The Northeast Health District added 50 cases of COVID-19 in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Tuesday, leading to a drop in the seven-day rolling average of added cases for the second day in a row.
The District did not add any confirmed deaths attributed to the disease, and the seven-day rolling average of added confirmed deaths remained unchanged at 1.4 deaths per day.
With the addition of the 50 cases, the seven-day rolling average of added cases for the 10-county District fell to 55.9 cases per day from 59.7 on Monday.
Oconee County added three cases of COVID-19 in the Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average for added cases in the county increased to 3.6 from 3.4 on Monday.
Clarke County added nine cases, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases in Clarke County fell to 13.0 from 15.9 on Monday.
The Department of Community Health, in its Long-Term Care Facility Report on Tuesday, listed five new cases of COVID-19 among residents in long-term care facilities in the Northeast Health District.
Two of those were at University Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clarke County, and three were at Park Place Nursing Facility in Walton County.
Hospital Report, Vaccines
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 patients at area hospitals (38) increased by one from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (56) decreased by four from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (31) increased by one from the day before.
The number of COVID-19 patients has now increased each of the last five days. The number had been 24 on Thursday of last week.
The Department of Public Health released data on Tuesday showing that 16.8 percent of the population of the Northeast Health District is now fully vaccinated.
The figure had been 16.6 on Monday.
The District is not keeping up with the state, which has 19.8 percent of the population vaccinated, meaning that the District is behind the state in vaccinations by three full percentage points.
On Monday, the District had been behind the state by 2.8 percentage points.
Oconee County has the highest percent of its population vaccinated in the 10-county District with 25.6 percent. Clarke County is at 18.6 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 1,440 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases decreased to 1.523.1 from 1,606.7 on Monday
The Daily Status Report added 14 confirmed COVID-19 deaths across the state on Tuesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 32.7 from 33.0 on Monday.
Ten of the added 14 deaths occurred in the last 14 days, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dated by day of occurrence decreased just slightly on Tuesday from Monday.
The Daily Status Report eliminated five deaths from the Department of Public Health archives. These were deaths previously listed as confirmed as due to COVID-19 but which no longer meet the standard for inclusion.
The Department of Public Health added five “probable” deaths from COVID-19 in Tuesday’s Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added “probable” deaths was 4.7. down from 5.3 on Monday.
The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reported on Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 patients (1,221) at the state’s hospitals decreased from the day before, the number of ICU beds in use (2,346) increased from the day before, and the number of adult ventilators in use (1,002) increased from the day before.
The Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported data indicating that 19.8 percent of the state’s population is fully vaccinated, though the Vaccine Distribution Dashboard lists the percent fully vaccinated at a rounded 21 percent.
Across the state, 5,429,851 doses of the vaccine have been administered, representing 87.1 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 19.8.
Georgia has moved ahead of Alabama, which, at 19.7 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 Tuesday.
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