Coweta County sets new monthly COVID-19 death record

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From Staff Reports

Coweta County confirmed three COVID-related deaths on Thursday, pushing the number to 48 in October which is an all-time monthly high since record-keeping began for the pandemic in February 2020.

The Georgia Department of Public Health Daily Status Report says Coweta has averaged 1.7 COVID-related deaths per day so far in October with three more days left on the calendar. The previous high was 46 deaths set last month. Coweta also recorded 41 deaths in February which ranks third.

Looking back at this month, Coweta tied records for most deaths in a week and in a single day. The county confirmed 15 deaths during the week of Oct. 9-15, tying the previous high of 15 from Sept. 11-17, 2021. And just a week earlier, Coweta had 13 deaths from Oct. 2-8.

Coweta had six COVID-related deaths on Oct. 15 which also tied the record initially set on Sept. 16, 2021. A day earlier, Coweta recorded five deaths. 

To date, Coweta County has confirmed 392 COVID-19 cases in October for an average of 14.0 per day. It also has had 86 people hospitalized which is the third-highest monthly total.

Coweta has confirmed a cumulative total of 12,685 cases, 329 deaths (with an additional 32 probable deaths) and 797 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.

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