The Northeast Health District experienced an increase in the seven-day rolling average of added cases for the fourth day in a row on Saturday with the addition of 211 new cases of the disease.
The Daily Status Report listed three new confirmed deaths from the disease, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths declined on Saturday.
The confirmed COVID-19 deaths were of a 72-year-old female in Elbert County, a 73-year-old female in Walton County, and an 86-year-old female in Walton County. None of the three had a chronic condition.
The confirmed deaths bring to 49 the number in Elbert County, which has the highest death rate of the 10 counties in the Northeast Health District (258.6 deaths per 100,000 population) and to 206 in Walton County, which has the most confirmed deaths.
The District as a whole now has 782 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths in the District fell to 5.4 on Saturday from 6.1 on Friday. The District had added eight deaths last Saturday.
The rolling average of added deaths also had dropped on Friday from Thursday.
With the addition of the 211 new cases, the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 153.0 on Saturday, up from 141.7 on Friday and from 126.9 on Tuesday, after which the rolling average began to increase.
Oconee County added 15 cases on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 9.7 from 8.7 on Friday. That rolling average has increased four days in a row.
Clarke County added 23 cases, and the seven-day rolling average increased just slightly to 25.7 from 25.6 on Friday. The Clarke County rolling average had decreased from Thursday to Friday, but it had increased from Tuesday to Wednesday and from Wednesday to Thursday.
The Department of Community Health does not issue a Long-Term Care Facility Report on the weekends.
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 (89) decreased by two from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (62) decreased by two from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (30) remained the same as the day before.
The Northeast Health District added 1,838 vaccinations on Saturday, down from 2,152 on Friday; 523 of the added vaccinations were first doses, and 1,315 were second doses.
The total number of second doses (24,498) represents 4.6 percent of the District’s 530,630 residents.
Across the state, the Department of Public Health added 3,567 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 3,124.7 from 3,117.3 on Friday.
The state added 61 confirmed deaths from COVID-19, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths fell to 64.0 from 69.4 on Friday.
Only 15 of the added 61 confirmed deaths was in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by occurrence fell slightly on Saturday from Friday.
The Department of Public Health eliminated one death from its list of previously confirmed deaths from the disease.
The Daily Status Report added 15 “probable” deaths from the coronavirus, and the seven-day rolling average of added “probable” deaths declined to 15.6 on Saturday from 18.9 on Friday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Saturday that the number of COVID-19 patients (1,958) at the state’s hospitals decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,449) decreased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (1,178) increased from the day before.
The Department of Public Health reported administration of 62,242 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations on Saturday, up from 51,501 on Friday. The number of first doses was 19,982, and the number of second doses was 42,260.
The total number of vaccinations in the state is now 1,998,922, and the total number of second doses is 757,299, which represents 7.0 percent of the state’s 10.8 million residents.
The Department of Public Health reported no new allocation of doses of the vaccine or distributions of the vaccine on Saturday.
All but 3,775 of the 2,484,950 allocated doses have been shipped.
As of Saturday, 80.6 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 Saturday.
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