The rolling averages of added cases of COVID-19 and added confirmed deaths from the disease continued to decline in the Northeast Health District on Monday with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.
The last increase in the case average was six days ago, and the last increase in the rolling average of confirmed deaths was nine days ago.
The District added only 36 cases of COVID-19, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 55.9 from 57.1 on Sunday.
The Daily Status Report listed no new confirmed deaths from COVID-19, and the rolling average of added deaths fell to 1.6 deaths per day from 1.9 on Sunday.
Mondays are light reporting days, but the 10-county District added 45 cases and two deaths last Monday.
Oconee County added two cases on Monday–the same as a week ago–and Clarke County added six, an increase of one from a week ago.
The seven-day rolling average in Oconee County was unchanged on Monday from Sunday at 4.3 cases per day, and in Clarke the rolling average increased to 11.7 cases per day from 11.4 on Sunday.
Long-Term Care Report, Hospital Report
The Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report on Monday listed four previously unreported COVID-19 deaths in facilities in the Northeast Health District, 23 new resident cases of the disease, and 23 new cases involving staff.
One of the deaths was at Landing of Winder personal care home in Barrow county, which first reported in the last Long-Term Care Facility Report on Thursday. The death was not included in that Report so must be recent.
The Department of Public Health does not considered deaths reported by the Department of Community Health as confirmed COVID-19 deaths, though the facility operators report them as due to the disease.
The other three deaths in Monday’s Long-Term Care Facility Report were at Manor Lake Athens personal care home in Clarke County, which reported to the Department of Community Health for the first time on Monday. For that reason, it is not possible to know that the deaths are recent ones.
That facility also reported 22 resident cases and 13 staff cases. These figures are cumulative across the pandemic.
One new resident case was reported at Social Circle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Walton County.
Nine new staff cases were reported at Orchard of Athens personal care home in Clarke County since the Report on Thursday of last week, as well as one new staff case at Retreat at Loganville personal care home in Walton County.
High Shoals Health and Rehabilitation, 3450 New High Shoals Road in the west of Oconee County, removed one death it had reported last week as attributed to COVID-19.
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 (42) decreased by two from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (56) decreased by two from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (29) was unchanged from the day before.
The Department of Public Health is no longer reporting vaccination data at the county level. Georgia is one of only eight states in the country not reporting data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by county.
Across the state, the Department of Public Health added 731 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases decreased to 1,378.1 from 1,453.1 on Sunday.
The Daily Status Report added no confirmed COVID-19 deaths across the state on Monday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths decreased to 33.6 from 38.7 on Sunday.
The seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by day of occurrence decreased on Monday from Sunday.
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 was 3.4, the same as on Sunday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Monday that the number of COVID-19 patients (1,141) at the state’s hospitals increased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,353) increased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (988) decreased from the day before.
Reporting by the Georgia Department of Public Health on vaccinations continues to be problematic.
On Monday, the Department reported the addition of only 2,188 new vaccines since Sunday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, reported the addition of 83,358 doses from Sunday to Monday in Georgia, a more likely figure.
Even with the larger CDC figure, however, only 13.3 percent of the population of Georgia is vaccinated, which puts the state last in terms of vaccine administration.
New Mexico tops the list with 26.2 percent of its population vaccinated.
Only Alabama does worse than Georgia in total doses of the vaccines administered per 100,000 population.
New Mexico also tops that list.
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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