The Northeast Health District added 116 COVID-19 cases and one confirmed death from the disease with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Monday, resulting in small drops in the seven-day rolling averages of added cases and deaths.
The single confirmed death was of an 82-year-old Walton County female without a chronic condition. Her death brings to 212 the number of confirmed deaths in Walton County from the coronavirus and to 807 the number in the District.
The seven-day rolling average of added confirmed deaths in the District fell to 3.0 on Monday from 3.4 on Sunday. The District had added four deaths on Monday of last week.
The Department of Community Health, in its Monday Long-Term Care Facility Report, listed two COVID-19 deaths among residents at PruittHealth–Athens Heritage in Clarke County. The characteristics of the deceased are not included in the Report.
The Department of Public Health distributes the Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report, but it does not treat the deaths listed in the Long-Term Care Facility Report as confirmed deaths due to COVID-19.
The Monday deaths are the first reported in a Department of Community Health Report since Feb. 11.
Cases, Hospital Report, Vaccinations
With the addition of the 116 new cases of COVID-19 listed in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Monday, the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 161.4 from 163.9 on Sunday.
The 10-county Northeast Health District had added 133 cases on Monday of last week.
Oconee County added nine cases, and Clarke County added 16. The seven-day rolling average of added cases in Oconee County increased to 13.6 from 13.1 on Sunday, while in Clarke County the rolling average increased to 27.0 from 26.6 on Sunday.
Philip Brown, principal at North Oconee High School, sent an email to parents of students at the school at 5:34 p.m. on Monday informing them that “two individuals” in the school had tested positive for COVID-19.
Brown had sent a message to parents after school ended on Friday about “an individual” at the school who had tested positive and has sent messages about 16 positive tests at the High School since Feb. 22.
On Friday, Oconee County Schools had reported an increase in the number of Active Cases and Active Quarantines at the system’s 11 schools.
The Department of Community Health listed two new resident COVID-19 cases in its Monday Long-Term Care Facility Report and one new staff case.
The resident cases were at PruittHealth–Athens Heritage, and the staff case was at The Oaks Athens Skilled Nursing, both in Clarke County.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Monday that the number of COVID-19 patients at area hospitals (60) decreased by two from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (56) decreased by three from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (34) decreased by one from the day before.
The Northeast Health District added only 110 vaccinations on Monday, down from 1,177 on Sunday.
The total number of second doses (30,878) represents 5.8 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 5.8 percent figure compares with a figure of 8.6 percent for the state’s 10.8 million population.
Across the state, the Department of Public Health added 1,522 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases decreased to 2,493.3 from 2,594.4 on Sunday.
The Daily Status Report added 43 confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Monday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 73.0 from 78.3 on Sunday.
Only 11 of the 43 confirmed deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by occurrence dropped on Monday from Sunday.
The Department of Public Health eliminated one death it has previously listed as a confirmed death from COVID-19.
The Department of Public Health added no “probable” deaths from COVID-19 in Monday’s Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added “probable” deaths dropped to 11.4 from 11.6 on Sunday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Monday that the number of COVID-19 patients (1,569) at the state’s hospitals decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,379) increased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (1,168) increased from the day before.
The Department of Public Health reported administration of only 7,291 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, down from 27,809 on Sunday.
The Department of Public Health reported allocation of 421,840 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday and shipment of 236,710 additional doses.
As of Monday, 93.0 percent of the allocated doses had been shipped and 75.3 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 Monday.
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