The Georgia Department of Public Health reported that the Northeast Health District added 230 new cases of COVID-19 in the week ending on Aug. 9, based on the Department’s electronic tracking system.
The Department of Public Heath did not issue a report two weeks ago, and the number of cases added last week after a two-week gap in reporting had been 224.
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 reported one new confirmed death from the disease a week ago.
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 Department of Public Health announced it was not releasing a report on July 26 to allow for a system update.
The average number of added cases per day in the last seven days ending on Aug. 9 in the Northeast Health District was 32.9, up from 16.0 in the 14 days ending on Aug. 2.
Oconee County added 11 new cases in the seven days ending on Aug. 9.
Oconee County had added 22 new cases in the 14 days ending on Aug. 2.
Clarke County added 47 new cases in the seven days ending on Aug. 9. It had added 74 cases in the 14 days ending on Aug. 2.
The unstandardized rolling average of added cases in Oconee County on Aug 9 was 1.7. It had been 1.9 on Aug. 2.
The unstandardized seven-day rolling average of added cases in Clarke County on Aug. 9 was 7.3. It had been 5.1 on Aug. 2.
The 1,768 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District represents 333.5 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.
The Northeast Health District reported 196 “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.