The Georgia Department of Public Health reported that the Northeast Health District added 39 new cases of COVID-19 in the week ending on June 14, based on the Department’s electronic tracking system.
The number of cases added a week earlier in the Northeast Health District had been 17. The number of cases added had fallen four weeks in a row prior to the increase in the report released on June. 14.
The Department of Public Health reported no new confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District in its report on Wednesday.
The Department of Public Health had reported two new confirmed deaths on June 7.
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 June 14 in the Northeast Health District was 5.6, up from 2.4 on June 7.
Oconee County added seven new case in the seven days ending on Wednesday.
Oconee County had added no new cases in the week ending on June 7, the first time it had not added a new case since the Department of Public Health began releasing weekly rather than daily reports in April of 2022.
Clarke County also added 23 new cases in the seven days ending on June 14. It had added 11 cases in the week ending on June 7.
The unstandardized rolling average of added cases in Oconee County on June 14 was 0.4. It had been was 0.1 on June 7.
The unstandardized seven-day rolling average of added cases in Clarke County on June 14 was 2.7. It had been 1.4 on June 7.
The Northeast Health District now has recorded 1,766 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 since February of 2020, or 333.1 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 with 195.8, followed by Oconee County, with 256.0 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.