Monday, June 22, 2020

Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 Increase In State And Regionally On Monday; Hospitalizations And Ventilator Use Up In State

***Walton County COVID-19 Nursing Home Death Reported***

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased again on Monday, both in the state as a whole and in the 10-county Northeast Health District.

The state added 1,227 new confirmed cases of the disease in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Monday, and the 10-county Northeast Health District contributed 26 of those cases.

The seven-day rolling average of added COVID-19 cases for the state increased from 1,002.9 cases on Sunday to 1,073 cases on Monday. For the Northeast Health District, the seven-day rolling average increased from 23.7 on Sunday to 24.1 on Monday.

Oconee County added one new case, and Clarke County added 10.

The state of Georgia added five deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the Monday Daily Status Report, and the Northeast Health District did not add any new deaths from the disease.

The Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report on Monday added one death in the Northeast Health District, at a nursing home in Walton County. That death was not picked up in the Daily Status Report, which often misses deaths at area long-term care facilities.

The Department of Community Health did not report any additional COVID-19 patients or staff in the Monday Report, which included new data following the release of the last report on Friday.

The Department of Public Health and Department of Community Health Reports, viewed in tandem, indicate that most of the new cases and deaths being added in the Northeast Health District now are coming from outside long-term care facilities.

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Monday, in its statewide Situation Report COVID-19, indicated that Current Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations had increased to 1,000, up from the low of 783 on June 7, and the number of ventilators in use had increased to 896 from its low of 796 on June 14.

Additional Analyses

The seven-day rolling average of added deaths at the state level dropped from 27.4 on Sunday to 22.0 with the release on the Monday Daily Status Report.

Of those five deaths, four occurred in the last 14 days.

The Department of Public Health did not eliminate any deaths from its archive with release of the Monday Daily Status report, but over the last week it has removed 21 deaths previously reported.

So the total number of added deaths was 175, not the 154 reported in the cumulative number of deaths in the Department of Health report.

The Daily Status Report listed 11,673 added tests on Monday, and 9,719 of those were viral tests designed to determine if a patient had the disease when tested. That number is exactly the same number as was added in the report on Sunday.

The number of added tests jumps up and down, and the state has added an average of 11,853 tests over the last seven days, so the tallies on Sunday and Monday were lower than that average.

In five of the last six days, the percentage of viral tests that were positive has increased from the previous day, and the increase was from 9.4 percent on Sunday to 11.2 percent on Monday.


The first four charts below draw from the Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health and are updated for 2:50 p.m. on Monday.

Charts 1 and 2 show data extracted for the Daily Status Report for the 10-county Northeast Health District.

Charts 3 and 4 are for the entire state of Georgia.

Chart 5 below is for the state of Georgia and uses data from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Situation Report COVID-19, updated for the late Monday release of that report.

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