The seven-day rolling average of added COVID-19 cases in the Northeast Health District continued to decline on Monday with the addition of 37 new cases of the disease and two deaths attributed to the coronavirus.
Monday and Sunday reports of the Department of Public Health follow light reporting days from labs and medical facilities around the state, and the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report last Monday contained 116 cases but only one death.
The seven-day rolling average of added confirmed deaths in the 10-county Northeast Health District increased to 2.1 on Monday from 2.0 on Sunday. Trends in deaths have lagged trends in cases
The deaths were of a 70-year-old male in Elbert County without a chronic condition and of a 74-year-old female in Walton County, also without a chronic condition.
The deaths bring to 51 the number confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Elbert County, 217 in Walton County, and 822 in the District as a whole.
Walton County leads the District in the number of confirmed deaths from COVID-19, but Elbert County leads in deaths per 100,000 population (269.2). Walton County follows Elbert and Greene County (251.1 deaths per 100,000) with 226.5 deaths per 100,000 population.
Cases, Hospital Report, Vaccinations
With the addition of the 37 new cases, the seven-day rolling average of added COVID-19 cases in the Northeast Health District fell to 81.9 from 93.1 on Sunday.
Oconee County added only a single case, and Clarke County added only eight cases.
The seven-day rolling average in Oconee County fell to 6.4 from 7.6 on Sunday, and the average in Clarke County fell to 16.7 from 17.9 on Sunday.
At 8:02 p.m. on Sunday, Malcom Bridge Middle School Principal Michael Eddy sent parents of students in the school an email informing them that “an individual” in the school had tested positive for COVID-19.
At 9:02 p.m. Sunday, North Oconee High School Principal Philip Brown sent parents of students in that school an email stating that “two individuals” in the school had tested positive for the disease.
Oconee County Schools on Friday reported decreases in the number of COVID-19 Active Cases and Active Quarantines.
The Department of Community Health, in Monday’s Long-Term Care Facility Report, listed no new COVID-19 deaths or cases at the 40 Northeast Health District Facilities covered by the report.
The Department of Community Health has not reported any new deaths in the Northeast Health District facilities since March 5, any new resident cases since March 8, or any new staff cases since March 11.
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 (58) decreased by two from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (62) increased by three 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 460 new vaccinations in the Department of Public Health report on vaccines on Monday, down from 2,127 in Sunday’s report.
It is not possible know how many persons in the District now are vaccinated given the data being released by the Department of Public Health.
Enough second doses of the vaccines have been administered to inoculate 6.7 percent of the total population, including children. At present, children are not being vaccinated.
The Johnson and Johnson vaccine, available in the state only in limited amounts, does not require a second shot.
The Daily Status Report added 47 confirmed COVID-19 deaths across the state on Monday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased to 41.9 from 41.3 on Sunday.
Only 19 of the added death occurred in the last 14 days,, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by occurrence dropped sharply on Monday.
The Department of Public Health did not eliminate any deaths previously attributed to 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 remained unchanged at 5.1, as no “probable” deaths had been added last Monday.
Across the state, the Department of Public Health added 1,029 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases decreased to 1,527.3 from 1,597.7 on Sunday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Monday that the number of COVID-19 patients (1,370) at the state’s hospitals decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,294) increased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (1,083) increased from the day before.
The Department of Public Health reported administration of 19,625 doses of the vaccine in Monday’s report, down from 32,224 new doses on Sunday.Enough second doses have been administered to reach 9.6 percent of the state’s population. The Department of Public Health reported the allocation of 457,910 new doses of the vaccines and shipments of 163,480 new doses. As of Monday, 91.4 percent of the allocated doses had been shipped, and 78.3 percent of the doses shipped to the state had been administered. The state is now shipping to 1,256 providers across the state, up from 1,211 on the beginning of the month. Charts 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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