The Northeast Health District added 112 COVID-19 cases on Sunday and three COVID-19 deaths, two of them in Oconee County. The seven-day rolling averages of cases and deaths increased slightly from Saturday.
The two Oconee County deaths were of a 65-year-old female without a chronic condition and of an 89-year-old male, also without a chronic condition.
The deaths bring to 24 the number attributed to COVID-19 in the county and to four the number added since the first of the month. The average age of the four most recent deaths is 67.5, and only one of those had a chronic condition. Three of the four were women, and all were White.
The third death was in Jackson County and was of a 78-year-old female without a chronic condition. Jackson County now has 28 deaths from the virus.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased from 1.6 deaths on Saturday to 1.9 on Sunday.
With the addition of the 112 new COVID-19 confirmed cases in the Northeast Health District, the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased slightly from 168.4 on Saturday to 169.0 on Sunday.
Oconee County added eight cases, and Clarke County added 73. All of the counties in the district except Greene and Oglethorpe added cases.
The Department of Public Health reported that 11.5 percent of the molecular tests added in Oconee County on Sunday were positive, and the seven-day rolling average of the percentage of positive tests dropped to 5.7 on Sunday from 5.9 on Saturday. Last Sunday, 12.7 percent of the tests were positive.
The Department of Public Health reported that 9.5 percent of the molecular tests added in Clarke County on Sunday were positive, and the seven-day rolling average of the percentage of positive tests dropped from 10.7 on Saturday to 9.1 on Sunday.
The Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Sunday reported that area hospitals had 72 COVID-19 patients, up from 69 on Saturday, 67 ICU Beds In Use out of a capacity of 70, the same as on Saturday, and 27 ventilators in use, down from 32 on Saturday.
Across the state, the Department of Public Health added 47 deaths attributed to COVID-19 with the release of the Sunday Daily Status Report.
Of those, only 13 occurred in the last 14 days, and the Department of Public Health reported eliminating one case previously recorded from its records.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped from 45.0 on Saturday to 43.1 on Sunday.
The state added 1,455 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, according to the Department of Public Health, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 1,698.3 on Saturday to 1,668.4 on Sunday.
The state added 17,945 new molecular tests, and the seven-day rolling average of added tests dropped from 17,649.9 on Saturday to 17,519.1 on Sunday.
Of the added molecular tests on Sunday, 7.6 percent were positive, and the seven-day rolling average of the percentage of added tests that were positive dropped from 7.6 on Saturday to 7.5 on Sunday.
Across the state, the Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Sunday reported that hospitals had 1,553 COVID-19 patients, up from 1,545 on Saturday, 2,315 ICU Beds In Use, down from 2,343 on Saturday, and 957 ventilators in use, down sharply from 986 on Saturday.
The Department of Community Health does not produce a Long-Term Care Facility Report on weekends.
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.
Chart 3 presents data for Oconee and Clarke counties only. The insert is for Oconee County only
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
Click on any of the charts to enlarge it.
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