The Northeast Health District added 169 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and a single death from the disease, resulting in a decline in the seven-day rolling averages of added cases and deaths for the second day in a row.
The death listed in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report was of a female from Walton County without a known chronic condition. Her age was listed as 90 plus.
The Daily Status Report on Friday had listed a death in Walton County of an 80-year-male without a known chronic condition.
The Department of Community Health, in its Long-Term Care Facility Report on Friday, also listed a death at Social Circle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Walton County, and either of the individuals listed in the Friday and Saturday Daily Status Report could be the nursing home death.
The seven-day rolling average of deaths listed in the Daily Status Report dropped from 2.0 on Thursday to 1.7 on Friday and to 1.6 on Saturday.
The 169 cases were spread across the 10-county Northeast Health District, with each county adding at last two cases, but Clarke County’s 116 cases were dominant. Oconee County added six cases.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases in the District dropped from 200.9 on Thursday to 199.3 on Friday to 168.4 on Saturday.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases in Oconee County has dropped each of the last four days to 6.7 on Saturday, while it dropped to 106.1 on Saturday in Clarke County but had risen to 129.1 on Friday from 126.1 on Thursday.
The seven-day rolling average of percentage of molecular tests for the virus in Oconee County that were positive dropped from 7.6 on Friday to 5.9 on Saturday, while the drop in Clarke County was from 13.5 on Friday to 10.7 on Saturday.
The Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Saturday reported that area hospitals had 69 COVID-19 patients, down sharply from 91 on Friday, 67 ICU Beds In Use out of a capacity of 70, up from 65 on Friday, and 32 ventilators in use, down from 35 on Friday.
The Daily Status Report listed 40 deaths in Georgia attributed to COVID-19 on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average dropped from 46.1 on Friday to 45.0 on Saturday.
An examination of the actual listed deaths in the database behind the charts in the Saturday Daily Status Report indicates that the actual number of deaths was 41.
The Department of Public Health eliminated 14 deaths previously recorded from that database, one as far back as June 3, and the error likely was made in reconciling all of those changed records.
Twenty four of the added deaths were in the last 14 days, but one was for May 14.
The State added 2,143 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped from 1,718.6 on Friday to 1,698.3 on Saturday.
The seven-day rolling average of added molecular tests also dropped on Saturday–to 17,649.9 from 18,027.7
A month ago, on Aug. 11, the seven day rolling average of added molecular tests was 33,010.4.
The seven-day rolling average of percentage of molecular tests that were positive dropped to 7.6 on Saturday from 7.9 on Friday.
Across the state, the Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Saturday reported that hospitals had 1,545 COVID-19 patients, down from 1,554 on Friday, 2,343 ICU Beds In Use, up from 2,327 on Friday, and 986 ventilators in use, down from 999 on Friday.
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 Saturday.
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.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
Click on any of the charts to enlarge it.