With the addition of seven confirmed deaths in Friday’s Daily Status Report, the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased in the Northeast Health District, while the seven-day rolling average of added cases declined slightly.
Two of those seven deaths were in Clarke County: a 79-year-old male without a chronic condition and an 87-year-old male, also without a chronic condition.
Clarke County had added three deaths on Thursday and two on Wednesday.
Clarke County now has 127 deaths attributed to COVID-19, but its rate of deaths per 100,000 population of 97.9 remains the lowest in the 10-county District.
The other confirmed COVID-19 deaths were of a 66-year-old female in Barrow County, a 59-year-old male in Greene County, a 90-plus-year-old male in Greene County, a 68-year-old female in Jackson County, and an 84-year-old male in Morgan County.
None of the five individuals is listed as having a chronic condition.
The total number of confirmed deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District now is 862, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths is 3.9. That average had been 3.3 on Thursday.
The District also added one “probable” death from COVID-19. That death was in Oconee County, bringing to seven the number of “probable” deaths in the county and to 79 the number in the District.
The Daily Status Report does not list characteristics of “probable” deaths.
With the addition of the 83 new cases in the Friday Daily Status Report, the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 74.0 from 75.0 on Thursday.
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Oconee County added seven new COVID-19 cases on Friday, and its seven-day rolling average of added cases decreased to 7.0 from 8.9 on Thursday. Clarke County added 15 cases, and its seven-day rolling average increased to 12.4 from 11.7 on Thursday.
Oconee County Schools reported 17 Active COVID-19 Cases and 83 Active Quarantines Due To Close Contact in its Weekly Status Report on Friday.
Those figures had been 27 and 140 on Friday of last week.
Oconee County Schools does not release any information on the Active Cases, but parents have forwarded to me emails sent to them from the principals of Malcom Bridge Middle School, North Oconee High School, and Oconee County High School within the last week.
Those three schools reported seven of the 17 Active Cases in the last week. The system has 11 schools.
The Department of Community Health, in Friday’s Long-Term Care Facility Report, listed one new COVID-19 case in the Northeast Health District’s 40 facilities covered by its report.
Winder Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Barrow County listed one new staff case. The nursing home has 110 residents and has reported 94 resident cases and 38 staff cases during the pandemic.
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 (49) decreased by three from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (58) increased by seven from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (32) decreased by two from the day before.
The Vaccine Distribution Dashboard of the Department of Public Health provided no county-level data on Friday. These data have not been reported since Sunday.
The Daily Status Report added 84 confirmed COVID-19 deaths across the state on Friday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased to 47.7 from 41.7 on Thursday.
Only 13 of the 84 added deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by occurrence decreased slightly on Friday from Thursday.
The Department of Public Health eliminated three deaths it had previously attributed to COVID-19 from its archive of deaths from the disease.
The Department of Public Health added 17 “probable” deaths from COVID-19 in Friday’s Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added “probable” deaths increased to 9.0 from 6.9 on Thursday.
Across the state, the Department of Public Health added 1,831 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 1,642.0 from 1,630.3 on Thursday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Friday that the number of COVID-19 patients (1,211) at the state’s hospitals decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,412) decreased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (1,057) increased from the day before.
The Department of Public Health has not updated it Vaccine Distribution Dashboard, “due to ongoing system and data transfer issues that have caused delays in updating the COVID vaccine dashboard every day.”
“At 3 p.m. daily, we will publish cumulative number of vaccines administered, the cumulative number of vaccine allocations by manufacturer and percent administered, and the number of vaccine providers,” the site states.
On Friday, the cumulative number of administered vaccines showed an increase of 252,316 from the figure released in a partial report on Tuesday.
No new allocations or shipments of vaccines has taken place since Tuesday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday that 11.6 percent of the Georgia’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 15.1 percent of those 18 years old and older are fully vaccinated.
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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