Oconee County reported its youngest death from COVID-19 in Sunday’s Daily Status Report with the listing of a 24-year-old male without a known chronic condition.
The death brings to 61 the number from the disease since the county recorded its first COVID-19 death in May of last year. The youngest person prior to the listing on Sunday was of a 43-year-old.
The actual date of death of the 24-year-old listed on Sunday was March 19.
With the addition of the death on Sunday, the seven-day rolling average of added deaths in the 10-county Northeast Health District, which includes Oconee County, increased to 4.3 from 4.1 on Saturday. The total number of deaths from the disease in the District is now 867.
Sunday and Monday are light reporting days for the Daily Status Report as labs and medical facilities file few returns on the weekend. The District had not recorded any new deaths on Sunday of last week.
The District added 51 new cases of COVID-19, compared with 79 last Sunday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 72.1 from 76.1 on Saturday.
Oconee County added a single case, and Clarke County added seven. The seven-day rolling average for added cases in Oconee County dropped to 6.0 on Sunday from 6.9 on Saturday and in Clarke County to 12.7 from 13.1.
The Department of Community Health does not release a Long-Term Care Facility Report on the weekends.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Sunday that the number of COVID-19 patients at area hospitals (45) decreased by three from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (57) decreased by one from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (36) increased by four from the day before.
The Vaccine Distribution Dashboard of the Department of Public Health remained down on Sunday. These data have not been reported since Sunday.
Georgia is one of seven states for which no county data are available.
The Daily Status Report added no confirmed COVID-19 deaths across the state on Sunday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths remained unchanged at 50.7. The Daily Status Report had listed no deaths on Sunday of last week.
The death reported in Oconee County actually was not a new one in the Daily Status Report.
A 24-year-old male without a known chronic condition was listed in the Saturday Daily Status Report without a county classification.
The Status Report contained 12 persons from Unknown counties on Saturday and only 11 on Sunday, and the 24-year-old male was missing from the Unknown County classification–moved to Oconee County.
With no new deaths listed in the last 14 days, the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by occurrence decreased on Sunday from Saturday.
The Department of Public Health did not add any “probable” deaths from COVID-19 in Sunday’s Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added “probable” deaths remained unchanged at 7.7.
The Daily Status Report had not listed any new “probable” deaths last Sunday as well.
Across the state, the Department of Public Health added 897 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases decreased to 1,494.9 from 1,593.1 on Saturday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Sunday that the number of COVID-19 patients (1,169) at the state’s hospitals decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,316) decreased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (1,067) increased from the day before.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Sunday that 11.9 percent of the Georgia’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 15.6 percent of those 18 years old and older are fully vaccinated.
The figures had been 11.6 and 15.1 on Saturday.
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 Sunday.
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