The Northeast Health District added 143 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday based on molecular testing and 38 cases based on rapid antigen tests. It also added three deaths from the disease.
One of the deaths was listed in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report and was of an 89-year-old male in Jackson County with a chronic condition.
The Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility report listed one death at Avery Place personal care home in Winterville in Clarke County. It is the second death at the home, which has 29 residents.
The other death listed by the Department of Community Health was at The Retreat At Loganville. This was the first death reported at the 60-resident personal care home.
The Department of Community Health does not list characteristics of the deceased.
The seven-day rolling average of added confirmed deaths–based only on the Department of Public Health tally–remained unchanged in the Northeast Health District on Tuesday at 1.4 deaths per day.
Cases, Hospital Report
The 143 added confirmed cases based on molecular testing resulted in a seven-day rolling average of added cases in the Northeast Health District on Tuesday of 129.7, down from 131.7 on Monday.
Every county in the 10-county Northeast Health District added a confirmed case based on the molecular test. Oconee County added nine cases and Clarke County added 31. The seven-day rolling average of added cases went up slightly in Oconee County and down slightly in Clarke County.
The District added 38 cases based on the rapid antigen test, and the seven-day rolling average of added antigen-based cases decreased to 46.9 on Tuesday from 49.1 on Monday. Clarke County added seven antigen-based cases, and Oconee County added one.
The Department of Community Health on Tuesday listed 14 new COVID-19 Positive Residents at the area’s 38 long-term care facilities covered by the report.
Two of the positive residents were at The Oaks–Athens Skilled Nursing and seven were at PruittHealth–Athens Heritage, both in Clarke County. Five were at The Retreat at Logansville personal care home in Walton County.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 patients at area hospitals (86) increased by two from the day before, that the number of ICU beds in use (63) decreased by three from the day before, and that the number of adult ventilators in use (30) increased by one from the day before.
The Daily Status Report listed 2,452 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state based on molecular tests on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 2,505.0 from 2,669.4 on Monday.
In addition, the state added 1,384 cases based on antigen tests, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases based on that test increased to 1,090.9 on Tuesday from 1,025.1 on Monday.
The Daily Status Report listed 12 new deaths from COVID-19, and the seven-day rolling average of added confirmed deaths dropped to 25.6 on Tuesday from 27.7 on Monday.
The Department of Public Health eliminated eight deaths it had previously listed as caused by COVID-19, including one on May 24, May 25, May 30 and May 31. It also eliminated or redated four deaths in June.
Eleven of the 12 added new deaths occurred in the last 14 days.
The Department of Public Health also added two probable deaths to its list.
Across the state, the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 patients (1,920) increased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,391) decreased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (808) increased from the day before.
The Department of Community Health on Tuesday, in its Long-Term Care Facility Report, listed 657 facilities across the state with COVID-19 among the residents and/or staff, down from 660 on Monday. The decrease is an error, as facilities are supposed to report each day once they have had a COVID-19 case.
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 Tuesday.
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 for the entire District in the inserted table.
Charts 4 and 5 show data for the entire state of Georgia.
Click on any of the charts to enlarge it.