The Northeast Health District added two COVID-19 deaths in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Monday and two additional deaths in the Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report.
The Department of Public Health Daily Status Report listed the death of an 85-year-old male with a chronic condition in Greene County and of a female without a chronic condition aged 90 plus in Walton County.
The Department of Community Health reported two new deaths from COVID-19 at Pruitthealth Spring Valley nursing home in Elbert County, the fifth and sixth death at that facility.
The Department of Public Health distributes the Department of Community Health report, but it does not include the long-term care facility deaths in the Daily Status Report.
The seven-day rolling average of deaths in the Northeast Health District based on the Daily Status Report–the official state count–increased to 1.4 on Monday from 1.3 on Sunday.
The Daily Status Report listed 43 new COVID-19 cases in the 10-county Northeast Health District, and the seven-day rolling average dropped from 79.7 on Sunday to 76.7 on Monday.
Three of the less populated counties in the District–Morgan, Oglethorpe and Elbert–did not add cases on Monday. Oconee County added six and Clarke County added 11.
Community Health Cases
The Department of Community Health, in its Monday Long-Term Care Facility Report, listed six new infections of residents in long-term care facilities in the Northeast Health District and two cases of staff with the virus.
The new resident cases were at Arbor Terrace of Athens (two cases) in Clarke County, University Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (three cases) in Clarke County, and Magnolia Estates of Oconee on Virgil Langford Road in Oconee County.
The Oconee County case was the first reported at that personal care home.
The new staff cases were at Mulberry Grove personal care home in Barrow County and Pruitthealth Grandview in Clarke County.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Monday that area hospitals had 62 COVID-19 patients, the same as on Sunday, 56 ICU beds in use out of a capacity of 70, down from 58 on Sunday, and 30 adult ventilators in use, up from 23 on Sunday.
The Department of Public Health data on tests again appear to be incorrect. No new tests were recorded in Oconee or Clarke counties on Monday, and data listed for earlier dates do not match with earlier reported figures.
The Oconee County economy showed continued signs of improvement as the number of COVID-19 cases has declined.
The Georgia Department of Labor’s preliminary estimate of the unemployment rate in the county in August dropped to 2.8 percent from 4.1 percent in July. The 2.8 percent figure matches the unemployment rate for the county of August of 2019.
In Clarke County, the preliminary estimate of the August unemployment rate is 5.6 percent, down from 7.9 percent in July. A year ago the August unemployment rate was 3.9 percent.
The Daily Status Report on Monday listed 15 new deaths attributed to COVID-19, with seven of them in the last 14 days. One of the nearly added deaths was listed as occurring on Aug. 6.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 51.4 on Monday from 49.7 on Sunday.
The state added 619 new COVID-19 cases in Monday’s Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 1,202.7 from 1,283.9 on Sunday.
The state added 12,229 new molecular tests for which the Department of Public Health had data on verdicts, and 5.9 percent of the new tests were positive. The seven-day rolling average of that statistic dropped from 7.7 on Sunday to 6.3 on Monday.
Across the state, the Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported 1,319 COVID-19 patients on Monday, up from 1,287 on Sunday, 2,274 ICU beds in use, up from 2,253 on Sunday, and 891 adult ventilators in use, down from 896 on Sunday.
The Department of Community Health reported COVID-19 cases among residents and/or staff of 647 of the state’s 790 long-term care facilities with 25 or more residents, the same number as on Friday, when the Department of Community Health last released its report.
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 only in the main chart. The table includes data for the Northeast Health District from the Georgia Department of Labor.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
Click on any of the charts to enlarge it.