COVID-19: GDPH and CDC report that Georgia’s statewide cases are now trending down

Friday the Georgia Department of Public Health released some positive indicators in the state’s fight against COVID-19 in Georgia. Gov. Brian Kemp reported that between Aug. 3 – 9, the statewide case numbers decreased by 7%. In addition, the Center for Disease Control report indicates that Georgia has experienced a 22% decrease in case numbers over the past two weeks relative to the two weeks prior to that, and that it has seen a downward trajectory of cases for two weeks now.

The highest percentage of case numbers still come from the high population counties in metro Atlanta (Fulton, Gwinnett, DeKalb, Cobb have the highest case numbers) but these counties are too experiencing decreases now.

The following is a snapshot of the statistics reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. Gwinnett County is reporting seven more deaths and Walton County is reporting one more death in the past 48 hours. Georgia is reporting 33 more deaths and 2,674 more cases in the last 24 hours. 

Walton County

Cases – 1,233 – 35 in the past 48 hours and 296 in the last two weeks.
Cases per 100,000 – 1,323
Total deaths – 42 – that’s 1 more death reported over the past 48 hours
Hospitalized – 135 – That’s 3 more hospitalizations reported in the past 48 hours. 

Gwinnett County

Cases – 21,534 – that’s 359 reported in the past 48 hours 3,421 more cases reported in the past two weeks
Cases per 100,000 – 2,217
Total deaths – 289 – That’s 6 more deaths reported in the last 48 hours
Hospitalized – 2,254 – that’s 19 more reported in the past 24 hours

Georgia

Confirmed cases – 237,030 – that is 1,873 more cases reported in the past 24 hours, 5,135 in the past 48 hours
ICU admissions – 4,050 – That’s 51 more ICU admissions in the past 48 hours Hospitalizations – 22,087 That’s 59 more hospitalizations reported in the past 24 hours, 269 in the past 48 hours
Total deaths – 4,538 – That is 33 more deaths reported in the past 24 hours, 164 in the past 48 hours

A total of 2,005,273 viral tests have been performed and 253,837 antibody tests. That is 17,207 viral test results reported in the last 24 hours. Of the viral tests performed collectively, 215,528 (10.7 %) have come back positive and 17,969 (7.1%) antibody tests have come back positive.

Walton County Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities (cumulative) No more deaths reported in Walton County nursing homes or assisted living facilities in the last 24 hours.

Great Oak, Monroe – 2 staff members and 1 resident at Great Oaks is reported in the past 24 hours as testing positive

Magnolia Senior Living – Loganville – (Gwinnett County) has 1 staff member who has tested positive

Park Place, Monroe – 90 confirmed resident cases, 34 confirmed staff cases, 23 deaths reported – that is no more staff member to test positive in the past 24 hours
The Retreat at Loganville Pearl Memory Care Building – 23 confirmed resident cases, four deaths – 16 recovered – That’s no more confirmed case in the past 24 hours
The Retreat at Loganville: two confirmed resident case, one reported recovered, two staff cases, no deaths – That’s no more confirmed case in the past 24 hours

Hollander Senior Living, Monroe, 1 confirmed staff case, no deaths – That’s no more staff cases reported in past 24 hours

Social Circle Nursing and Rehab in Social Circle is reporting that 8 residents and 9 staff members tested positive for COVID-19 and one resident death was reported. That is no more residents and 3 more staff members reported positive in the past 24 hours.

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