The Georgia Department of Public Health reported that the Northeast Health District added 60 new cases of COVID-19 in the week ending on May 3, based on the Department’s electronic tracking system.
The number of cases added a week earlier had been 76.
The Department of Public Health reported two new confirmed death from COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District in its report on Wednesday.
One of those was in Clarke County.
The Department of Public Health also had reported two new deaths in the Northeast Health District on Wednesday of last week.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rated the Transmission Rate for COVID-19 in Oconee County as High. It had been Low a week earlier.
The CDC rated the transmission rate in Clarke County as Moderate, the same as last week.
Although the Department of Public Health is releasing a report only weekly, it is gathering data on a daily basis, and the weekly report includes a data file containing case counts each day, ending on a Wednesday.
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The Department of Public Health switched to weekly, rather than daily, case counts in April of last year in part because of a concern that its counts under-represent the actual number of cases.
At-home test results are not included in the electronic reporting system.
The average number of added cases per day in the last seven days ending on May 3 in the Northeast Health District was 8.6, down from 10.9 last week.
Oconee County added seven new case in the seven days ending on Wednesday.
The county had added only one new cases in the seven days ending on April 26.
Clarke County added 15 new cases in the seven days ending on May 3. It had added 24 cases in the week ending on April 26.
The unstandardized rolling average of added cases in Oconee County on May 3 was 0.4. It had been was 0.3 on April 26.
The unstandardized seven-day rolling average of added cases in Clarke County on May 3 was 1.9. It had been 3.1 on April 26.
The confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District in the May 3 report were in Clarke and Barrow counties.
The Clarke County death was of a 90-plus-year-old female without a chronic condition.
Clarke County now has 251 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in February of 2020, or 195.1 per 100,000 population.
The Northeast Health District now has recorded 1,758 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 since February of 2020, or 331.6 deaths per 100,000 population.
Clarke County has the lowest rate of deaths per 100,000 population among the 10 counties in the Northeast Health District, followed by Oconee County, with 253.6 confirmed deaths per 100,000 population.
The Northeast Health District reported 195 “probable” deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, the same as last week.
The Georgia Department of Public Health’s 10-county Northeast Health District includes, in addition to Oconee and Clarke counties, Barrow, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oglethorpe, and Walton.
The Georgia Department of Public Health is no longer reporting data on COVID-19 hospitalizations at area hospitals, and the data available from the U.S. Health and Human Services are two weeks old when released.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the Transmission Rate of COVID-19 in Oconee County as High and Clarke County as Moderate, based on total number of new cases per 100,000 population in the last seven days and the percentage of Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests that are positive during the last seven days, ending on Thursday.
Oconee County had been rated as Low and Clarke as Moderate in terms of Rate of Transmission last week.
Barrow County was rated as Substantial in term so of Transmission Rate on Thursday.
Morgan, Oglethorpe, Madison, and Elbert counties were rated as Moderate.
Greene, Walton, and Jackson were rated as Low.
The CDC scale is High, Substantial, Moderate, or Low.
We're still doing this? Must be a really slow news day.
By the way, a 90-year-old woman DOES have a "chronic condition."
It's called "Old Age," the most important "chronic condition" one can have.
Tell you what: Post the incidence of influenza virus or RSV, since not only does every coughing illness get a SARS-CoV-2 test but those other two also.
And the deaths in those "without chronic illnesses."
With respect, of course.
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