Saturday, August 01, 2020

Department Of Public Health Reports 180 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Northeast Health District, Setting New Record

***No Deaths From Disease In Saturday Report***

The Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 180 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the 10-county Northeast Health District, pushing the seven-day rolling average of added cases to 155.7, a new record.

Oconee County added nine cases and Clarke County added 29. Each of the other eight counties in the District also added cases.

The seven-day rolling average of added cases had been 153.1 on Friday, also a record.

The Department of Health, in its Daily Status Report, did not report any new deaths from COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths remained unchanged at 0.6.

Across the last month, confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 151.7 percent in the Northeast Health District, while deaths have increased by 24.1 percent.

In Clarke County, cases increased by 195.1 percent from July 1 to Aug. 1, and deaths increased by 13.3 percent.

In Oconee County, cases increased by 143.4 percent, while deaths increased by 50.0 percent, the highest rate of increase in deaths in the 10-county District.

The Northeast Health District had a higher rate of growth in the last month in cases than the state (with a 125.6 percent increase), but a lower growth rate in deaths (35.3 percent in state).

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency stated in its Situation Report COVID-19 released late on Saturday that 10 Critical Care Beds were available in area hospitals, up from five on Friday and one on Thursday. Hospitals file their data on beds in use by noon on the date of the report.

The Department of Community Health did not release a Long-Term Care Facility Report on Saturday.

State Data

Across the state, the Daily Status Report listed 3,709 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 3,613.3 on Friday to 3,602.1.

The rolling average peaked on July 24 at 3,745.4 and has remained just under that level since.

The Daily Status Report for Saturday listed 74 new deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the state, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths was 47.4, just under the high point of 47.6 on July 27.

Fifth-three of those newly added deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths by date of occurrence increased to 17.3 on Saturday, its highest level ever.

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported 3,095 Current Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations across the state, down from 3,155 on Friday, and 1,181 ventilators in use, down from 1,214 on Friday.


Charts 1 to 5 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 Saturday.

Charts 1 to 3 include data from the 10-county Northeast Health District of the Department of Public Health, which includes Oconee and Clarke counties.

Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.

Click on any of the charts to enlarge it.

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