The Northeast Health District added 108 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday in the Department of Health Daily Status Report, pushing up the seven-day rolling average of added cases for the seventh day in a row.
The District added three deaths attributed to COVID-19, including one in Oconee County, which had added two deaths from the disease on Friday.
The Oconee County death was of an 83-year-old female without a chronic condition. The death on Saturday brings to 30 the number of deaths in the County attributed to the disease.
The other deaths were of a 77-year-old male in Oglethorpe county without a chronic condition and of an 80-year-old male in Walton County without a known chronic condition.
The total number of deaths attributed to the corona virus is 12 in Oglethorpe County and 68 in Walton County, which has the highest number of deaths from the disease in the 10-county District.
The total number of deaths in the District now stands at 298. With the addition of the three deaths on Saturday, the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped from 1.9 on Friday to 1.7. The District had added four deaths on Saturday of last week.
Cases, Hospital Data
Every county in the Northeast Health District added at least three COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with Oconee County adding that number and Clarke County adding 22.
The addition of the 108 cases pushed the seven-day rolling average of added cases to 104.4 on Saturday from 99.4 on Friday. The seven-day rolling average dropped just slightly for Oconee County on Saturday and increased just slightly for Clarke County.
Oconee County, with the deaths in the last two days, continues to have an exceptionally high death rate per population–one of the highest in the District–and an exceptionally low number of cases per population–in fact, the lowest in the District.
Clarke County, in contrast, has one of the lowest death rates per population but the highest case rate per population.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Saturday that the number of COVID-19 patients at area hospitals (50) decreased by four from the day before, that the number of ICU beds in use (60) was the same as the day before, and that the number of adult ventilators in use (24) decreased by six from the day before.
Across the state on Saturday, the Department of Public Health listed 43 new deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths decreased to 29.3 from 30.4 on Friday. The state had added 51 deaths in the Daily Status Report a week ago.
The Department of Public Health eliminated one death from its archives that had been previously listed as a death from COVID-19.
Twenty-eight of the added deaths were in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average based on date of occurrence of the death rather than date of reporting of the death increased on Saturday.
The 1,861 new COVID-19 confirmed cases listed in the Daily Status Report on Saturday pushed the seven-day rolling average of added cases to 1,492.1 from 1,448.3 on Friday.
The state added only 18,487 new molecular tests, bringing down the seven-day rolling average of added tests per day to 20,777.4 from 21.907.6.
Of the added tests on Saturday, 6.8 percent were positive, and the seven-day rolling average of that statistic increased to 6.9 on Saturday from 6.8 on Friday.
Across the state, the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Saturday that the number of COVID-19 patients (1,329) decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,339) decreased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (866) decreased from the day before.
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 shows data for Oconee and Clarke counties and, in the insert, data for the entire 10-county Northeast Health District.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
Click on any of the charts to enlarge it.