The Northeast Health District added 16 confirmed COVID-19 Deaths on Tuesday, the second highest number recorded on a single day, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased.
The District, in Tuesday’s Department of Public Health Daily Status Report, added 167 new cases of the disease, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped again after a one-day increase on Monday.
Every county except one–Elbert–added a confirmed death in Tuesday’s Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased to 7.4 from 5.9 on Monday.
Two of those confirmed deaths were in Oconee County. They were of a 75-year-old female without a chronic condition and a 90-plus-year-old male with a chronic condition.
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Clarke County accounted for three of the deaths: a 63-year-old female with a chronic condition and two 73-year-old females, both without a chronic condition.
The Oconee County death was the only one of a person more than 90 years of age, and only three of the deaths were of persons in their eighties. Ten of the 16 were female, and only four had a chronic condition.
Oconee County with 55 confirmed deaths ranks fifth from the bottom in terms of deaths per 100,000 population. Clarke County with 105 confirmed deaths ranks second from the bottom. Elbert County with 42 deaths has the highest death rate.
Oconee County also added a “probable death” from COVID-19 on Tuesday, and now has five “probable deaths.”
Greene County also added a “probable death,” and the District now has 62 “probable deaths” listed since Nov. 3, when these were first reported.
Cases, Hospitalizations, Vaccinations
With the addition of the 167 new cases of COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District on Tuesday, the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 168.0 from 174.7 on Monday.
On Sunday, the seven-day rolling average had been 170.9, suggesting that the increase on Monday was due to reporting and that the number of new cases remains on a decline.
Oconee County added 14 cases on Tuesday, and Clarke County added 31. The seven-day rolling average in Oconee County fell to 10.7 from 11.0 on Monday, and the rolling average in Clarke County fell to 38.9 from 40.1 on Monday.
The Department of Community Health in its Tuesday Long-Term Care Facility Report did not list any added deaths or cases from COVID-19.
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 (130) decreased by 13 from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (70) decreased by one from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (37) decreased by two from the day before.
The Northeast Health District added 1,277 vaccinations on Tuesday; 574 of those were first doses, and 703 of those were second doses.
Across the state, the Department of Public Health added 180 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in Tuesday’s Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased to 101.0 from 92.9 on Monday.
Sixty-four of the 180 added deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by day of occurrence decreased on Tuesday from Monday.
The Department of Public Health purged one death from its archive of deaths attributed to COVID-19. That death had been recorded on Dec. 7.
The Daily Status Report added 67 “probable deaths” from COVID-19 on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added “probable deaths” increased to 25.4 from 23.1 on Monday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 patients (2,752) at the state’s hospitals decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,587) increased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (1,333) increased from the day before.
The Department of Public Health reported administration of 46,068 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday. The number was up from Monday. The number of first doses was 15,578, and the number of second doses was 30,490.
The total number of vaccinations in the state is now 1,491,903.
The Department of Public Health reported no new allocations of the vaccine and no new shipments of the vaccine.
As of Tuesday, 76.7 percent of the shipped doses had been administered.
The charts below 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 Tuesday.
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