The Northeast Health District added 28 cases of COVID on Sunday with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report, the fewest cases it has added since June 28, also a Sunday.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 79.7 in the 10-county Northeast Health District, the lowest rolling average since July 5. The seven-day rolling average had been 83.3 on Saturday.
Clarke County added four cases on Sunday, but only four other counties in the District added cases. Oconee County actually lost a case. Across the state, the Department of Public removed 14 COVID-19 cases from its file, including the one in Oconee County.
The Northeast Health District did add one death from COVID-19 with the release of Sunday’s Daily Status Report, of an 88-year-old male without a known chronic condition in Walton County.
The seven-day rolling average of added COVID-19 deaths in the Northeast Health District increased to 1.3 on Sunday from 1.1 on Saturday. The District did not have any deaths listed in last Sunday’s Daily Status Report.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Sunday that area hospitals had 62 COVID-19 patients, down from 70 on Saturday, 58 ICU beds in use out of a capacity of 70, up from 56 on Saturday, and 23 adult ventilators in use, down from 28 on Saturday.
The Department of Public Health data on tests again appear to be incorrect–conflicting with data reported on Saturday.
The report shows no molecular tests in either Oconee or Clarke county for Sunday and removed all but one of the tests in Oconee from Saturday and all but three in Clarke County.
The Department of Public Health reported 826 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 1,283.9 from 1,329.4 on Saturday.
The state added only 13,914 new molecular tests on Sunday, and the seven-day rolling average of added tests dropped to 19,349.6 from 19,566.6 on Saturday.
The percentage of molecular tests that were positive was 6.4 on Sunday, and the seven-day rolling average for that statistic was 7.7 percent, down from 8.1 percent on Saturday.
The Daily Status Report listed 32 new COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, and the seven-day rolling average increased to 49.7 from 46.1 on Saturday.
Seventeen of the added deaths occurred in the last 14 days, but the state also put the date of of one of the new deaths as April 22 and another as July 5. The state also removed two deaths previously listed from the file. These deaths occurred on May 18 and June 11.
Across the state, the Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported 1,287 COVID-19 patients on Sunday, down from 1,303 on Saturday, 2,253 ICU beds in use, down from 2,263 on Saturday, and 896 adult ventilators in use, up from 879 on Saturday.
The Department of Community Health does not issue its Long-Term Care Facility Report on Saturdays or Sundays.
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 Sunday.
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.
Charts 3 and 4 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
Click on any of the charts to enlarge it.