The Northeast Health District added 113 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, but that was down from the 128 added on Tuesday a week ago, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 89.1 on Monday to 87.0 on Tuesday.
Clarke County continued to lead the 10-county district in terms of number of cases added.
Clarke County listed 37 new cases on Tuesday and has added 244 new cases in the last week. During that time, it has gone from 409.2 cases per 100,000 population on June 30 to 597.2 cases per 100,000 population on July 7.
The University of Georgia reported on Tuesday that it has added 70 COVID-19 cases in the last week among its faculty, staff and students, but it also reported that not all of the cases it lists have been diagnosed locally.
Oconee County added four new COVID-19 cases in the Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health on Tuesday and has added 40 cases in the last week.
The 10-county Northeast Health District did not have any COVID-19 deaths listed in the Daily Status Report on Tuesday and has not had any deaths recorded in the last 11 days in that report. The seven-day rolling average is 0.0.
The Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report on Tuesday, however, listed two deaths at the Northridge Health and Rehabilitation nursing home in Commerce in Jackson County, and it listed a death at that same facility on June 30.
None of these have shown up in the Daily Status Report for the 10-county Northeast Health District, which includes Jackson County.
The Department of Community Health listed three new cases of staff with COVID-19 at the area’s 25 long-term care facilities with COVID-19.
The number of Critical Care Beds in use in the area’s hospitals increased by 10 in the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Situation Report COVID-19 on Tuesday.
The number of available beds was four, the smallest number available going back to April 17, when these data were first released.
Across the state, the Daily Status Report added 3,406 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average increased to 2,739.9 cases from 2,521.0 cases on Monday.
The Daily Status Report included 21 new deaths attributed to COVID-19, the same number as a week ago, and the seven-day rolling average remained unchanged at 13.4 deaths.
Of those 21 deaths, 17 were in the last 14 days.
The Daily Status Report records show that five deaths were removed from the listing by the Department of Public Health, so the actual number of added deaths was 26 rather than 21.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported on Tuesday that the number of Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations increased to 2,096. The number has increased every day since June 27.
Across the state, the number of critical care beds in use increased by 133 to 2,353.
The number of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 among its residents and/or staff across the state was 527, according to the Tuesday report of the Department of Community Health, up from 515 on Monday.
All five charts below are based on data from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report and have been updated based on data released with the 2:50 p.m. release of that report on Tuesday.
Charts 1 and 2 are for the 10-county Northeast Health District, while Chart 3 presents data only for two of those 10 counties, Clarke and Oconee.
Charts 4 and 5 are for the state of Georgia as a whole.
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