The Northeast Health District added 102 new COVID-19 confirmed cases based on molecular tests and another 31 based on antigen tests, according to the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Thursday.
The Daily Status Report also listed two confirmed deaths from the disease and one probable death. That probable death was in Clarke County.
Based on the molecular tests, the seven-day rolling average of added cases in the District dropped to 88.4 from 89.6 on Wednesday.
Only Greene County in the 10-county Northeast Health District did not add any new cases based on the molecular tests on Thursday. Oconee County added 10 cases and Clarke County added 34. The seven-day rolling average for Oconee County increased on Thursday and declined for Clarke County.
The Department of Public Health only began reporting cases based on the antigen tests on Tuesday.
Clarke County added 10 of the 31 new antigen positive cases. Oconee County did not add any.
The two confirmed deaths were of a 75-year-old male in Elbert County with a chronic condition and of a 79-year-old female in Jackson County without a known chronic condition.
The Department of Public Health did not release any data on the probable death.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Thursday that the number of COVID-19 patients at area hospitals (70) increased by seven from the day before, that the number of ICU beds in use (59) increased by one from the day before, and that the number of adult ventilators in use (25) increased by one from the day before.
The Department of Community Health did not issue its usual Long-Term Care Facility Report on Thursday. The Department of Public Health distributes the Community Health Report and offered no explanation for the missing document.
Across the state, the Daily Status Report listed 1,993 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 1,721.6 on Thursday from 1,703.4 on Wednesday.
The state also added 501 additional cases as a result of antigen tests.
The state added 58 new confirmed deaths, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths by date of report increased to 30.4, up from 28.9 on Wednesday.
Thirty-two of the added 58 deaths were in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths by date of occurrence increased on Thursday, as it had on Wednesday and Tuesday.
The Department of Public Health eliminated seven deaths from its list of deaths previously attributed to the disease, including one as far back as May 19.
The state added two probable deaths, including the one in Clarke County.
Across the state, the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Thursday that the number of COVID-19 patients (1,434) decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,403) increased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (875) increased from the day before.
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 Thursday.
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 in the main chart and data from Region E of GEMA in the insert. Region E is made up of the 10 counties in the Northeast Health District plus Franklin and Hart counties.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
Click on any of the charts to enlarge it.