Friday: Coweta, Georgia each set single-day highs for COVID cases

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From Staff Reports

The Daily Status Report of the COVID-19 pandemic has been issued by the Georgia Department of Public Health for Friday, Dec. 18.

COWETA COUNTY CASES

On Friday, Coweta County confirmed a total of 72 new cases of COVID-19 which is the county’s highest single-day total since the pandemic began. It surpassed the old high of 67 from Nov. 17. No deaths or hospitalizations were reported today.

Coweta has now been above 30 cases for 10 straight days and has posted double-digit cases for 35 consecutive days.  With one more day to go, Coweta has also broken the record for cases in a week (Sunday-Saturday) with 329 or 54.8 per day. The previous weekly high of 300 was recorded just last week.

In the past 24 hours, the age group of 35-44 year olds had 15 new cases of COVID for the highest of any group.

Here is the breakdown of age groups of Confirmed COVID-19 cases and changes (past 24 hours) in Coweta County:
Ages 0 – 4 … 65 cases (+2 cases)
Ages 5 – 14 … 245 cases (+6 cases)
Ages 15 – 24 … 708 cases (+11 cases)
Ages 25 – 34 … 676 cases (+7 cases)
Ages 35 – 44 … 669 cases (+15 cases)
Ages 45 – 54 … 783 cases(+12 cases)
Ages 55 – 64 … 628 cases (+8 cases)
Ages 65 – 74 … 387 cases (+8 cases)
Ages 75 – 84 … 185 cases (+2 cases)
Ages 85-plus … 82 cases (+1 case)
Age Unknown … 6 cases (no change)

In Coweta, the cases by gender … Females 2289, Males 2127, Unknown 18.

In Coweta, the cases by race …White 2462, Black 950, Asian 39, Other 2, Unknown 981.

For the month of December, the county has posted 781 cases for an average of 43.4 per day with 4 deaths and 19 hospitalizations. The 781 cases is 2nd-highest monthly total, trailing only August with 953 cases. The 43.4 daily rate is ahead of the high mark for a month which was 30.7, also in August.

To date, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 4434 cases, 72 deaths (with an additional 5 probable deaths) and 196 hospitalizations. Coweta remains 25th among all Georgia counties for most cumulative cases.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 8.6 percent, and in the last two weeks, is at 13.2 percent.

GEORGIA CASES

Georgia also set a single-day high for cases on Friday with 6092, bettering the old mark of 6062 on Dec. 10. It’s only the 2nd time that Georgia has been over 6000 cases in a day since the start of the coronavirus and pushed the cumulative total over 500,000.

Other Friday numbers included 38 deaths, 346 hospitalizations and 42 ICU admits. It is the 4th-consecutive day with 300-or-more hospitalizations, just one shy of the high of 5 days (July 28-Aug. 1).

Presently, there are 3107 people in Georgia hospitalized with COVID, which is 19.2 percent of all statewide hospital patients. The number of In-Patient Hospital Beds in use across the state is 12,986 or at 85.7 percent capacity. ICU bed occupancy is 2516 or 86.2 percent capacity. Adult Ventilators in use in GA is presently at 1250 or 35.2 percent capacity.

Overall, Georgia has recorded cumulative totals of 500,265 cases, 9396 deaths, 39,064 hospitalizations and 7009 ICU admits.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 9.6 percent, and in the last two weeks, it stands at 13.3 percent.

Georgia’s single-day highs follow: cases (6092 on Dec. 18); deaths (122 on Aug. 11); hospitalizations (506 on April 7); ICU admits (97 on Aug. 12).

CASES IN NEIGHBORING COUNTIES

The confirmed cases-deaths in neighboring counties and changes (past 24 hours).
Fulton … 44,811 – 717 (+556 cases, +3 deaths)
Carroll … 4813 – 91 (+59 cases, +2 deaths)
Coweta … 4434 – 72 (+72 cases)
Troup … 3684 – 120 (+39 cases)
Fayette … 3234 – 65 (+38 cases)
Spalding … 2291 – 81 (+18 cases)
Meriwether … 732 – 19 (+15 cases)
Heard … 379 – 9 (+2 cases)

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY REPORT – COWETA COUNTY

The Long-Term Care Report with data from Coweta County facilities is below.

The report originates from the Georgia Department of Community Health and lists the cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases for residents and staff, as well as the number of deaths and number of residents who have recovered.

Data below includes the Dec. 18 (Friday) data.

Ansley Park Health & Rehabilitation – NH … 2 residents, 0 deaths, 10 staff
Avalon Health & Rehabilitation – NH … 47 residents, 11 deaths, 23 staff, 35 residents recovered
Benton House of Newnan – PCH … 0 residents, 0 deaths, 1 staff
Insignia of Newnan – PCH … 27 residents, 5 deaths, 11 staff, 18 residents recovered
Monarch House – PCH … 0 residents, 0 deaths, 3 staff
Newnan Health & Rehabilitation – NH … 46 residents, 12 deaths, 21 staff, 42 residents recovered
Watercrest Assisted Living & Memory Care – PCH … 3 residents, 0 deaths, 10 staff, 3 residents recovered
Wesley Woods of Newnan/PTC – NH … 0 residents, 0 deaths, 4 staff
Abbreviations: NH (Nursing Home), PCH (Personal Care Home)

To view this report in its entirety, visit: https://dch.georgia.gov/.

COWETA COUNTY MONTH-BY MONTH

The month-by-month cumulative breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Coweta County from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

MONTH … Confirmed Cases, Deaths, Hospitalizations
March … 41 cases (1.4 per day), 2 deaths
April … 154 cases (5.1 per day), 2 deaths
May … 222 cases (7.2 per day), 5 deaths, 14 hospitalizations
June … 250 cases (8.3 per day), 6 deaths, 9 hospitalizations
July … 629 cases (20.3 per day), 4 deaths, 32 hospitalizations
August … 953 cases (30.7 per day), 7 deaths, 16 hospitalizations
September … 379 cases (12.6 per day), 21 deaths, 24 hospitalizations
October … 385 cases (12.4 per day), 16 deaths, 20 hospitalizations
November … 640 cases (21.3 per day), 5 deaths, 25 hospitalizations
December … 781 cases (43.4 per day), 4 deaths, 19 hospitalizations

Single-month highs:  953 cases (August), 30.7 cases per day (August), 21 deaths (September) and 32 hospitalizations (July).

COWETA COUNTY WEEK-BY-WEEK

The week-by-week cumulative breakdown for the past 4 weeks and the present week of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Coweta County from the Georgia Department of Public Health is listed below.

WEEK … Confirmed Cases (Avg. per day), Deaths, Hospitalizations
Nov. 15-21 … 255 cases (36.4 per day), 3 deaths, 5 hospitalizations
Nov. 22-28 … 202 cases (28.9 per day), 1 death, 12 hospitalizations
Nov. 29-Dec. 5 … 185 cases (26.4 per day),  3 deaths,  8 hospitalizations
Dec. 6-12 … 300 cases (42.9 per day),  1 death, 4 hospitalizations
Dec. 13-19 … 329 cases (54.8 per day),  0 deaths, 8 hospitalizations

Single-week highs: 329 cases (Dec. 13-19), 42.9 cases per day (Dec. 6-12), 6 deaths (Sept. 6-12) and 11 hospitalizations (July 26-Aug. 1).

COWETA COUNTY DAY-BY-DAY

The day-by-day cumulative breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations in Coweta County since Dec. 1 is listed below from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
Tuesday, Dec. 1 … 3675 cases (+22),  68 deaths (0),  178 hospitalized (+1)
Wednesday, Dec. 2 … 3711 cases (+36),  69 deaths (+1),  182 hospitalized (+4)
Thursday, Dec. 3 … 3740 cases (+29),  69 deaths (0),  184 hospitalized (+2)
Friday, Dec. 4 … 3779 cases (+39),  70 deaths (+1),  184 hospitalized (0)
Saturday, Dec. 5 … 3805 cases (+26), 71 deaths (+1), 184 hospitalized (0)
Sunday, Dec. 6 … 3831 cases (+26), 71 deaths (0), 184 hospitalized (0)
Monday, Dec. 7 … 3876 cases (+45),  71 deaths (0),  185 hospitalized (+1)
Tuesday, Dec. 8 … 3904 cases (+28),  71 deaths (0),  186 hospitalized (+1)
Wednesday, Dec. 9 … 3950 cases (+46),  71 deaths (0),  186 hospitalized (0)
Thursday, Dec. 10 … 4003 cases (+53), 71 deaths (0),  186 hospitalized (0)
Friday, Dec. 11 … 4056 cases (+53), 72 deaths (+1), 187 hospitalized (+1)
Saturday, Dec. 12 … 4105 cases (+49), 72 deaths (0), 188 hospitalized (+1)
Sunday, Dec. 13 … 4165 cases (+60), 72 deaths (0), 188 hospitalized (0)
Monday, Dec. 14 … 4202 cases (+37), 72 deaths (0), 188 hospitalized (0)
Tuesday, Dec. 15 … 4243 cases (+41),  72 deaths (0),  192 hospitalized (+4)
Wednesday, Dec. 16 … 4302 cases (+59),  73 deaths (+1),  193 hospitalized (+1)
Thursday, Dec. 17 … 4362 cases (+60),  72 deaths (–1),  196 hospitalized (+3)
Friday, Dec. 18 … 4434 cases (+72),  72 deaths (0),  196 hospitalized (0)

Single-day highs: 72 cases (Dec. 18), 4 deaths (Aug. 13), 6 hospitalizations (May 12), 41 consecutive days in double-digit cases (July 21-Aug. 30).

The next Daily Status Report generated by the Georgia Department of Public Health will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

To access this daily report, visit: https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.

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