Friday: Coweta sets single-day COVID records for cases, deaths, hospitalizations


From Staff Reports

The start of the Labor Day weekend here in Coweta County is certainly an ominous one when it comes to COVID-19.

Per the Georgia Department of Public Health, Coweta confirmed new single-day records in three categories – most COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations. 

Coweta posted 168 cases today, bettering the old mark of 160 set on Dec. 31, 2020. It also means the county recorded the most cases in a week (Aug. 28-Sept. 3) with 635 or an average of 90.7 per day. That comes on the heels of last week’s previous high mark of 530 cases.

Coweta had 5 COVID-related deaths on Friday, pushing past the high of 4 which occurred 11 times, the last on March 25, 2021. 

And finally, Coweta had 20 hospitalizations and doubled the record of 10, the last time that happened was a week ago.

Cumulative-wise, Coweta has now surpassed 11,000 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. Today’s record pushed the total to 11,053. Coweta also has 242 deaths and 532 hospitalizations since the pandemic started in March 2020.

Statewide, Georgia confirmed 9,085 COVID-19 cases today which is the 2nd-highest single-day total for the state. It was the most by Georgia since 8,957 on Jan. 9. Other numbers on Friday included 105 deaths, 468 hospitalizations (3rd-highest total), and 27 ICU admits.

Census-wise, Georgia set another single-day record with 2,092 Adult Ventilators in Use (53.0% capacity). The number of COVID Patients Hospitalized is 5,949 which is the 3rd-highest daily total. ICU Beds in Use is at 2,888 (3rd-highest) and In-Patient Hospital Beds in Use is at 13,513 (4th-highest).

Overall, Georgia has had 1,112,841 cumulative COVID-19 cases, 20,041 deaths, 74,245 hospitalizations and 12,135 ICU admits.

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