The Northeast Health District added 325 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report, resulting in a drop in the seven-day rolling average of added cases for the fourth day in a row.
The Sunday Daily Status Report did not include any new deaths from the coronavirus, as had been the case on Sunday a week ago, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths remained unchanged at 6.4 deaths per day.
With the addition of the 325 new cases, the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 513.1 from 539.1 on Saturday. Reporting is light on Sundays and Mondays, but 507 cases had been reported last Sunday.
Oconee County reported 22 cases on Sunday, and Clarke County reported 57. The seven-day rolling average for Oconee County dropped to 36.6 from 39.4, and for Clarke County from to 98.4 from 103.6. Oconee County had 42 cases last Sunday, and Clarke County had 93.
Oconee County Schools have reported at least two new cases of COVID-19 since late Saturday.
At 10:38 p.m. on Saturday, Jennifer Whitaker, principal at High Shoals Elementary School, sent parents a notice that “an individual in our school” tested positive for COVID-19.
At 4:06 p.m. on Sunday, Kevin Yancey, principal at Oconee County High School, notified parents that “an individual in our school” tested positive for COVID-19.
Oconee County Schools reports to the public on COVID-19 cases in the schools only once each week–on Fridays–and does not identify the schools or the status of the “individual” who tested positive.
Since the last report on Friday, when a record number of Active Cases (40) was reported, parents have forwarded to me emails indicating an additional six cases have been announced.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Sunday that the number of COVID-19 patients at area hospitals (282) decreased by five from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (80) decreased by two from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (47) increased by five from the day before.
The Daily Status Report listed 6,576 new cases of COVID-19 across the state on Sunday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 8,689.1 from 8,951.3 on Saturday.
The Daily Status Report listed three new deaths–up from two a week ago–and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased to 108.1 from 108.0 on Saturday.
Two of those three deaths were in the last 14 days–on Jan. 11 and Jan. 16–and one was on Nov. 11!
The Daily Status Report listed two “probable deaths” from the disease.
Across the state, the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Sunday that the number of COVID-19 patients (5,518) decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,749) decreased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (1,583) increased from the day before.
The number of COVID-19 patients has fallen each of the last four days.
The Department of Public Health reported adding 8,985 new COVID-19 vaccinations on Sunday, and the total number of persons vaccinated in the state is now 402,955.
The Department of Community Health did not release a Long-Term Care Facility Report on Sunday.
The charts below show the seven-day rolling average of the addition of COVID-19 molecular and antigen cases for the Northeast Health District and for the state of Georgia since Nov. 3, when the state first began reporting antigen test results.
The data come from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report and have been updated for the 2:50 p.m. Report on Sunday.