The Georgia Department of Public Health reported that the Northeast Health District added 71 new cases of COVID-19 in the week ending on July 12, based on the Department’s electronic tracking system.
The number of cases added a week earlier in the Northeast Health District had been 32. That week had included the holiday. The number of added cases had been 74 the week before that.
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 deaths from the disease in the week ending on July 5, including one in Oconee County.
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 July 12 in the Northeast Health District was 10.1, up from 4.6 on July 5.
Oconee County added five new cases in the seven days ending on Wednesday.
Oconee County had added six new cases in the week ending on July 5.
Clarke County added 26 new cases in the seven days ending on July 12. It had added eight cases in the week ending on July 5.
The unstandardized rolling average of added cases in Oconee County on July 12 was was 0.9. It had been 0.7 on July 5.
The unstandardized seven-day rolling average of added cases in Clarke County on July 12 was 4.1. It had been 1.4 on July 5.
The Northeast Health District has recorded 1,768 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 since February of 2020, or 333.5 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.
Oconee County has the second lowest rate of deaths per 100,000 population, with 256.0 deaths per 100,000 population
The Northeast Health District reported 196 “probable” deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, the same as a week earlier.
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.