***District Has Nearly 10 Percent Of Cases, Five Percent Of Population***
The Northeast Health District added only 59 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Monday, but it contributed just less than 10 percent of the cases added in the entire state.
Mondays usually are light reporting days to the Daily Status Report, and the state added only 612 cases on Monday, Labor Day. This was the first time the state had added fewer than 1,000 COVID-19 cases since June 22.
The 10-county Northeast Health District, with a population of just more than a half million, is five percent of the state’s population, but its 69 cases made up just less than 10 percent of the new cases reported on Monday.
Since Aug. 24, the District has consistently had more cases that its population alone would warrant. The University of Georgia resumed classes on Aug. 20.
Every county in the District except Morgan and Oglethorpe added at least one case on Monday, with Oconee County adding a single case and Clarke County adding 38. The seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 227.3 on Sunday to 218.1 on Monday.
The District did not add any COVID-19 deaths on Monday, which also had been the case on Monday of last week, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths remained unchanged at 3.1, which is the highest level the District has recorded.
The seven-day rolling average of the percentage of molecular tests that were positive in Oconee County was 10.2 on Monday, the same as it had been on Sunday.
In Clarke County, the seven-day rolling average of molecular tests that were positive dropped from 19.2 on Sunday to 17.7 on Monday.
The Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Monday reported that area hospitals had 89 COVID-19 patients, up from 83 on Sunday, 68 ICU Beds In Use out of a capacity of 70, up from 64 on Sunday, and 33 ventilators in use, down from 34 on Sunday.
The 612 newly reported COVID-19 cases across the state resulted in a decrease in the seven-day rolling average of added cases from 2,092.1 on Sunday to 1,962.0 on Monday, the first time that figure has been beneath 2,000 since July 1.
The Department of Public Health reported only 9,273 new molecular tests on Monday, the lowest level since June 20, and the percent of those tests that were positive was 6.5, the lowest level since June 15.
The state added only seven COVID-19 deaths on Monday, five of them in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped from 64.1 on Sunday to 61.1 on Monday.
The Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Monday reported that hospitals across the state had 1,659 COVID-19 patients, down from 1,669 on Sunday, 2,341 ICU Beds In Use, down from 2,348 on Sunday, and 1,004 ventilators in use, down from 1,007 on Sunday.
The Department of Community Health did not release a Long-Term Care Facility Report on Monday.
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 Monday.
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 in the main chart and for the Northeast Health District in the insert.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
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