The seven-day rolling average of added confirmed COVID-19 deaths and of added cases of the disease declined in the Northeast Health District on Saturday with the addition of nine new confirmed deaths from the disease and 182 new cases.
The Department of Public Health had reported 15 deaths on Saturday of last week, and, with the addition of the nine confirmed deaths, the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 6.3 on Saturday from 7.1 on Friday.
One of the added confirmed deaths was of a 56-year-old male without a chronic condition in Oconee County. The county now has 53 confirmed deaths from the disease. Oconee County also had added a death on Friday.
Greene County on Saturday reported the confirmed death of an 81-year-old female without a chronic condition, the 39th confirmed death from the disease in that county.
Jackson County listed two confirmed deaths in the Daily Status Report: a 76-year-old male and an 80-year-old male, neither of whom had a chronic condition. Jackson County now has 109 confirmed deaths in the Daily Status Report.
Madison County reported the death of a 90-plus-year-old male without a chronic condition–the 33rd death from the virus in the county.
Walton County listed four deaths: a 28-year-old male, a 64-year-old female, a 74-year-old male, and a 78-year-old female. None of the four had a chronic condition. Walton County now has 182 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, the most of any of the 10 counties in the District.
The Department of Public Health also listed a “probable death” in Elbert County in the Saturday Daily Status Report. The “probable death” was the 59th in the District since the state began reporting these data on Nov. 3. The Daily Status Report does not list characteristics of the “probable deaths.”
Cases, Hospital Report
With the addition of the 182 COVID-19 cases in the Northeast Health District on Saturday, the seven-day rolling average of added cases continued to fall, to 184.3 from 189.9 on Friday.
Oconee County added nine cases of COVID-19 in Saturday’s Daily Status Report, while Clarke County added 42. The seven-day rolling average of added cases fell to 11.7 in Oconee County on Saturday from 12.6 on Friday. In Clarke County, the rolling average dropped to 39.7 from 42.7 on Saturday.
The Department of Community Health released its Long-Term Care Facility Report for Friday on Saturday, when it does not usually release reports.
The Friday Department of Community Health Report listed one new case of COVID-19 at the 40 long-term care facilities in the Northeast Health District covered by the Report.
Northridge Health and Rehabilitation in Jackson County reported a new case among staff at the nursing home.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Saturday that the number of COVID-19 patients at area hospitals (135) decreased by three from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (69) increased by one from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (38) also was the same as the day before.
The number of COVID-19 patients now has decreased each of the last six days.
The Saturday Daily Status Report listed 106 added confirmed COVID-19 deaths across the state on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 93.3 from 103.7 on Friday.
Only 36 of the added 105 confirmed deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths ordered by day of the death dropped slightly from Friday to Saturday.
The state eliminated one death from it archive of confirmed deaths on Saturday.
The Department of Public Health added 37 new “probable deaths” from COVID-19 across the state, and the seven-day rolling average of added “probable deaths” dropped to 17.6 from 20.0 on Friday.
The Daily Status Report listed 4,032 new cases of COVID-19 across the state on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases declined to 3,831.4 on Saturday from 3,928.0 on Friday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Saturday that the number of COVID-19 patients (3,023) at the state’s hospitals decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,634) decreased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (1,344) decreased from the day before.
The Department of Public Health reported administration of 21,411 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations on Saturday, down from 54,254 on Friday.
The total number of vaccinations in the state is now 1,429,643. It isn’t possible to know how many of those are first and second doses. The state has a population of 10,833,472.
All of the allocated 1,835,775 doses have now been shipped. On Saturday, 77.9 percent of the shipped doses had been administered.
Data on vaccinations are not being released at the county level.
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 Saturday.
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