The Northeast Health District added only 78 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and no deaths from the disease. The seven-day rolling average of added cases declined, while the seven-day rolling average of added deaths remained unchanged.
Sundays are light reporting days to the Department of Public Health from labs and agencies around the state, but last Sunday’s Daily Status Report had listed 92 new cases of the disease.
With the addition of the 78 cases on Sunday, the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 141.0 on Sunday from 143.0 on Saturday. The rolling average has dropped six days in a row.
Oconee County added five cases, and its seven-day rolling average increased slightly to 8.9 from 8.7 on Saturday. Clarke County added 14 cases, and its seven-day rolling average of added cases decreased to 29.1 from 31.4 on Saturday.
The Northeast Health District had not added any confirmed deaths attributed to COVID-19 a week ago, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths on Sunday was 6.6, the same as on Saturday.
Jennifer Whitaker, principal at High Shoals Elementary School, sent an email to parents of students at the school at 10 a.m. on Sunday informing them that “an individual” at the school had tested positive for COVID-19.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Sunday that the number of COVID-19 patients at area hospitals (109) decreased by three from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (67) increased by one from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (36) increased by two from the day before.
The Northeast Health District added only 303 vaccinations on Sunday, down from 1,477 on Saturday; 116 of the added doses were first doses, and 187 of those were second doses.
The total doses of the second shot administered represent 3.4 percent of the District’s 530,630 residents.
The Daily Status Report on Sunday added 1,911 new cases of COVID-19 across the state, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 3,140.1 on Sunday from 3,163.7 on Saturday.
The state as a whole added eight deaths in Sunday’s Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased slightly from 97.0 on Saturday to 97.6 on Sunday.
Only one of those added deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by occurrence declined on Sunday from Saturday.
The Department of Public Health also eliminated four deaths it had previously listed as attributed to COVID-19.
The Department of Public Health also subtracted seven “probable” deaths from COVID-19 archive, and the seven-day rolling average of added “probable” deaths dropped to 29.1 from 32.7 on Saturday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Sunday that the number of COVID-19 patients (2,353) at the state’s hospitals decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,465) decreased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (1,261) decreased from the day before.
The Department of Public Health reported administration of 21,940 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations on Sunday, down from 60,141 on Saturday. The number of first doses was 8,028, and the number of second doses was 13,912.
The total number of vaccinations in the state is now 1,750,686, and the total number of second doses is 598,594, which represents 5.5 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 Sunday, 89.4 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 Sunday.
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There is an interesting graph on the Georgia Dept Public Health covid page that shows a dramatic decline in infections in health care workers that started in January. It is a straight line drop, amazing. This correlates with the vaccination program for health care workers. I find this very encouraging and look forward to the day when everyone is eligible for vaccination.
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