On the day that the Georgia Department of Public Health reported the largest number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 ever, the Northeast Health District reported only 10 new confirmed cases.
Those new cases were spread throughout the 10-county Northeast Health District, with Oconee County adding one case and Clarke County adding two.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported on Saturday that the number of Critical Care Beds in use at area hospitals decreased from 60 beds on Friday to 55 in the Saturday report.
The state report of 1,800 new cases is 275 cases more than were reported on April 17, the previous record, and follows a report of 1,097 new cases on Friday.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases jumped to 1,001.1 on Saturday, and the evidence of an upturn in the number of cases in the state going back to the beginning of the month is now unmistakable.
The Department of Public Health estimates the date of onset of the disease as well as the date it is reported, and already 1,245 cases are estimated to have occurred on June 15 and 3,618 have occurred in the last week.
In the week before that, ending on June 13, 5,613 cases initiated. In the week before that, ending on June 6, 5,217 cases began. And in the week before that, ending on May 30, 4,635 cases began.
The number of tests also has increased, but the ratio of confirmed cases to tests has increased in each of the last three days over the day earlier.
Other State Data
The Department of Public Health reported only six new deaths in the Saturday Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped from 31.1 on Friday to 28.0 on Saturday.
The Daily Status Report actually removed five deaths previously listed in its data file, so the number of added deaths actually was 11, rather than six, and the number of those added deaths occurring in the last 14 days was seven.
The Department of Community Health did not issue a Long-Term Care Facility Report on Saturday.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency listed 944 Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations, up from 937 on Friday, and Saturday was the seventh day in a row in which there was an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the day earlier.
The Georgia Emergency Management Saturday Situation Report also listed an increase in the number of ventilators in use, as it had on Friday.
The number of Critical Care Beds in use did decline across the state on Saturday.
The four charts below draw from the Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health and are updated for the 2:50 p.m. release on Saturday.
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.
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