The Northeast Health District added 126 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 with release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Monday.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases in the 10-county District topped 100 for the first time ever. The average jumped from 96.1 on Sunday to 104.1 on Monday.
The Northeast Health District added one death, of an 86-year-old male in Barrow County with a chronic condition. (The 87-year-old male with a chronic condition moved from Barrow to Gwinnett County on Sunday remained on the Gwinnett County list on Monday.)
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths for the Northeast Health District increased from 1.1 on Sunday to 1.3 on Monday.
The number of available Critical Care Beds at area hospitals dropped from 14 to 11 in the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Situation Report COVID-19 on Monday.
The number of long-term care facilities on the Georgia Community Health list of facilities with COVID-19 increased by one with the addition of the Nancy Hart Nursing Center in Elberton.
That facility and the Oaks Athens nursing home in Clarke County each added one COVID-19 positive staff in the Long-Term Care Facility Report released late on Monday.
State Data Department Of Public Health
The state of Georgia added 3,643 new COVID-19 confirmed cases in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Monday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 3,357.9 from 3,058.6 on Monday.
The percentage of molecular tests, design to identify patients with the disease, increased to 15.5 on Monday, the highest figure ever record going back to June 3 when these data were first released. The percentage had been 13.0 on Monday.
The state added 25 deaths, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased to 21.1 on Monday from 20.1 on Sunday.
All 25 of the added deaths were in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of deaths based on their time of occurrence also increased on Monday.
The Department of Public Health removed one case, on June 29, from its list of deaths, so the actual number of added deaths was 26, not 25.
Other State Data
The Department of Community Health on Monday added seven long-term care facilities–including the one in Elbert County–to the state’s list of facilities with COVID-19.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported 2,600 Current Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations in its Situation Report on Monday, the highest lever ever reported. That number has increased every day going back to June 27.
The number of ventilators in use increased to 1,054, also the highest number ever reported.
I had requested from the Department of Public Health that it provide data on these two measures further back in time and at the regional level. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency had told me the Department of Public Health was the source of the data it releases on hospitalizations and ventilator use.
Sarah Peck, with the Northeast Health District of the Department of Public Health, directed me to the Public Health Information Portal for these data.
The fee for access, according to the Portal web site, is a $200 base fee plus $25 per variable used, per data year. I did not make a request.
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 Monday.
The final chart is based on data from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Situation Report COVID-19 and is updated based on the Monday 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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