The Northeast Health District added 113 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped for the 10th day in a row.
Eight of the 10 counties in the District added cases, with Morgan and Greene counties the exception.
Oconee County added five cases and Clarke County added 36 cases, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases in each county dropped–to 4.6 in Oconee County and 28.6 in Clarke County. Those averages had been 5.6 and 31.4 respectively on Wednesday.
Across the District, the seven-day rolling average dropped from 94.3 on Wednesday to 91.4 on Thursday.
The District added no new deaths attributed to COVID-19 with the release of the Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped from 2.1 on Wednesday to 1.9 on Thursday.
The Department of Community Health’s Long-Term Care Facility Report for Thursday contained no new cases of COVID-19 among residents or staff of the area’s long-term care facilities, and no new deaths attributed to the corona virus.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Thursday that area hospitals had 62 COVID-19 patients, down from 66 on Tuesday, 63 ICU beds in use out of a capacity of 70, up from 61 on Wednesday, and 27 adult ventilators in use, down from 31 on Wednesday.
The Department of Public Health’s data on tests in Oconee and Clarke counties once again appear to be in error.
The report lists only one test in Oconee County and only 15 in Clarke County and shows the percentage of those tests that were positive as zero. Data for earlier days are radically different from the data in the report on Wednesday, suggesting the file was corrupted, as it was on Tuesday.
Across the state, the Department of Public Health reported 1,452 new COVID-19 cases, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 1,508.7 from 1,572.9 on Wednesday. Cases have declined the lasts three days.
The Daily Status Report listed 21,601 new molecular tests, and the seven-day rolling average of added tests dropped from 21,299.1 on Wednesday to 20,703.6 on Thursday.
Of the added molecular tests, 8.5 percent were positive, and the seven-day rolling average of that statistic dropped from 9.4 on Wednesday to 9.3 on Thursday.
The Daily Status Report listed 52 new deaths from the disease, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped slightly from 51.0 on Wednesday to 50.4 on Thursday.
Of those added deaths, 29 were in the last 14 days. The Department of Public Health reported that it removed three deaths previously listed as caused by COVID-19 from its files.
The Department of Community Health reported that COVID-19 infections were at 646 of the state’s long-term care facilities in its Thursday report, up from 643 on Wednesday.
Across the state, the Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported 1,371 COVID-19 patients on Thursday, up by one case from Wednesday, 2,308 ICU beds in use, up from 2,254 on Wednesday, and 936 adult ventilators in use, up from 925 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 and for Region E of the GEMA in the insert. Region E includes the 10 counties of the Northeast Health District plus Franklin and Hart counties.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
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