The Northeast Health District added 88 confirmed COVID-19 cases with the Saturday release of the Department of Public Health’s Daily Status Report, producing a seven-day rolling average of added cases that has been relatively unchanged for the last week.
Every county in the 10-county Northeast Health District added at least one case, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases was 79.1 on Saturday. That figure had been 79.0 on Friday.
Oconee County added five cases and Clarke County added 39. In both counties, the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased slightly on Saturday to 4.4 cases per day in Oconee County and 23.4 cases per day in Clarke County.
Cases in the 10-county Northeast Health District had been in a sharp and consistent decline until they began to plateau a week ago. Oconee and Clarke counties show that same pattern.
The Daily Status Report included one new death in the Northeast Health District attributed to COVID-19, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped from 1.7 on Friday to 1.3 on Saturday. The District had added four deaths last Saturday.
The death added on Saturday was of a female in Jackson County with a chronic condition listed as 90 or more years of age.
The number of added deaths from the virus in the District, which had been dropping, also seems to have plateaued in the last week.
The Department of Public Health reported 151 molecular tests in Oconee County on Saturday with a positivity rate of 3.3 percent, and the seven-day rolling average of the positivity rate statistic is 7.1, up from 6.9 on Friday.
In Clarke County, the Department of Public Health reported 616 molecular tests with a positivity rate of 5.2 percent. The seven-day rolling average of that statistic is 4.3 percent, the same as on Friday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Saturday that area hospitals had 65 COVID-19 patients, up from 60 on Friday, 66 ICU beds in use out of a capacity of 70, the same as on Friday, and 26 adult ventilators in use, down from 33 on Friday.
Across the state, the Daily Status Report on Saturday added 1,484 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases was 1,214.6 on Saturday, up from 1,199.9 on Friday.
Cases in the state also seem to have reached a plateau after a steep drop ending about a week ago.
The Department of Public Health reported the addition of 31,368 new molecular tests on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average of added tests increased to 18,432.3 on Saturday from 17,502.7 on Friday.
The positivity rate for the added tests was 5.1 percent, and the seven-day rolling average of that statistic was 7.2 percent on Saturday, the same as on Friday.
The Daily Status Report listed 29 new deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, with 18 of them in the last 14 days. The Department of Public Health removed one case from the file and reassigned dates of the death for others.
A new death was recorded for April 10 in the listing on Saturday.
Across the state, the Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported 1,257 COVID-19 patients on Saturday, down from 1,270 on Friday, 2,331 ICU beds in use, up from 2,309 on Friday, and 880 adult ventilators in use, down from 900 on Friday.
The Department of Community Health does not issue a Long-Term Care Facility Report on Saturdays or Sundays.
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.
Charts 3 and 4 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
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