Friday: Georgia sets record with 157 deaths

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From Staff Reports

THE SKINNY – Georgia established a new daily record with 157 deaths on Friday, the 4th consecutive day the state has been over 100. Locally, Coweta had 3 deaths which is the most in a day since recording 3 on Oct. 9.

The Daily Status Report of the COVID-19 pandemic has been issued by the Georgia Department of Public Health for Friday, Jan. 15.

COWETA COUNTY CASES

Coweta County confirmed 70 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 3 deaths and 0 hospitalizations. The 3 deaths pushed the week’s total to 8, the most deaths in a week here in Coweta since the pandemic started. Coweta has now seen double-digit cases for a record-63 straight days, dating from Nov. 14. In addition, Coweta has been above 25 cases for the past 18 days.

Just 15 days into the month of January, the county has posted 998 cases for an average of 66.5 per day. There have been 12 deaths and 17 hospitalizations. The 998 cases have surpassed the total for every month except December (1620).

The age groups of 15-24 year-olds had the highest number of COVID cases on Friday with 15. Three groups – 25-34, 35-44 and 55-64 – had 10-or-more.

Here is the breakdown of age groups of Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Coweta County and changes (past 24 hours):

Ages 0 – 4 … 102 cases (+1 case)
Ages 5 – 14 … 370 cases (+3 cases)
Ages 15 – 24 … 942 cases  (+15 cases)
Ages 25 – 34 … 925 cases (+11 cases)
Ages 35 – 44 … 931 cases (+10 cases)
Ages 45 – 54 … 1127 cases (+8 cases)
Ages 55 – 64 … 889 cases (+10 cases)
Ages 65 – 74 … 564 cases (+5 cases)
Ages 75 – 84 … 288 cases (+4 cases)
Ages 85-plus … 119 cases (no change)
Age Unknown … 14 cases (+3 cases)

In Coweta, the cases by gender … Females 3258, Males 2987, Unknown 26.

In Coweta, the cases by race …White 3533, Black 1277, Asian 59, Other 3, Unknown 1399.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 6271 cases, 90 deaths (with an additional 6 probable deaths) and 232 hospitalizations since the pandemic began. Coweta ranks 24th among all Georgia counties for most cumulative cases and 31st in deaths.

The positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 10.6 percent, and in the last two weeks, is at 18.6 percent.

GEORGIA CASES

On Friday, Georgia confirmed its 6th-highest case total for a day with 7348 and set a daily high for deaths with 157. It’s the fourth consecutive day of over 100 deaths – Tuesday (145), Wednesday (136), Thursday (141) and today – which is the only time that has happened during the pandemic. It’s the 10th time the state has had 100-or-more deaths in a single day.

Case-wise, today’s total marked the 39th time in the past 40 days that Georgia has posted 3000-or-more cases.

Also on Friday, Georgia had 315 hospitalizations and 50 ICU admits.

Presently, 5,584 people in Georgia are hospitalized with COVID, which is 32.5 percent of all statewide hospital patients. The number of In-Patient Hospital Beds in use across the state on Friday is at 13,276 or at 87.0 percent capacity. ICU bed occupancy is at 2761 or 91.5 percent capacity. Adult Ventilators in use in GA is presently at 1618 (record-high) or 44.7 percent capacity.

Overall, Georgia has recorded cumulative totals of 668,068 cases, 10,878 deaths, 46,208 hospitalizations and 7919 ICU admits since the pandemic began.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 10.9 percent, and in the last two weeks, it is at 19.0 percent.

Georgia’s single-day highs follow: cases (10,379 on Jan. 8); deaths (157 on Jan. 15); hospitalizations (611 on Jan. 6); ICU admits (97 on Aug. 12).

CASES IN NEIGHBORING COUNTIES

The confirmed cumulative cases-deaths in neighboring counties (changes past 24 hours).

Fulton … 60,380 – 808 (+613 cases, +18 deaths)
Coweta … 6271 – 90 (+70 cases, +3 deaths)
Carroll … 5853 – 101 (+58 cases)
Troup … 4642 – 131 (+55 cases, 2 deaths)
Fayette … 4504 – 81 (+59 cases, +1 death)
Spalding … 2971 – 97 (+22 cases)
Meriwether … 1055 – 22 (+11 cases)
Heard … 478 – 12 (+4 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 Jan. 15 (Friday) data.

Ansley Park Health & Rehabilitation – NH … 16 residents, 0 deaths, 16 staff
Avalon Health & Rehabilitation – NH … 48 residents, 11 deaths, 26 staff, 35 residents recovered
Insignia of Newnan – PCH … 27 residents, 5 deaths, 11 staff, 22 residents recovered
Monarch House – PCH … 4 residents, 0 deaths, 4 staff, 1 resident recovered
Newnan Health & Rehabilitation – NH … 46 residents, 12 deaths, 23 staff, 42 residents recovered
Watercrest Assisted Living & Memory Care – PCH … 9 residents, 0 deaths, 13 staff, 6 residents recovered
Wesley Woods of Newnan/PTC – NH … 0 residents, 1 death, 6 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 … 1620 cases (52.3 per day), 10 deaths, 36 hospitalizations
January … 998 cases (66.5 per day), 12 deaths, 17 hospitalizations

Single-month highs:  1620 cases (December), 52.3 cases per day (December), 21 deaths (September) and 36 hospitalizations (December).

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
Dec. 13-19 … 368 cases (52.6 per day),  0 deaths, 9 hospitalizations
Dec. 20-26 … 458 cases (65.4 per day), 5 deaths,  8 hospitalizations
Dec. 27-Jan. 2 … 495 cases (70.7 per day), 1 death, 11 hospitalizations
Jan. 3-9 … 457 cases (65.2  per day), 4 deaths, 11 hospitalizations
Jan. 10-16 … 388 cases (64.7 per day), 8 deaths, 5 hospitalizations

Single-week highs: 495 cases (Dec. 27-Jan. 2), 70.7 cases per day (Dec. 27-Jan. 2), 8 deaths (Jan. 10-16) and 11 hospitalizations (July 26-Aug. 1 • Dec. 27-Jan. 2 • Jan. 3-9).

COWETA COUNTY DAY-BY-DAY

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

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
Friday, Jan. 1 … 5370 cases (+97), 78 deaths (0), 216 hospitalized (+3)
Saturday, Jan. 2 … 5426 cases (+56), 78 deaths (0), 216 hospitalized (0)
Sunday, Jan. 3 … 5506 cases (+80), 78 deaths (0), 216 hospitalized (0)
Monday, Jan. 4 … 5533 cases (+27), 78 deaths (0), 216 hospitalized (0)
Tuesday, Jan. 5 … 5572 cases (+39),  80 deaths (+2),  220 hospitalized (+4)
Wednesday, Jan. 6 … 5619 cases (+47),  81 deaths (+1),  224 hospitalized (+4)
Thursday, Jan. 7 … 5679 cases (+60),  81 deaths (0),  224 hospitalized (0)
Friday, Jan. 8 … 5762 cases (+83),  81 deaths (0),  225 hospitalized (+1)
Saturday, Jan. 9 … 5883 cases (+121),  82 deaths (+1),  227 hospitalized (+2)
Sunday, Jan. 10 … 5973 cases (+90),  82 deaths (0),  227 hospitalized (0)
Monday, Jan. 11 … 6036 cases (+63),  82 deaths (0),  227 hospitalized (0)
Tuesday, Jan. 12 … 6079 cases (+43),  84 deaths (+2),  227 hospitalized (0)
Wednesday, Jan. 13 … 6136 cases (+57),  86 deaths (+2),  229 hospitalized (+2)
Thursday, Jan. 14 … 6201 cases (+65), 87 deaths (+1), 232 hospitalized (+3)
Friday, Jan. 15 … 6271 cases (+70),  90 deaths (+3),  232 hospitalized (0)

Single-day highs: 160 cases (Dec. 31), 4 deaths (Aug. 13), 6 hospitalizations (May 12), 63 consecutive days in double-digit cases (Nov. 14-present).

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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