Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Daily Status Report Includes Three New COVID-19 Deaths In Northeast Health District

One Death Attributed To COVID-19 In Oconee County***

The Department of Public Health on Wednesday listed three additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District, including one in Oconee County, with the release of the Daily Status Report.

The Oconee County death was of male without a known chronic condition who was 90 or more years of age. Total deaths in the county from COVID-19 now stands at 17.

The Report included a death in Greene County of a 64-year-old female, also without a known chronic condition, and a death in Jackson County of a 71-year-old female with a chronic condition.

The seven-day rolling average of added deaths in the District remained unchanged at 2.0 because the Daily Status Report had listed three deaths in the District on Wednesday of last week.

The Daily Status Report listed 128 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Northeast Health District on Wednesday, and the seven-day rolling average continued to decline. The average was 115.0 on Wednesday, down from 120.0 on Tuesday.

Every county in the 10-county District added cases. Oconee County added eight and Clarke County added 36.

The Department of Community Health, in its Long-Term Care Facility Report for Wednesday, listed one additional death at a nursing home in Greene County as well as one new COVID-19 Positive Staff at that same facility and five new COVID-19 Positive Residents at a personal care facility, also in Greene County.

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported that area hospitals had nine Critical Care Hospital Beds available, up from five on Tuesday.

The area hospitals also had 115 Current Confirmed COVID-19 Patients, down from 125 on Tuesday, and 27 ventilators in use, down from 29 on Tuesday.

State Data

Across the state, the Daily Status Report listed 56 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped from 64.3 on Tuesday to 56.7 on Wednesday.

Forty-seven of those deaths were in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by day of occurrence actually increased.

The Department of Public Health reported eliminating one of the previously reported deaths from its records, and it recorded one of the newly listed dates as occurring as far back as May 18.

The Daily Status Reported listed 2,391 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 2,620.9 from 2,802.1 on Tuesday. The number of cases has been dropping steadily in the last week.

The Department of Community Health listed 623 long-term care facilities in the state with COVID-19 among their residents and/or staff on Wednesday, up from 622 on Tuesday. The state has 790 long-term care facilities covered by the Department of Community Health report.

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported 2,573 Current Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations on Wednesday, down from 2,596 on Tuesday, and 1,212 ventilators in use, up from 1,208 on Tuesday.


All of the charts below except Chart 4 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 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday.

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.

Chart 3 presents data for Oconee and Clarke counties only.

Chart 4 is based on data gathered by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Georgia Hospital Association and presented by the Georgia Geospatial Information Office.

The data shown are for Region E of GEMA, which includes the 10 counties in the Department of Public Health Northeast Health District as well as Franklin and Hart counties.

Charts 5 and 6 show data for the entire state of Georgia.

Click on any of the charts to enlarge it.

Chart 1

Chart 2

Chart 3

Chart 4

Chart 5

Chart 6

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