The Northeast Health District recorded five confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Tuesday’s Daily Status Report from the Department of Public Health and 214 new cases of the disease.
One of those five confirmed deaths was in Oconee County, and two were in Clarke County. The remaining two were in Walton County.
The seven-day rolling average of both confirmed deaths and cases in the 10-count Northeast Health District fell again on Tuesday.
The Oconee County confirmed death was of a 90-plus-year-old female without a chronic condition. The death brings to 51 the number from COVID-19 in the county.
The Clarke County deaths were of an 84-year-old male without a known chronic condition and of an 89-year-old female with a chronic condition. Clarke County has an even 100 confirmed COVID-19 deaths listed in the Daily Status Report.
The Walton County deaths were of a 65-year-old female and a 78-year-old male, neither of whom had a chronic condition. Walton County has the largest number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the 10-county Northeast Health District with 171.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 7.3 from 8.3 on Monday. The rolling average also had fallen on Monday.
The District now has 664 confirmed deaths and 57 “probable deaths” from the disease. The number of “probable deaths” did not change on Tuesday.
Cases, Hospital Report
With the addition of the 214 new COVID-19 cases, the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 227.7 on Tuesday from 248.9 on Monday.
Oconee County added 16 COVID-19 cases, and Clarke County added 40. The seven-day rolling average fell to 14.1 cases per day in Oconee County on Tuesday from 15.4 on Monday. It Clarke County, the rolling average fell to 50.7 from 53.1 on Monday.
The Department of Community Health released its Monday Long-Term Care Facility Report early on Tuesday and had not released its Tuesday Long-Term Care Facility late on Tuesday.
The Monday Report listed two new COVID-19 cases among residents of the Northeast Health District’s 40 long-term care facilities covered by the report and one new staff case. The changes are from the Friday Report. The Department of Community Health does not issue its reports on the weekend.
The two new resident cases were at The Oaks--Athens Skilled Nursing in Clarke County, and the staff case was at Greene Point Health and Rehabilitation nursing home in Greene 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 (164) decreased by two from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (74) increased by four from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (42) increased by two from the day before.
The Daily Status Report added 123 confirmed COVID-19 deaths across the state on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths decreased to 102.4 from 108.0 on Monday.
Seventy-two of those deaths were in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by day of occurrence increased on Tuesday from Monday.
The Department of Public Health eliminated two deaths previously listed as due to COVID-19 from its archives.
The Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported adding 51 “probable deaths” from the disease, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased just slightly to 20.3 from 20.0 on Monday.
The state added 3,925 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 4,542.4 from 4,717.6 on Monday.
The Department of Community Health reported that COVID-19 was present in 714 of the state’s long-term care facilities. That number had been 715 on Friday, and the drop represents a reporting error.
Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 patients (3,367) at the state’s hospitals decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,617) increased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (1,424) decreased from the day before.
The Department of Public Health reported administration of an additional 49,047 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, up from 40,546 on Monday.
The total number of vaccinations in the state is now 1,248,477. 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 an additional shipment of 87,675 doses of the vaccine on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, 96.6 percent of the 1,835,775 allocated doses had been shipped and 70.4 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 Tuesday.
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