The Northeast Health District added 39 new cases of COVID-19 with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Monday, resulting in a small drop in the seven-day rolling average of added cases.
The District reported no new confirmed deaths from the disease, resulting in a drop in the seven-day rolling average of added deaths from 1.7 confirmed deaths added each day to 1.4.
Oconee County, for the second day in a row, did not add any new cases of COVID-19, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases remained unchanged at 3.4 cases per day. The county had not added any new cases last Monday as well.
Clarke County added eight cases, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases in the county increased to 15.9 on Monday from 15.4 on Sunday.
Across the 10-county District, the seven-day rolling average, with the addition of the 39 cases, was 59.7 added cases per day, down from 59.9 on Sunday.
The Department of Community Health reported no new cases of COVID-19 or deaths from the disease at the 44 facilities in the Northeast Health District covered by the Department’s Long-Term Care Facility Report.
Hospital Report, Vaccines
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 (37) increased by five from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (60) increased by two from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (30) was unchanged from the day before.
The number of COVID-19 patients now has increased each of the last four days.
The Department of Public Health released data on Monday showing that 16.6 percent of the population of the Northeast Health District is now fully vaccinated.
The figure had been 16.5 on Sunday.
The District is not keeping up with the state, which has 19.4 percent of the population vaccinated. That figure had been 19.2 on Sunday.
Oconee County has the highest percent of its population vaccinated in the 10-county District with 25.3 percent. Clarke County is at 18.4 percent.
These percentages are based on the population figures given by the Department of Public Health in the Daily Status Report.
The State Vaccine Distribution Dashboard reports higher percentages for the 10 counties in the Northeast Health District (it does not report the data for the District itself) by using lower estimates of the population sizes.
Across the state, the Department of Public Health added 957 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases decreased to 1,606.7 from 1,612.3 on Sunday.
The Daily Status Report added 27 confirmed COVID-19 deaths across the state on Monday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 33.0 from 34.1 on Sunday.
Only three of the 27 cases occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by day of occurrence decreased on Monday from Sunday.
The Department of Public Health removed one “probable” death from COVID-19 in Monday’s Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added “probable” deaths was 5.3, down from 5.4 on Sunday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Monday that the number of COVID-19 patients (1,223) at the state’s hospitals increased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,298) decreased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (1,001) increased from the day before.
The Department of Public Health on Monday reported data indicating that 19.4 percent of the state’s population is fully vaccinated, though the Vaccine Distribution Dashboard lists the percent fully vaccinated at a rounded 20 percent.
Across the state, 5,361,189 doses of the vaccine have been administered, representing 86.0 percent of the doses shipped to the state.
Johnson and Johnson has shipped 311,300 doses, but the Department of Public Health has not reported how many of those doses were administered before the hold was placed on the vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the percentage in Georgia that is fully vaccinated as 19.5.
Georgia has moved ahead of Alabama, which, at 19.3 percent, is the state with the lowest percentage of its population 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 Monday.
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