Clarke County recorded another COVID-19 death with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Sunday, the fourth in four days.
Jackson County, which reported a COVID-19 death on Saturday, also recorded one on Sunday, and, with the addition of these two deaths, the seven-day rolling average of added deaths in the 10-county Northeast Health District increased from 2.6 on Saturday to 2.7 on Sunday.
The Clarke County death was of an 84-year-old male without a chronic condition, and the Jackson County death was of an 88-year-old female, also without a chronic condition.
The Northeast Health District added 45 new confirmed COVID-19 cases with release of the Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 124.7 on Saturday to 120.4 on Sunday.
Jackson County did not add any new cases, but all of the other counties in the District did.
Oconee County added a single case, and Clarke County added 18.
In the last three week, the number of cases in the District has increased from 6,440 to 9,219, a 43.2 percent increase, and the number of reported deaths has increased from 134 to to 177, a 32.1 percent increase.
Area hospitals had 133 COVID-19 Patients on Sunday, according to data from the Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, up from 129 on Saturday, 26 Adult Ventilators In Use, down from 27, and 61 ICU Beds in Use, down from 62.
Across the state, the Daily Status Report listed 42 new COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased from 62.1 on Saturday to 63.4 on Sunday.
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All but two of those deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the Department of Public Health reported that it removed two deaths previously listed as attributed to COVID-19 from its archive.
The Daily Status Report included 1,739 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 2,485.1 on Saturday to 2,466.0 on Sunday.
The Department of Public Health reported 22,714 added molecular tests on Sunday, and the seven-day rolling average of added molecular tests increased to 23,801.6 from 23,014.0. That seven-day average had been 33,010.4 on Aug. 11.
The Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency listed 2,358 COVID-19 Patients across the state on Sunday, down from 2,359 on Saturday, 2,483 ICU Beds In Use, down from 2,506 on Saturday, and 1,110 Adult Ventilators In Use, down from 1,137 on Saturday.
The Department of Community Health does not release a Long-Term Care Facility Report on the weekend.
Charts And Video
The four charts below are based on data from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report and have been updated based on data released at 2:50 p.m. on Sunday.
Charts 1 and 2 are for the 10-county Northeast Health District, which includes Oconee and Clarke counties.
Charts 3 and 4 are for the entire state of Georgia.
The video below the four charts is of the Virtual Town Hall Meeting held August 20 by Piedmont Athens Regional President and CEO Michael Burnett. The video was recorded from the live streaming of the meeting.
I briefly summarized this meeting with my post on Thursday but did not include the full video at that time.