The Georgia Department of Public Health reported that the Northeast Health District added 63 new cases of COVID-19 in the week ending on July 19, based on the Department’s electronic tracking system.
The number of cases added a week earlier in the Northeast Health District had been 71.
The Department of Public Health reported no new confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District in its report on Wednesday.
Rather, it removed from its list of confirmed deaths one reported earlier in Barrow County. It is possible the confirmed death was reassigned to another county not in the Northeast Health District.
The Department of Public Health also had not reported any new deaths from the disease in the week ending on July 12.
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 19 in the Northeast Health District was 9.0, down from 10.1 on July 12.
Oconee County added four new cases in the seven days ending on Wednesday.
Oconee County had added five new cases in the week ending on July 12.
Clarke County added 18 new cases in the seven days ending on July 19. It had added 26 cases in the week ending on July 12.
The unstandardized rolling average of added cases in Oconee County on July 19 was was 0.7. It had been 0.9 on July 12.
The unstandardized seven-day rolling average of added cases in Clarke County on July 19 was 3.1. It had been 4.1 on July 12.
With the removal of the confirmed death in Barrow County, the Northeast Health District has recorded 1,767 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 since February of 2020, or 333.3 deaths per 100,000 population.
Clarke County, with 252 confirmed deaths from the disease, has the lowest rate of deaths per 100,000 population among the 10 counties in the Northeast Health District with 195.8.
Oconee County, with 108 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, has the second lowest rate of deaths per 100,000 population, with 256.0 deaths per 100,000 population.
Barrow County now has 274 confirmed deaths from COVID-19, or 328.1 per 100,000, just below the District average.
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.