The seven-day rolling average of added COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths attributed to the disease increased on Tuesday both in the 10-county Northeast Health District that includes Oconee and Clarke counties and in the state overall.
In the 24 long-term care facilities in the Northeast Health District with COVID-19 contamination, the number of deaths and the number of residents with COVID-19 increased, as did the number of staff with the disease.
The number of Critical Care Beds in use in area hospitals increased on Tuesday, as they did across the state.
The number of Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations also increased for the 10th day in a row, and the number of ventilators in use increased on Tuesday, as it has for seven of the last 10 days.
The small pieces of good news in the reports issued on Tuesday by the Georgia agencies providing information on the pandemic were overwhelmed by these large negatives.
The percentage of viral test that produced a positive verdict did decline as testing increased.
The Department of Public Health Daily Status Reported added 50 new cases of COVID-19 in the 10-county Northeast Health District on Tuesday, and the seven-day average of added cases increased from 24.1 on Monday to 27.7 on Tuesday.
Oconee County added two cases, and Clarke County added 17. Every county in the district but two added at least one case.
The District reported one new death attributed to COVID-19 with the passing of a Walton County female with a chronic condition. She was labeled as 90 plus in age.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased from 1.1 death on Monday to 1.3 on Tuesday.
The Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report on Tuesday listed 13 additional COVID-19 Positive Residents who had contacted the disease and four additional Current COVID Positive Residents in the 24 facilities with the disease in the Northeast Health District.
The Department of Community Health on Tuesday also listed four new deaths at these 24 long-term care facilities: two at a nursing home in Jackson County, one at a nursing home in Morgan County, and one at a nursing home in Walton County.
It is not clear that all of these deaths ever appear in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency listed 12 Critical Care Beds available at area hospitals, down from 13 on Monday and 15 on Sunday.
The Department of Public Health added 1,750 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the second highest number ever added in a single day, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases was 1,228.6, the highest level it has ever reached.
The Daily Status Report of the Department of Public listed 40 new deaths, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased from 22.0 on Monday to 22.7 on Tuesday.
The Department of Public Health listed one of those newly reported deaths as having occured more than two months ago–on April 16–and another on June 9, but the remaining deaths occurred in the last 14 days.
The seven-day average of deaths listed by date of occurrence rather than date of reporting increased from 4.0 on Monday to 6.6 on Tuesday.
The Department of Community Health listed 468 long-term care facilities in the state with COVID-19 among its residents and/or staff, up from 464 on Monday and 451 on Friday.
That number has increased with each report of the Department of Community Health going back to June 5.
The number of COVID-19 Confirmed Hospitalizations listed in the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Situation Report on Tuesday was 1,056 on Tuesday, up from 1,000 on Monday and from 810 on June 13.
The number of ventilators in use increased from 896 on Monday to 926 on Tuesday. That figure had been 796 on June 14.
Charts 1 through 3 present data from the 10-county Northeast Health District of the Department of Public Health, and Charts 4 through 6 present data for the entire state of Georgia.
Charts 1, 2, 4, and 5 draw data from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report, updated with the 2:50 p.m. release of that report on Tuesday.
Chart 3 is based on data from the Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report for Tuesday. The report says that the data are current up to 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
Chart 6 contains data from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Situation Report COVID-19 for Tuesday. The Report was released at 6:51 p.m. on Tuesday.
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