The 10-county Northeast Health District added 161 COVID-19 cases and two deaths attributed to the disease with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Thursday.
Every county in the District added cases on Thursday, with Oconee County adding five and Clarke County adding 96. The District contributed 8.3 percent of the cases in the state, down from 9.9 percent on Wednesday. The District is 5.0 percent of the state’s population.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases was 200.9 on Thursday, compared with 219.4 on Wednesday.
The percentage of molecular tests that were positive dropped in Oconee County and in Clarke County on Thursday, and the seven day rolling average of positive molecular tests was 8.2 percent in Oconee County and 14.1 percent in Clarke County.
The two deaths were of a 71-year-old male in Clarke County with a chronic condition and of a 74-year-old female in Elbert County with a chronic condition. Clarke County now has 36 deaths listed in the Daily Status Report as due to COVID-19, and Elbert County has two.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths in the Northeast Health District was unchanged at 2.0 deaths per day.
The Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Thursday reported that area hospitals had 93 COVID-19 patients, up from 78 on Wednesday, 68 ICU Beds In Use out of a capacity of 70, up from 63 on Wednesday, and 28 ventilators in use, down from 29 on Wednesday.
The numbers of COVID-19 patients and ICU Beds In Use had been declining but have turned up at least slightly in the last week.
The Department of Community Health in its Long-Term Care Facility Report on Thursday listed 14 new COVID-19 Positive Residents at the Northeast Health District’s 35 long-term care facilities with COVID cases, all at PruittHealth–Spring Valley nursing home in Elbert County.
The Department of Community Health listed seven new COVID-19 Positive Staff at Northeast Health District long-term care facilities, six of them at PruittHealth–Spring Valley and another at Nancy Hart Nursing Center, also in Elbert County.
Across the state, the Department of Public Health added 1,930 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 1,871.7 on Wednesday to 1,757.0 on Thursday.
The seven-day average of added tests that were positive was 7.9 percent, down from 8.0 on Wednesday.
The state added 76 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the Daily Status Report, with 51 of those in the last 14 days.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths was basically unchanged at 48.9, compared with 48.7 on Wednesday. The seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by time of occurrence increased for the second day in a row.
Across the state, the Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Thursday reported that hospitals had 1,540 COVID-19 patients, up from 1,485 on Wednesday, 2,325 ICU Beds In Use, up from 2,293 on Wednesday, and 1,016 ventilators in use, up from 978 on Wednesday.
The Department of Community Health listed 640 long-term care facilities across the state with COVID-19 among their residents and/or staff, down from 642 on Wednesday.
Facilities are not supposed to remove themselves from this report once they have been listed, but many do, and the Department of Community Health does not correct for the error.
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 in the main chart and for the 12-county Region E of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency in the insert. Region E includes the 10 counties in the Northeast Health District and Hart and Franklin counties.
The data in the insert in Chart 3 are from the Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
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