Led by Clarke County, the Northeast Health District added 102 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, pushing the seven-day rolling average of added cases to 137.1, up from 129.0 on Saturday.
The Department of Public Health listed no new deaths from COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District on Sunday, the first day since Aug. 13 that no deaths have been added with release of its Daily Status Report.
The Daily Status Report has not included the two nursing home deaths in Clarke County listed on Thursday and Friday in the Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report, which also is distributed by the Department of Public Health.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths in the District, without including the nursing home deaths, dropped to 2.0 on Sunday from 2.3 on Saturday.
Clarke County reported 53 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, or more than half of the cases in the 10-county District.
Oconee County reported only a single new case, as did Greene, Madison, and Oglethorpe counties.
The increase in the seven-day rolling average of cases in the Northeast Health District contrasts with the pattern for the state as a whole on Sunday, which reported a drop in the seven-day average.
The Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Sunday reported that area hospitals had 100 COVID-19 patients, down from 110 on Saturday, 58 ICU Beds In Use, down from 65 on Saturday, and 29 ventilators in use, up from 27 on Saturday.
Across the state on Sunday, the Daily Status Report listed 1,298 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest number since June 22.
Sundays are light reporting days for the Daily Status Report, but the Department of Public Health reported 1,739 cases on Sunday of last week. The seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 2,285.0 on Saturday to 2,222.0 on Sunday.
Sunday also was a light reporting day in terms of tests, and the seven-day rolling average of molecular tests dropped from 23,287.0 on Saturday to 22,229.4 on Sunday. Only 15,311 new molecular tests were recorded on Sunday.
The percentage of molecular tests that produced a positive verdict was nearly the same on Sunday (8.6) as on Saturday (8.7) and higher than the 8.4 percent of a week ago.
The Daily Status Report listed 28 new deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Sunday, with 22 of those occurring in the last 14 days.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped from 70.7 on Saturday to 68.7 on Sunday. The state added 42 deaths last Sunday.
The Department of Community Health did not release a Long-Term Care Facility Report on Sunday.
The Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Sunday reported that hospitals across the state had 1,939 COVID-19 patients, down from 1,987 on Saturday, 2,393 ICU Beds In Use, down from 2,459 on Saturday, and 1,064 ventilators in use, down from 1,085 on Saturday.
All four charts below are based on data from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report and have been updated to include data from the release of that report at 2:50 p.m. on Sunday.
Charts 1 and 2 include data from the 10-county Northeast Health District of the Department of Public Health, which includes Oconee and Clarke counties.
Charts 3 and 4 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
Click on any of the charts to enlarge it.
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