The Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported five deaths from COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District and 219 confirmed cases of the disease, pushing up the seven-day rolling averages of added deaths and of added cases.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths, two of which were in Clarke County, increased from 2.4 on Monday to 3.0 on Tuesday, its highest point ever.
The 10-county Northeast Health District had recorded five deaths on a single day five time before Tuesday and only once had recorded more deaths, seven, on June 2.
Bucking the trend in the state, the 219 added cases in the District were the second highest number ever recorded in the Department of Public Health’s Daily Status Report and pushed the seven-day rolling average of added cases from 118.0 on Monday to 125.9 on Tuesday.
Every county in the 10-county district added at least five cases. Oconee County added nine, and Clarke County added 53.
The two Clarke County deaths were of an 83-year-old male without a known chronic condition and of an 86-year-old female without a chronic condition.
The death in Greene County was of a female without a chronic condition labeled as 90 plus in age. The death in Oglethorpe County was of an 80-year-old female with a chronic condition. The death in Walton County was of a 71-year-old male without a chronic condition.
Clarke County now has 27 deaths attributed to COVID-19, while Greene County has 15, Oglethorpe County has nine, and Walton County has 44, the most of any of the 10 counties in the Northeast Health District.
Clarke is the largest county in the district based on population, followed by Walton County. Oglethorpe County is the smallest in terms of population, with Greene County just slightly larger.
The Department of Community Health, in its Long-Term Care Facility Report for Tuesday, listed two new COVID-19 deaths at long-term care facilities in the Northeast Health District, seven new COVID-19 cases among residents of those 33 facilities, and five new cases among the staff.
Clarke County facilities accounted for two of the new resident cases and three of the newly reported staff cases.
The deaths were at a nursing home in Greene County and a personal care home in Walton County.
Deaths reported by the Department of Community Health do not always appear in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report for unspecified reasons.
The Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, as of 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday, reported 123 COVID-19 patients at area hospitals, down from 129 on Monday, and 67 ICU Beds (Critical Care Beds) in use out of a listed capacity of 70, up from 65 on Monday.
The two organizations listed 29 Adult Ventilators in use on Tuesday, down from 32 on Monday.
Across the state, the Department of Public Health reported 107 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased to 68.9 from 63.4 on Monday.
Sixty-four of those 107 deaths were within the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by day of occurrence also increased on Tuesday from Monday.
The Department of Public Health reported eliminating one previously recorded COVID-19 death without offering an explanation.
The Daily Status Report listed 2,236 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 2,536.6 on Monday to 2,445 on Tuesday.
The number of molecular tests of patients suspected of having the virus also dropped on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added molecular test declined. The percentage of those tests with a positive verdict also dropped from 14.7 on Monday to 7.8 on Tuesday.
The Department of Community Health reported COVID-19 present among 630 of the state’s 790 long-term care facilities covered by its report, down from 633 the day before.
Long-term care facilities are not supposed to remove themselves from the list once a positive case has been reported among residents and/or staff, but many do, and the Department of Community Health does not correct for this error.
The Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported 2,260 COVID-19 Patients at hospitals across the state, down from 2,350 on Monday, and 2,481 ICU Beds (Critical Care Beds) in use, up from 2,479 on Monday.
The agencies reported 1,156 Adult Ventilators In Use on Tuesday, up from 1,118 on Monday.
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 Tuesday.
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.
Click on any of the charts to enlarge it.