The Department of Public Health reported one new COVID-19 death in the 10-county Northeast Health District on Tuesday and 110 new confirmed cases of the disease.
The new death was of a 65-year-old male in Morgan County without a chronic condition. It is only the third death from COVID-19 in the county since the pandemic began.
Morgan County has the lowest ratio of deaths per population of the District, just below Elbert County, which also has three deaths from the virus.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths in the District fell to 1.3 on Tuesday from 1.4 on Monday. On Tuesday a week ago the District added two deaths.
With the addition of the 110 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the seven-day rolling average of added cases in the District increased to 81.9 on Tuesday from 76.7 on Monday.
Every county in the District added at least one case except Oglethorpe. Oconee County added five cases and Clarke County added 29.
The Department of Public Health data file once again listed no molecular tests conducted in either Oconee or Clarke counties on Tuesday. The file seems to be in error.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Tuesday that area hospitals had 62 COVID-19 patients, the same as on Sunday and Monday, 56 ICU beds in use out of a capacity of 70, the same as on Monday, and 29 adult ventilators in use, down one from Monday.
The Department of Community Health’s Long-Term Care Facility Report for Tuesday listed no new COVID-19 cases or deaths at the Northeast Health District's 35 long-term care facilities covered by the report.
Across the state on Tuesday, the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report listed 34 new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 45.9 from 51.4 on Monday.
Twenty of those deaths were in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of deaths dated by day of occurrence increased. One of the deaths added on Tuesday occurred as far back as July 3.
The Department of Public Health reported that it eliminated one death from its file that it had previously attributed to COVID-19.
The state added 1,081 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 1,211.9 on Tuesday from 1,202.7 on Monday.
The Department of Public Health reported 12,335 new molecular tests for the disease on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added tests dropped to 18,200.9 from 18,233.6 on Monday.
Of the newly added molecular tests, 5.9 percent were positive, the same as on Monday, and the seven-day rolling average of that statistic was 6.1, down from 6.3 on Monday.
Across the state, the Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported 1,348 COVID-19 patients on Tuesday, up from 1,319 on Monday, 2,377 ICU beds in use, up from 2,274 on Monday, and 913 adult ventilators in use, up from 891 on Monday.
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 beds, the same number as on Monday.
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 Tuesday.
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 as a whole.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
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