The Northridge Health and Rehabilitation nursing home in Commerce added six new deaths among its residents in the Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report on Tuesday.
The Jackson County nursing home has reported 10 deaths at the facility since June 29 and currently has 58 of its 105 residents testing positive. It also has reported that the cumulative number of staff with COVID-19 is 17.
The nursing home now has 14 cumulative deaths listed in the Department of Community Health report. Jackson County as a whole has only 12 cumulative deaths recorded in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report as of Tuesday.
Since June 29, Northridge Health and Rehabilitation has reported the 10 resident deaths, while the Daily Status Report has listed only two in Jackson County during that time period.
The discrepancy between the Department of Community Health and Department of Public Health reports underscores the problem of making sense of the data released by three different state agencies on the trends in the spread of COVID-19 and its consequences.
The Department of Public Health did not report any deaths on Tuesday in the 10-county Northeast Health District, which includes Jackson County as well as Oconee and Clarke counties, and the seven-day rolling average of deaths remained unchanged from Monday at 1.3.
The Daily Status Report listed 101 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday in the District, with all 10 counties reporting an increase in cases. The seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 104.1 on Monday to 102.4 on Tuesday.
Oconee County added nine cases and Clarke County added 30.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported in its Tuesday Situation Report COVID-19 that the number of critical care beds available at area hospitals dropped from 11 on Monday to seven on Tuesday.
Across the state, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported 2,741 Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations, the largest number ever reported. The number of ventilators in use, 1,109, also was the largest number ever reported.
These measures are not reported at the county or even regional level, so the number of critical care beds available–seven in the Tuesday report--is the only indicator of the situation at area hospitals.
The Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health listed 3,394 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state, and the seven-day rolling average was 3,356.1, compared to 3,357.9 on Monday.
The Department of Public Health reported 28 deaths attributed to COVID-19 across the state on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths was 22.1, up from 21.1 on Monday.
Twenty-four of those 28 deaths were in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of deaths dated by occurrence rather than day of reporting also increased on Tuesday from Monday.
The Department of Public Health removed one death–originally reported on July 3--from the record, so the actual number of added deaths was 29, not 28.
The Department of Community Health reported that COVID-19 was present in 559 of the state’s long-term care facilities, up from 550 on Monday.
The first five charts below are based on data from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report and have been updated with the 2:50 p.m. issuance of that report on Tuesday.
The final chart is based on data from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Situation Report COVID-19 and is updated based on the Tuesday afternoon release of that report.
Charts 1 and 2 are for the 10-county Northeast Health District, and Chart 3 is for Oconee and Clarke counties only. These two counties are part of the Northeast Health District.
Charts 4 through 6 are for the state of Georgia as a whole.
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