The Northeast Health District added seven deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health on Tuesday, with Oconee County and Clarke County each accounting for one of the deaths.
The addition of seven deaths was the largest ever recorded for the 10-county Northeast Health District in a single day, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 2.3 on Tuesday from 1.4 on Monday.
The Oconee County death was of a woman identified as 90 plus years of age with a known chronic condition, while the Clarke County death also was of a 90-plus-year-old woman with a known chronic condition.
The total number of COVID-19 deaths now stands at eight in Oconee County and 14 in Clarke County.
The 10-county Northeast Health District added 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Tuesday Daily Status Report, the same as the day before, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 37.1 on Monday to 33.7 on Tuesday.
In the separate Long-Term Care Facility Report of the Department of Community Health issued on Monday, four additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 were recorded in area long-term care homes with COVID-19 illnesses.
One of those deaths was in Greene County, and three were in Walton County.
The High Shoals Health and Rehabilitation nursing home in North High Shoals in the far west of Oconee County, according to the Monday report, listed 47 of its 68 residents as having tested positive for COVID-19, up from 40 on Friday.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported on Monday that 19 Critical Care Beds in the area’s hospitals were available, up from 10 on Sunday.
The Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Tuesday listed 589 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state, and the seven-day rolling average of cases increased from 610.6 on Monday to 639.6 on Tuesday.
The Daily Status Report listed 28 new deaths in the state, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped from 34.9 on Monday to 33.0 on Tuesday.
The Department of Public Health reported that 22 of those 28 deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day average of deaths based on date of occurrence rather than date of reporting remained basically unchanged from the day before.
The Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report for Monday included 405 facilities across the state with COVID-19, up from 392 on Friday.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Monday reported that the number of Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations dropped from 853 on Sunday to 841 on Monday and the number of ventilators in use dropped from 862 on Sunday to 839 on Monday.
The first three charts below are based on data for the 10-county Northeast Health District of the Department of Public Health.
Charts 1 and 2 contain data from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report as of 3:11 p.m. on Tuesday. The Department of Public Health, starting on Tuesday, is releasing only one Daily Status Report each day.
Chart 3 is based on data for the 10-county Northeast Health District from the Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report of Monday.
Chart 4 is based on data from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Daily Situation Report for Monday. The data are for the 10 counties in the Northeast Health District plus Hart and Franklin counties.
Charts 5 and 6 are for the state of Georgia and are based on data from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.
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