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1/ 🧵There's been a lot of talk about % positive in Georgia after today's briefing with @GovKemp and Dr. Toomey of @GaDPH. I wanted to provide some clarification. There are several % positive numbers on the DPH web site right now, and it can be confusing. #covid19ga #gapol
* Overall % Positive for all PCR tests. It's at 10.0% today, down from 11.0% in August.
* % Positive for PCR tests reported today. This fluctuates and can sometimes include old tests with high % positive due to data dumps.
* Overall % Positive for Antibody tests. (Ignore) Image
* 2 Week % Positive for state/counties (on the Testing map). This is all the positive labs _collected_ in the past 2 weeks divided by all the tests _collected_ in the past 2 weeks, so it's not affected by data dumps. USE THIS NUMBER!!!

It's down to 5.9% from 6.0% a week ago. Image
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1/ There's a "School Aged COVID-19 Surveillance Report" out from @GaDPH about COVID among kids 0-22. It's got some good information, but not a lot we didn't already know, and most of the graphs only go through 8/31, but here's a thread with my key takeaways... #covid19ga #gapol
2/ Statewide, cases among those <18 have been dropping since our July peak, with a small bump in early August as many schools started back up - mostly among 14-17 age range.
3/ Cases among 18-22yo spiked in late August, as colleges returned but data from this past week on the DPH site shows cases in 18-29 range falling in Sept. This is consistent with DPH data from counties with colleges.
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Evidence of the recent backlog we had in case reporting in GA... From late June to early July, while cases were rising sharply, we were under reporting because labs got behind. In recent weeks, we've been over reporting as labs catch up on the backlog. (1/4) #covid19ga #gapol
Our cases peaked and started falling the week ending July 11, before case reports peaked. Risk levels that are based on *reported* cases in the past week or two are very misleading, because we were reporting cases from July, for people who aren't even infectious anymore. (2/4)
But the backlog is clearing up. Last week, we started reporting fewer old cases, and this week is starting off even better, with 86% of reported cases current so far this week. (3/4)…
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#Georgia @GovKemp interview on @TheMeansReport illuminated Republican talking points for future elections: If it weren't for irresponsible residents, the #COVID19GA #pandemic wouldn't have been so bad.… I can see ads showing non-white people allegedly doing
something which may have spread the disease. Direct the voters' anger at the tens of thousands of dead & 100s of thousands who suffered at "bad" people instead of the do-nothing, self-serving policies of the politicians who had the means to take effective action but instead were
either too busy making political calculations, protecting their stock portfolios long enough to sell off theirs & lining up sweetheart deals for needed medical supplies & procedures or too ideologically committed to private property or a twisted version of American
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