The state of Georgia added 1,714 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health on Thursday, the third day in a row in which more than 1,700 new cases were added.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases in the state is 1,454.7, which far exceeds the seven-day rolling average of 857.3 on April 13, the earlier high point after which cases began to decline.
Across the last four weeks, the state as a whole has seen a 57.7 percent increase in COVID-19 cases, while the Northeast Health District has had a 54.1 percent increase.
On Thursday, only two counties in the Northeast Health District–Greene and Elbert–did not add cases. Oconee County added three cases and Clarke County added 22 cases. Clarke County has added 80 cases in the last week, and Oconee has added 10.
The state added 47 new COVID-19 deaths in the Daily Status Report on Thursday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased from 17.6 on Wednesday to 20.0 on Thursday.
The 10-county Northeast Health District contributed four of those deaths, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths in the District increased from 0.6 on Wednesday to 1.1 on Thursday.
In the last four weeks, deaths attributed to COVID-19 increased by 72.6 percent in the Northeast Health District, much higher than the 39.9 percent increase in the state.
The Department of Public Health reported that 40 of the 47 new deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day average of added deaths dated by actual passing increased on Thursday.
Two of the four deaths in the Northeast Health District were in Jackson County: an 81-year-old female and an 85-year-old female, both without a chronic condition.
The other two deaths were in Walton County: an 89-year-old female and another female labeled as 90 plus in age. Neither had a chronic condition.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) on Thursday reported that the number of COVID-19 Confirmed Hospitalizations increased again, as it has now for 12 days running.
GEMA also reported that number of Critical Care Beds in use in hospitals serving the Northeast Health District increased, and only eight such beds remained available, the lowest number recorded going back to April 17, when such data first were publicly released.
The Department of Community Health, in its Long-Term Care Facility Report on Thursday, showed an increase of 19 in the number of Current COVID Positive Residents at the 24 long-term care facilities in the Northeast Health District with COVID-19 cases.
Across the state, the number of facilities with COVID-19 present increased by five to 474 with the Thursday report.
The five charts below show data from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report, updated with the 2:50 p.m. release of that report on Thursday.
The first two charts present data from the 10-county Northeast Health District of the Department of Public Health, and Charts 3 and 4 present data for the entire state of Georgia.
Chart 5 shows data for the 10-county Northeast Health district, and, for comparison, for the state of Georgia as a whole.
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