The Georgia Department of Public Health reported that the Northeast Health District added 157 new cases of COVID-19 in the week ending on Oct. 11, based on the Department’s electronic tracking system.
The Department of Public Health reported nearly the same number of new cases, 154, in the week ending on Oct. 4.
It had reported 193 new cases in the week ending on Sept. 27, 231 new cases in the week ending on Sept. 20, and 411 new cases in the week ending on Sept.13.
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 one new confirmed death from the disease in its reports on Oct. 4.
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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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 Oct. 11 was 22.4, up just slightly from the 22.0 last week.
Oconee County added eight new cases in the seven days ending on Oct. 11.
Oconee County had added 17 new cases in the week ending on Oct. 4
Clarke County added 37 new cases in the seven days ending on Oct. 11. It had 48 new cases in the seven days ending on Oct. 4.
The unstandardized rolling average of added cases in Oconee County on Oct. 11 was 1.1. It had been 2.6 on Oct. 11.
The unstandardized seven-day rolling average of added cases in Clarke County on Oct. 11 was 5.4. On Oct. 4, it was 7.0.
The total number of deaths in the Northeast Health District from the disease now stands at 1,778, or 335.4 deaths per 100,000 population.
Clarke County, with 253 confirmed deaths from COVID-19, has the lowest rate of deaths in the 10-county Northeast Health District, at 196.6 per 100,000 population.
Oconee County, with 108 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, has the second lowest rate of deaths, with 258.4 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.