The Department of Public Health added 15 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District with release of Saturday’s Daily Status Report.
The deaths were spread across six of the 10 counties in the District, with Clarke County adding two. Clarke County has added five deaths in the last three days.
The 15 deaths were not a record. That record was 19 and was set on Saturday of last week.
The seven-day rolling average of added confirmed deaths actually declined on Saturday to 8.6 from 9.1 on Friday. The tally for the Northeast Health District is now 654 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases also declined on Saturday.
The Clarke County Deaths were of an 85-year-old female and an 89-year-old male, neither of whom had a chronic condition.
Barrow County also reported two confirmed COVID-19 deaths, of a 74-year-old female with a chronic condition and a 90-plus-year-old male without a known chronic condition.
Elbert County listed the death of a 78-year-old female without a chronic condition, and Greene County listed the death of an 83-year-old female, also without a chronic condition.
Jackson County had three confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Saturday’s Daily Status Report: a 73-year-old male, a 78-year-old male, and a 90-plus-year-old male, none of whom had a chronic condition.
Walton County listed six deaths: a 64-year-old female, a 75-year-old male, a 78-year-old female, a 79-year-old male, and two 90-plus-year-old females. None of the six had a chronic condition.
Clarke County now has 97 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, while Barrow County has 103, Elbert County has 38, Greene County has 37, Jackson County has 105, and Walton County has the most deaths in the District with 167.
Walton County also had a “probable death” from COVID-19 listed in the Daily Status Report, bringing to 12 the number of such deaths in Walton County and to 57 the number in the District. The Daily Status Report does not list characteristics of the “probable deaths.”
Cases, Hospital Report
The Northeast Health District added 221 new cases of COVID-19 in Saturday’s Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 251.3 from 270.9 on Friday.
The rolling average has dropped eight days in a row.
Oconee County added 15 cases and Clarke County added 63. In both counties, the seven-day rolling average dropped just slightly, from 15.9 to 15.6 in Oconee County and from 54.7 to 54.6 in Clarke County.
Principal Michael Eddy of Malcom Bridge Middle School informed parents of students at that school on Friday evening of “an individual” at the school who had tested positive for COVID-19.
That email from Eddy went out after the school released its end-of-week report showing a decrease in the number of Active Cases and Active Quarantines in the system's schools.
The Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency have not updated the data on Georgia Hospital Beds and Ventilator Use and the Georgia Medical Facility Census since Thursday.
The Department of Community Health does not issue its Long-Term Care Facility Report on the weekends.
Across the state, the Daily Status Report listed 179 confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased to 108.9 from 106.0.
The 179 added confirmed deaths is a new record.
One hundred and five of those deaths were in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths by date of occurrence increased on Saturday from Friday.
The Department of Public Health eliminated one death from it archive of deaths attributed to COVID-19.
The Department of Public Health listed 54 new “probable deaths” from COVID-19 in Saturday’s Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added “probable deaths” increased just slightly to 19.7 from 19.4 on Friday.
The Department of Public Health reported administration of an additional 24,565 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations on Saturday, down from 48,640 on Friday.
The total number of vaccinations in the state is now 1,146,687. It isn’t possible to know how many of those are first and second doses. The state has a population of 10,833,472.
The state received no additional allocations of the vaccines on Saturday and no new shipments of allocated doses. On Saturday, all but 19,500 of the allocated doses have been shipped, and 73.8 percent of the 1,553,450 shipped vaccinations have been administered.
Data on vaccinations are not being released at the county level.
The charts show the seven-day rolling average of the addition of COVID-19 molecular and antigen cases combined 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 in the charts come from the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report and have been updated for the 2:50 p.m. Report on Saturday.
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