the Friday Daily Status Report, and every county in the Northeast Health District except Morgan and Greene counties added at last one case.
The 39 added cases in the District were down from the 43 added on Thursday and 42 added a week ago, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases for the Northeast Health District dropped from 37.0 on Thursday to 36.6 on Friday. (This is a correction from the original post. I apologize for the data entry error.)
No new deaths were reported in the Northeast Health District in the Daily Status Report on Friday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped from 1.7 on Thursday to 1.6 on Friday.
Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry on Thursday reported that, based on data given him by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Oconee County had no new addresses added to its list of locations with Active COVID-19 residents. Berry’s list includes six addresses in the county.
The Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report for Thursday listed two new deaths from its Wednesday report, both at a nursing home in Monroe in Walton County.
That report listed 11 new COVID-19 Positive Residents at long-term care facilities in the 10-county Northeast Health District and one new COVID-19 Positive Staff, at homes in Barrow, Clarke and Walton counties.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Thursday reported that the number of available Critical Care Beds at area hospitals had increased from 10 on Wednesday to 12. The hospitals have 70 critical care beds.
The Georgia Department of Revenue distributions of sales tax for the month of April, when the state’s economy was restricted due to COVID-19, show that Oconee County collection of Local Option Sales Tax, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, and Education Local Option Sales Tax all were down 10 percent from April of 2019.
The March collection also had been down 10 percent from March of 2019.
Across the state of Georgia, the Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health added 600 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, down from the day earlier and from seven days ago, bringing the seven-day rolling average of added cases to 636.0 from 666.4 the day earlier
The Department of Public Health reported adding 8,648 new tests on Friday from its Thursday report, but 3,564 of those were serology tests for antibodies that indicate past exposure rather than tests designed to identify active COVID-19 patients.
The Daily Status Report added only 12 deaths, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped from 29.7 on Thursday to 27.0 on Friday.
Of those 12 deaths, all occurred in the last 14 days, according to the data behind the chart plotting deaths by date of occurrence in the Daily Status Report.
In fact, the Department of Public Health shifts the deaths around with each new report, and the Friday report added 14 new deaths to the last 14 days of reporting–the period that is labeled as “Preliminary” in the chart.
The seven-day rolling average of add deaths, including the “Preliminary” period, fell slightly on Friday from Thursday.
The Department of Community Health reported the same number of total long-term care facilities with COVID-19 infections on Thursday as it had on Wednesday–398–but facilities join and fall off that list over time.
The Thursday list included a home in Clarke County that had not been on the report in recent weeks, bringing the total number of homes on the list in the 10-county Northeast Health District to 20.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported that the number of Current Confirned COVID-19 Hospitalizations dropped from 907 on Wednesday to 902 on Thursday but that the number of ventilators in use increased by 27.
Charts 1, 2, 4 and 5 below are based on data from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report for 1 p.m. on Friday.
Charts 1 and 2 show data for the 10-county Northeast Health District.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the state of Georgia.
Chart 3 uses data from the Georgia Department of Revenue released on Friday for Oconee County.
Sales tax distributions are made in the month following collection, so the May 31 data (released on May 29) are for collections in April.
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