The Georgia Department of Public Health reported that the Northeast Health District added 84 new cases of COVID-19 in the week ending on May 10, based on the Department’s electronic tracking system.
The number of cases added a week earlier had been 60. The number of cases has been up and down slightly in recent weeks.
The Department of Public Health reported one new confirmed death from COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District in its report on Wednesday.
The Department of Public Health had reported two new deaths in the Northeast Health District on Wednesday of last week.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has discontinued its reporting of community level COVID-19 data, such as Transmission Rates.
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 10 in the Northeast Health District was 12.0, up from 8.6 last week.
Oconee County added five new case in the seven days ending on Wednesday. The county had added seven new cases in the seven days ending on May 3.
Clarke County added 22 new cases in the seven days ending on May 10. It had added 15 cases in the week ending on May 3.
The unstandardized rolling average of added cases in Oconee County on May 10 was 0.6. It had been was 0.4 on May 3.
The unstandardized seven-day rolling average of added cases in Clarke County on May 10 was 2.7. It had been 1.9 on May 3.
The confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District in the May 10 report was in Jackson County.
The Northeast Health District now has recorded 1,759 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 since February of 2020, or 331.8 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 (195.1), 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.