The Northeast Health District added only a single confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Sunday Department of Public Health Daily Status Report–in Clarke County–and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 23.1 on Saturday to 22.0 on Sunday.
The 10-county Northeast Health District did not report any new COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, but the seven-day rolling average of added deaths remained unchanged at 1.7 from Saturday because no deaths were added on Sunday a week earlier.
The state and region have reduced restrictions on business operations and social interaction over the last six weeks, and a comparison for the Northeast Health District across that time period shows that the number of added cases has declined but the number of added deaths has increased.
From May 17 to May 31, the region added 433 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, while it added 323 new cases from May 31 to June 14.
From May 17 to May 31, the 10-county District added 19 new deaths attributed to COVID-19, while from May 31 to June 14 it added 29.
In the last two weeks, Jackson, Clarke, Walton and Barrow counties were the counties adding the largest number of new cases, and Walton and Barrow counties accounted for 19 of the 29 added deaths.
Neither the Department of Community Health nor the Georgia Emergency Management Agency released reports on COVID-19 on Sunday.
Across the state of Georgia, the Department of Public Health added 880 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Sunday report, and the seven-day rolling average increased one again, to 826.1 new cases per day.
The state added only five new deaths, but that was up from two added Sunday a week ago, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased from 38.3 on Saturday to 38.7 on Sunday.
The Department of Public Health reported that only one of those five new deaths occurred within the last two weeks.
The Daily Status report, in fact, removed one case that it had previously reported as occurring in the last 14 days, meaning that the actual addition of cases was six, rather than five.
The state reported that one of the newly added cases actually occurred on April 20, two occurred on May 6, one occurred on May 8, one occurred on June 10, and one occurred on June 12.
The Report does not explain its dating of the cases added to the Daily Status Report or the reasons for such long delays on obtaining reports of deaths.
The five charts below are based on data from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report. The data are updated for the 2:50 p.m. release of that report on Sunday.
The first three charts included data from the 10-county Northeast Health District.
The last two charts are based on data for the whole state of Georgia.
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