The 10-county Northeast Health District of the Department of Public Health added 43 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 with the 1 p.m. Daily Status Report on Tuesday, bringing the seven-day rolling average of cases up from 15.9 to 21.7.
Elbert County added 22 cases, Walton County added seven, Barrow County added five, Jackson County added four, and each of the other counties, except Morgan County, added one.
The total number of deaths in the Northeast Health District attributed to the disease stands at 47, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths is 1.1, the same as on Monday.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency, in its Monday Situation Report, listed 21 critical beds available in area hospitals, up from 15 on Sunday.
Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry reported on Monday that the Georgia Emergency Management Agency informed his office of one additional Active Case in Oconee County, bringing the total to 11. An Active Case is an address with at least one COVID-19 confirmed resident.
Department of Community Health Report
The Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report issued on Monday evening showed an increase of 60 in COVID Positive Residents at the 17 long-term care facilities in the Northeast Health District with COVID-19 cases.
The Department of Community Health report also listed four new deaths at the nursing and personal care homes in the 10-county region since its report on May 15 and the one on the 18th, and an increase in two in the number of COVID Positive Staff.
Comer Health and Rehabilitation in Madison County, with a resident census of 96, went from eight COVID Positive Residents on May 15 to 52 COVID Positive Residents on May 18.
Oconee County’s High Shoals Health and Rehabilitation nursing home in New High Shoals in the west of the county added five COVID Positive Residents from May 15 to May 18 and one more COVID Positive Staff.
The Oconee County nursing home reports having 76 total residents, 24 COVID Positive Residents, three COVID deaths, and four COVID Positive Staff.
The Department of Public Health and the Department of Community Health reports are based on different reporting methodologies and seldom agree.
State Data And Charts
Across the state, the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report added 640 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average dropped from 593.4 cases per day on Monday to 583.7 cases on Tuesday.
The Daily Status Report listed 22 new deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the state, and the seven-day rolling average increased from 28.7 on Monday to 29.0 on Tuesday.
The data behind the Department of Public Health chart showing deaths, dated to reflect time of death rather than time of reporting of the death, indicate that 15 of those 22 deaths occurred in the last 14 days and that the seven-day average for deaths has increased in each of the last two days compared with a day earlier.
Charts 1, 2, 4 and 5 below all have been updated to include data from the 1 p.m. Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.
The first two charts are for the Northeast Health Region of the Department of Public Health.
Charts 4 and 5 are for the state of Georgia.
Charts 3 is updated with data from the Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report for May 18. The chart shows data for the Department of Public Health Northeast Health District.
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