Oconee County added its 56th confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Friday with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.
The death was one of 12 confirmed deaths in the 10-county Northeast Health District, which also added 172 new cases of the disease.
The seven-day rolling average of added cases and confirmed deaths declined, as the District had added 210 cases and 16 deaths on Friday of last week.
The Oconee County death was of a 90-plus-year-old female without a chronic condition. She died on Jan. 15, meaning she was not one of the deaths reported by Oconee County’s personal care home operators.
Barrow County reported three confirmed deaths in the Friday Daily Status Report: a 69-year-old female with a chronic condition, a 77-year-old male without a chronic condition, and an 89-year-old female with a chronic condition.
Jackson County also had three confirmed deaths: a 58-year-old male without a known chronic condition, a 67-year-old male without a chronic condition, and a 73-year-old female without a chronic condition.
The Daily Status Report included the death of a 74-year-old male in Oglethorpe County with a chronic condition.
The Report also included the confirmed death of four persons in Walton County: a 58-year-old male, a 59-year-old male, a 70-year-old male, and an 84-year-old female. None of the four had a chronic condition.
The Northeast Health District now has 736 confirmed deaths from COVID-19, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 6.7 on Friday from 7.3 on Thursday.
The Daily Status Report also listed four “probable” deaths from COVID-19, one each in Elbert, Greene, Morgan, and Walton counties.
Cases, Hospitalizations, Vaccines
With the addition of the 172 new cases of COVID-19, the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 150.1 on Friday from 155.6 on Thursday.
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Oconee County added only five new COVID-19 cases on Friday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 8.9 from 11.0 on Thursday. Clarke County added 35 cases, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 34.3 on Friday from 35.6 on Thursday.
Oconee County Schools reported on Friday that it has 10 Active COVID-19 cases in the system’s schools and 65 Active Quarantines Due to Close Contact.
In the Feb. 12 Weekly Status Report, the system had 17 Active Cases and 86 Active Quarantines.
The number of Active Cases on Friday was the lowest reported since Nov. 20, and the number of Active Quarantines was the lowest since Jan. 8.
The Department of Community Health did not add any new COVID-19 deaths or cases in the Northeast Health District in Friday’s Long-Term Care Facility Report.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Friday that the number of COVID-19 patients at area hospitals (114) decreased by five from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (60) decreased by 11 from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (34) increased by three from the day before.
The Northeast Health District added 2,073 vaccinations on Friday, up from 1,801 on Thursday; 693 of the added doses were first doses, and 1,380 of those were second doses.
The total doses of the second shot administered represent 3.1 percent of the District’s 530,630 residents.
The Daily Status Report added 173 confirmed COVID-19 deaths across the state on Friday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths decreased to 98.0 from 100.0 on Thursday.
Sixty-three of the added deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by day of occurrence increased on Friday.
The Department of Public Health also eliminated one death it had previously listed as caused by COVID-19. That death occurred on Dec. 19.
The Daily Status Report added 35 “probable” death from COVID-19, and the seven-day rolling average of added “probable” deaths increased to 32.6 from 29.1 on Thursday.
The 32.6 rolling average is the highest reported since the Daily Status Report began listing “probable” deaths on Nov. 3.
The Department of Public Health added 3,883 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 3,237.6 from 3,269.7.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Friday that the number of COVID-19 patients (2,503) at the state’s hospitals decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,594) decreased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (1,289) decreased from the day before.
The Department of Public Health reported administration of 61,983 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday, down from 65,565 on Thursday. The number of first doses was 21,271, and the number of second doses was 40,712.
The total number of vaccinations in the state is now 1,668,605, and the total number of second doses is 544,464, which represents 5.0 percent of the state’s 10.8 million residents.
The Department of Public Health reported no new allocations of the vaccine to the state and no additional shipments of the vaccine.
As of Friday, 85.2 percent of the doses shipped to the state 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 Friday.
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