The Northeast Health District added five deaths from COVID-19 spread across four of the District’s 10 counties on Saturday, and rolling averages of both deaths and new confirmed cases of the disease increased.
Two of the added deaths were in Elbert County, of a 72-year-old female with a chronic condition and of an 90 plus-year-old female with a chronic condition. These are the seventh and eighth deaths in the county listed in the Daily Status Report.
Jackson County had a new death listed, of a 76-year-old male with a chronic condition, bringing to 36 the number of COVID-19 deaths in that county.
Morgan County recorded only its fourth death from the disease, of a 79-year-old male without a chronic condition.
The fifth death listed in the Northeast Health District on Saturday was of a 75-year-old male in Walton County without a chronic condition. Walton now has 63 deaths from COVID-19, the largest number of any of the 10 counties in the District.
The Daily Status Report also removed from its list of COVID-19 deaths a death previously listed on Sept. 6 of a 75-year-old female in Greene County without a chronic condition. The number of deaths from the disease in Greene County now stands at 24.
With the net addition of four COVID-19 deaths, the seven-day rolling average of added deaths in the Northeast Health District on Saturday was 2.1, up from 1.7 on Friday.
The District added 108 new cases, with each of the 10 counties adding at least a case, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 80.7 on Saturday from 77.9 on Friday.
Oconee County added only three cases, but Clarke County added 47, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases in Clarke County increased while the average dropped slightly in Oconee County.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) on Saturday reported that area hospitals had 45 COVID-19 patients, down from 52 on Friday, 60 ICU beds in use out of a capacity of 70, down from 60 on Friday, and 30 adult ventilators in use, the same as on Friday.
The Department of Public Health, for the third day in a row, did not report test positivity rate data for Oconee and Clarke counties.
Across the state, the Department of Public Health reported 46 new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased to 38.1 from 35.7 on Friday.
Of those 46 deaths, 29 of them occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by time of occurrence also increased.
The Department of Public Health reported eliminating one death it has previously reported as a COVID-19 death. The comparison of the reports on Friday and Saturday indicate the eliminated death was in Greene County.
The Daily Status Report added 1,279 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 1,212.9 on Saturday from 1,242.1 on Friday.
The state added only 19,930 new molecular tests for the corona virus on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average of added tests dropped to 18,739.7 from 20,373.7 the day before.
Of the added tests for which verdicts were known, 5.3 percent were positive, and the seven-day average of that statistic was 5.5 percent, the same as the day before.
Across the state, the Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported 1,220 COVID-19 patients on Saturday, down from 1,247 on Friday, 2,312 ICU beds in use, down from 2,333 on Friday, and 883 adult ventilators in use, down from 894 on Friday.
The Department of Community Health does not issue a Long-Term Care Facility Report on the 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 in the main chart. The data in the insert are for the 10 counties in the Northeast Health District.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
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