Clarke County recorded another death attributed to COVID-19 in the Thursday Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health, as did Jackson County, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease in the Northeast Health District to 232, up from 220 a week ago.
The District had added two deaths on Thursday of last week, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths remained unchanged from Wednesday at 1.7.
The Clarke County death was of a 79-year-old male with a chronic condition and brings to 38 the number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19.
The Jackson County death was of a 75-year-old male with a chronic condition. Jackson County now has 30 deaths attributed to the virus.
Clarke County has only 29.3 deaths per 100,000 population, compared with Oconee County’s 57.5 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 population. Greene County leads the District with 112.2 deaths per 100,000 population.
The District added 133 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Daily Status Report on Thursday, with every county in the District adding at least one case. Oconee County added 12 cases and Clarke County added 56.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 154.1 on Wednesday to 150.1 on Thursday.
The Department of Public Health reported that 8.2 percent of the molecular tests added in Oconee County for which it had verdicts were positive on Thursday, and the seven-day rolling average of positivity rates was 8.4, up from 8.2 on Wednesday.
In Clarke County, 8.0 percent of the added molecular tests for which the Department of Public Health had verdicts were positive, the same as a week ago, and the seven-day rolling average of that statistic remained unchanged at 11.0 percent.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) on Thursday reported that area hospitals had 59 COVID-19 patients, up from 58 on Wednesday, 67 ICU beds in use out of a capacity of 70, up from 64 on Wednesday, and 25 adult ventilators in use, down from 27 on Wednesday.
The Department of Community Health did not add any new COVID-19 deaths or cases in the Northeast Health District with the release of its Thursday Long-Term Care Facility Report.
Across the state on Thursday, the Department of Public Health reported 56 new COVID-19 deaths, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths from the disease dropped from 43.0 on Wednesday to 40.1 on Thursday.
Twenty-three of those added deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day average of added deaths dated by day of occurrence increased.
The Department of Public Health reported eliminating one previously recorded death from its list of deaths attributed to the disease.
The Department of Public Health listed 1,901 new COVID-19 confirmed cases on Thursday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 1,754.6 on Wednesday to 1,750.4 on Thursday.
The state added 25,770 molecular tests on Thursday, and the seven-day rolling average of added tests increased to 19,613.9 from 18,048.9 on Wednesday.
Of the molecular tests added, 9.2 percent were positive, and the seven-day rolling average of that statistic increased to 8.5 on Thursday from 8.2 on Wednesday.
The Department of Community Health listed 636 of the state’s long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases among their residents and/or staff, the same number as on Wednesday.
The Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Thursday reported that hospitals across Georgia had 1,444 COVID-19 patients, down from 1,475 on Wednesday, 2,332 ICU Beds In Use, down from 2,370 on Wednesday, and 980 adult ventilators in use, down from 994 on Wednesday.
All of the 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 Thursday.
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 in the main chart. The table insert provides data for the whole Northeast Health District.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
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