The rolling averages of added COVID-19 cases and confirmed deaths attributed to the disease fell in the Northeast Health District on Tuesday with only 107 new cases and no deaths reported by the Department of Public Health.
The District did add two “probable deaths” in Walton County, but without any added confirmed deaths, the seven-day rolling average of added deaths fell to 2.7 from 3.0 on Monday. The District had added two confirmed deaths on Tuesday of last week.
The Department of Public Health does not list characteristics of the “probable” deaths in its Daily Status Report.
With the addition of the 107 new cases of COVID-19 based on molecular and antigen rapid tests, the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 140.7 from 161.4 on Monday.
Oconee County added six cases and Clarke County added 17, and the seven-day rolling average in Oconee County fell to 13.0 from 13.6 on Monday and in Clarke County to 23.6 from 27.0 on Monday.
At 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Malcom Bridge Middle School Principal Mike Eddy informed parents of students in that school of “an individual” at the school who had tested positive for COVID-19.
That is at least the fourth such positive test in the schools since the end of classes on Friday.
The Department of Community Health did not issue its Tuesday Long-Term Care Facility Report by the time of this post.
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 (57) decreased by three from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (62) increased by six from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (37) increased by three from the day before.
The Northeast Health District added 2,524 COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, up from 110 vaccinations on Monday.
The total number of second doses (31,652) represents 6.0 percent of the District’s 530,630 residents. (The Department of Public Health is not yet reporting separate data for the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine.)
The 6.0 percent figure compares with a figure of 8.8 percent for the state’s 10.8 million population.
Across the state, the Department of Public Health added 1,883 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases decreased to 2,291.0 from 2,493.3 on Monday.
The Daily Status Report added only 10 confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to to 64.9 from 73.0 on Monday.
Five of the 10 confirmed deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by occurrence dropped slightly on Tuesday from Monday.
The Department of Public Health eliminated three deaths it has previously listed as confirmed deaths from COVID-19.
The Department of Public Health added 23 “probable” deaths from COVID-19 in Tuesday’s Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added “probable” deaths dropped to 8.6 from 11.4 on Monday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 patients (1,537) at the state’s hospitals decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,413) increased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (1,162) decreased from the day before.
The Department of Public Health reported administration of 47,256 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, up from 7,291 doses on Monday.
The Department of Public Health did not report any additional allocation of doses of COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday but did report shipment of 105,320 additional doses.
As of Tuesday, 96.1 percent of the allocated doses had been shipped, and 74.3 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 Tuesday.
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