With the addition of only one confirmed COVID-19 death in Friday’s Daily Status Report, the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped sharply, but the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased for the third day in a row.
The Department of Public Health added 214 new COVID-19 cases in Friday’s Daily Status Report.
Oconee County Schools also reported an increase in the number of Active COVID-19 Cases and Active Quarantines Due To Close Contact.
The sole confirmed COVID-19 death was of an 80-year-old female in Elbert County without a chronic condition. Elbert County now has 48 deaths from COVID-19 and has the highest death rate–253.4 per 100,000 population–of any of the counties in the District.
The 10-county Northeast Health District now has 779 confirmed deaths from COVID-19, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths was 6.1 on Friday, down from 7.7 on Thursday. The District had added 12 deaths on Friday of last week.
Cases, Hospitalizations, Vaccines
With the addition of the 214 new cases of COVID-19 in Friday’s Daily Status Report, the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 141.7 from 135.7 on Thursday.
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That rolling average had dropped to 126.9 on Tuesday before it started to climb again.
Oconee County added 13 cases, and Clarke County added 24. The seven-day rolling average increased in Oconee County to 8.7 from 7.6 on Thursday, and the increase was the third in three days. The Clarke County rolling average fell to 25.6 from 27.1 on Thursday.
Oconee County Schools reported 14 Active COVID-19 cases in its Friday Weekly Status Report, which is up from 10 cases last Friday.
The Schools reported 72 Active Quarantines Due To Close Contact, compared with 65 a week earlier.
Oconee County Schools does not provide any details about the cases or quarantines, but it does inform parents of students when someone in the school has tested positive.
Based on emails from the schools forwarded to me, at last four of the positive tests last week were at North Oconee High School.
And on Friday, at 7:07 p.m., after the Friday Weekly Status Report was released, Philip Brown, principal at North Oconee High School, sent parents an email stating that “two individuals in out school” had tested positive.
The Department of Community Health, in its Friday Long-Term Care Facility Report, listed one new case of COVID-19 among residents at Madison Health And Rehabilitation in Morgan County.
The Department of Community Health has not reported any deaths attributed to COVID-19 at the 42 long-term care facilities in the Northeast Health District covered by its report since Feb. 9.
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 (91) decreased by four from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (64) increased by three 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 2,152 vaccinations on Friday, down from 2,197 on Thursday; 383 of the added vaccinations were first doses, and 1,769 were second doses.
The total number of the second doses represents 4.4 percent of the District’s 530,630 residents.
The state added 20 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Friday’s Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 69.4 from 91.3 on Thursday. Last Friday, the state had added 173 deaths!
Nine of the added deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by occurrence fell on Friday from Thursday.
The Department of Public Health eliminated two deaths it had previously listed as due to COVID-19.
The state also added two “probable” deaths from COVID-19, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths fell to 18.9 from 23.6 on Thursday.
The state added 3,645 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases declined to 3,117.3 on Friday from 3,151.3 on Thursday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Friday that the number of COVID-19 patients (2,016) at the state’s hospitals decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,474) decreased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (1,176) decreased from the same as the day before.
The Department of Public Health reported administration of 51,501 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday, up from 50,441 on Thursday. The number of first doses was 17,311, and the number of second doses was 34,190.
The total number of vaccinations in the state is now 1,936,680 and the total number of second doses is 715,039, which represents 6.6 percent of the state’s 10.8 million residents.
The Department of Public Health reported no new allocation of doses of the vaccine on Friday, but it reported additional shipments of 164,060 doses of the vaccines.
All but 3,775 of the allocated 2,484,950 allocated doses have been shipped.
As of Friday, 78.1 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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