The Northeast Health District reported a record number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the 10-county Northeast Health District with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Tuesday.
Led by Clarke County’s increase of 41 cases, the 10-county Northeast Health District added 128 new cases, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases jumped to 54.0 from 42.9 on Monday.
The largest number of cases added in a single day in the District going back to the middle of March had been 81 on May 27.
The Department of Public Health did not report any new deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the Tuesday Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 0.7 from 0.9 on Monday.
The Department of Community Health did add one death in the Northeast Health District in its Tuesday Long-Term Care Facility Report.
That death--at a nursing home in Jackson County–will appear in the Daily Status Report only if the Department of Health decides to include it.
The Department of Community Health Report also listed two new cumulative cases of COVID-19 among residents of the 24 facilities in the Northeast Health District with COVID-19 cases, two new active cases among the residents, and two new staff infections.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported on Tuesday that the number of Critical Care Beds in use in area hospitals remained unchanged. Thirteen beds out of 70 were available.
The Georgia Department of Revenue gave both Oconee and Clarke counties some good news on Tuesday with the release of the sales tax distributions for May. For both counties, the decrease in revenue over May of 2019 was much less than the same month comparison for April.
The drop in May sales tax revenue of 6.0 percent in Oconee County and 2.5 percent in Clarke County followed the good news economic on Monday in the Department of Labor reports on unemployment.
In April, the drop in sales tax revenue had been 10.6 percent in Oconee County and 14.2 percent in Clark County.
Chart 4 below shows the data for the Local Option Sales Tax, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, and Education Local Option Sales Tax for both counties.
Chart 3 below shows the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in Clarke County and the less dramatic growth in Oconee County.
WSB-TV reported on Tuesday that the University of Georgia reported that there are 143 cases of COVID-19 on campus.
Clarke County now has 531 cases, and 183 of them have been reported in the last two weeks. The real spurt of growth, as Chart 3 below shows, has been in the last nine days.
Jackson County, with 15 new cases, joined Clarke and Barrow counties in reporting large increases in cases on Tuesday.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continued to grow at an unprecedented level across the state, with 1,874 new cases added.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 1,944.7 from 1,927.0 on Monday.
The number of death attributed to COVID-19 increased in the Tuesday Daily Status Report by 21, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths declined to 16.7 from 19.4 on Monday.
An examination of the data file behind the chart of deaths in the Daily Status Report indictes that the Department of Public Health removed two previously reported deaths, so the actual number of added deaths was 23, not 21.
Twenty-two of those 23 deaths were recording as having occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths by date of occurrence increased on Tuesday over Monday.
The number of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases around the state increased to 494 on Tuesday from 486 on Monday.
The number of Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations increased by 100 on Tuesday to 1,459, according to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, and the number of ventilators in use increased by 40 to 908.
The first two charts below show data for the 10-county Northeast Health District, based on the Daily Status Reports of the Department of Public Health. The charts are updated for the 2:50 p.m. release of data on Tuesday.
Chart 3 also is based on data from the Daily Status Report and presents data for Oconee and Clarke counties, rather than the entire 10-county Northeast Health District.
Chart 4 is based on the distribution report of the Georgia Department of Revenue. The most recent release was on Tuesday morning and includes the distribution figures for May.
Charts 5 and 6 are for the entire state of Georgia and present data from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.
Chart 7 is based on data for the entire state released on Tuesday by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.
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