Consistent with the pattern from recent weeks, the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Sunday listed only nine new cases of COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District, and the report included no new deaths attributable to the disease in the District.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases in the District did increase–from 23.1 on Saturday to 24.1 on Sunday–because the nine new cases in the Sunday report compared with the two new cases reported Sunday a week ago.
Oconee County was not among the six counties in the 10-county Northeast Health District that added confirmed cases on Sunday. Clarke County added three new cases.
The Georgia Department of Community Health did not issue a Long-Term Care Facility Report on Sunday, but the Georgia Emergency Management Agency released both its Saturday and Sunday Daily Situation Report on Sunday.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported that the number of Critical Care Beds available in area hospitals had increased from 17 on Friday to 20 on Saturday and 26 on Sunday, the highest number since April 26.
The Department of Public Health reported 589 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the state of Georgia on Sunday, and the seven-day average of added cases dropped from 717.6 on Saturday to 701.7 on Sunday.
The Department of Public Health reported only two deaths attributable to COVID-19 in Georgia in the Sunday Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of deaths dropped from 25.0 on Saturday to 19.7 on Sunday.
One of the deaths reported on Sunday was recorded as having occurred on June 1 and the other was recorded as having occurred on May 28.
The Department of Public Health did not make any other changes to its listing of deaths logged by time of occurrence rather than date of report–the first time I have observed that happening since I began monitoring the data file on May 4.
The Department of Public Health routinely moves deaths from one date to another as it reissues reports.
On Saturday, the Department of Public Health first eliminated 21 cases from its death data file and then reversed course and added back in 18 of them in a second report issued three hours later.
It labeled the second report as a “correction.”
According to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency reports for Saturday and Sunday, the number of current confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations dropped by two cases on Saturday and by five on Sunday.
The number of ventilators in use increased by 29 cases on Saturday but dropped by 13 on Sunday.
All four of the graphics below are based on data from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.
Charts 1 and 2 include data for the 10-county Northeast Health District.
Charts 3 through 4 are for the entire state of Georgia.
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