The Northeast Health District added only 53 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, traditionally a slow day of reporting, but the number of added cases was lower than a week ago, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped for the sixth day in a row.
Oconee County added two cases with the release of the Daily Status Report, and Clarke County added 19. Even with the small number of cases, all of the remaining eight counties in the 10-county district except Greene and Elbert added cases.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 133.3 on Saturday to 124.9 on Sunday.
The number of molecular tests with a known verdict dropped in both Oconee and Clarke counties on Sunday. In Oconee County, 7.3 percent of the tests were positive, while in Clarke 6.1 percent of the tests were positive.
The seven-day rolling average of the percentage of cases that were positive was 7.8 in Oconee County on Sunday and 8.7 in Clarke County. Those averages had been 8.4 percent in Oconee County and 9.2 percent in Clarke County on Saturday.
The Northeast Health District did not add any COVID-19 deaths in the Sunday Department of Public Health release of the Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 2.3 on Sunday from 2.7 on Saturday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) on Sunday reported that area hospitals had 54 COVID-19 patients, down from 55 on Saturday, 57 ICU beds in use out of a capacity of 70, down from 64 on Saturday, and 28 adult ventilators in use, the same as on Saturday.
The Department of Public Health reported 1,145 new COVID-19 cases across the whole state of Georgia on Sunday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 1,775.7 on Saturday to 1,731.4 on Sunday.
The state reported adding 15,433 new molecular tests on Sunday, and the seven-day rolling average of added tests dropped from 21,590.3 on Saturday to 21,231.4 on Sunday.
Of the added tests, 9.2 percent were positive, and the seven-day rolling average for that statistic also was 9.2 percent on Sunday, up from 9.0 percent on Saturday.
The state added three deaths attributed to COVID-19 with the release of Sunday’s Daily Status Report, all of them in the last 14 days.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths from the virus dropped sharply on Sunday to 39.7 from 46.0 on Saturday.
The Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Sunday reported that hospitals across Georgia had 1,420 COVID-19 patients, up from 1,417 on Saturday, 2,236 ICU beds in use, down from 2,307 on Saturday, and 908 adult ventilators in use, down from 936 on Saturday.
The Department of Community Health does not issue a Long-Term Care Facility Report on Saturday or Sunday
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.
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