Friday: Georgia surpasses 15,000 COVID-related deaths

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THE SKINNY – Georgia recorded 18 COVID-related deaths on Friday, enough to push the state’s cumulative total to over 15,000.

The Daily Status Report of the COVID-19 pandemic has been issued by the Georgia Department of Public Health for Friday, Feb. 26. Below is data from the Georgia DPH on Coweta County, neighboring counties and the state of Georgia.

COWETA COUNTY CASES

Coweta County confirmed 46 new COVID-19 cases on Friday with 0 deaths and 2 hospitalizations. The 46 cases were the most in Coweta since posting 63 on Feb. 4. It also extended the county’s streak of double-digit cases to 105, dating f rom Nov. 14.

Today’s 2 hospitalizations made it 9 of the last 10 days in which Coweta had at least 1 person hospitalized.

In the past 7 days, Coweta has logged 191 COVID cases (27.3 per day), 5 deaths and 12 hospitalizations.

For the month of February, Coweta has posted 774 cases (29.8 per day), a record-high 39 deaths and 35 hospitalizations. Coweta, by comparison, posted 1866 cases or 60.2 per day with 31 deaths and 32 hospitalizations in January.

The positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 10.7 percent, and in the last two weeks stands at 9.5 percent.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 7913 cases, 148 deaths (with an additional 12 probable deaths) and 277 hospitalizations since the pandemic began. Coweta ranks 24th in Georgia (out of 159 counties) in cumulative cases and 22nd in deaths due to COVID.

The age group of 35-44 had the most new COVID cases on Friday with 12.

Here is the breakdown of age groups of confirmed cumulative COVID-19 cases in Coweta County (and Friday’s totals):

AGE GROUP … Cases (Change)
Ages 0 – 4 … 124 cases (0)
Ages 5 – 14 … 491 cases (+2)
Ages 15 – 24 … 1128 cases (+8)
Ages 25 – 34 … 1151 cases (+8)
Ages 35 – 44 … 1202 cases (+12)
Ages 45 – 54 … 1416 cases (+4)
Ages 55 – 64 … 1161 cases (+5)
Ages 65 – 74 … 705 cases (+5)
Ages 75 – 84 … 358 cases (+2)
Ages 85-plus … 156 cases (0)
Age Unknown … 21 cases (0)

In Coweta, the cases by gender … Females 4155, Males 3729, Unknown 29.

In Coweta, the cases by race …White 4491, Black 1597, Asian 84, Other 4, Unknown 1737.

GEORGIA CASES

On Friday, Georgia confirmed 2208 new cases of COVID-19 with 18 deaths, 174 hospitalizations and 51 ICU admits. The 18 deaths push Georgia’s cumulative total to 15,007 since the pandemic began.

All four census number categories dropped slightly on Friday. ICU bed occupancy dropped to 2474 (down 15 from Thursday) or 80.5 percent capacity. The number of In-Patient Hospital Beds in use across the state is at 12,443 (down 162) or at 81.5 percent capacity. COVID patients hospitalized in Georgia stands at 2016 (down 91) which is 12.7 percent of all statewide hospital patients. It’s the lowest number since late November.  And Adult Ventilators use dropped to 1176 (down 32) or 31.9 percent capacity.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 11.1 percent, and in the last two weeks, it is at 7.9 percent.

To date, Georgia has recorded cumulative totals of 814,820 cases, 15,007 deaths, 55,778 hospitalizations and 9087 ICU admits since the pandemic began.

Georgia’s single-day highs follow: cases (10,379 on Jan. 8); deaths (184 on Feb. 12); hospitalizations (611 on Jan. 6); ICU admits (97 on Aug. 12).

CASES IN NEIGHBORING COUNTIES

The confirmed cumulative cases-deaths in neighboring counties (and Friday’s totals) are listed below.

COUNTY … Cases-Deaths (Change)
Fulton … 74,050 – 1045(249 cases)
Coweta …7913 – 148 (46 cases)
Carroll … 6974 – 122 (14 cases)
Fayette … 5998 – 129 (62 cases, 1 death)
Troup … 5520 – 162 (14 cases)
Spalding … 3605– 127 (13 cases)
Meriwether … 1417 – 49 (4 cases)
Heard … 593 – 13 (0 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 Feb. 26 (Friday) data. There were no changes in the past 24 hours.

Ansley Park Health & Rehabilitation – NH … 30 residents, 2 deaths, 19 staff, 0 residents recovered
Avalon Health & Rehabilitation – NH … 55 residents, 12 deaths, 30 staff, 43 residents recovered
Brookdale Newnan – PCH … 1 resident, 0 deaths, 4 staff, 1 resident recovered
Insignia of Newnan – PCH … 27 residents, 5 deaths, 12 staff, 22 residents recovered
Monarch House – PCH … 4 residents, 1 death, 4 staff, 3 residents recovered
Newnan Health & Rehabilitation – NH … 46 residents, 12 deaths, 25 staff, 42 residents recovered
Watercrest Assisted Living & Memory Care – PCH … 13 residents, 0 deaths, 16 staff, 10 residents recovered
Wesley Woods of Newnan/PTC – NH … 0 residents, 1 death, 6 staff, 0 residents recovered
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 (Cases Per Day), 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 … 1866 cases (60.2 per day), 31 deaths, 32 hospitalizations
February … 774 cases (29.8 per day), 39 deaths, 35 hospitalizations

Single-month highs:  1866 cases (January), 60.2 cases per day (January), 39 deaths (February) 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
Jan. 24-30 … 362 cases (51.7 per day), 7 deaths, 9 hospitalizations
Jan. 31-Feb. 6 … 282 cases (40.3 per day), 12 deaths, 7 hospitalizations
Feb. 7-13 … 184 cases (26.3 per day), 12 deaths, 6 hospitalizations
Feb. 14-20 …189 cases (27.0 per day), 10 deaths, 10 hospitalizations
Feb. 21-27 … 160 cases (26.7 per day), 5 deaths, 10 hospitalizations

Single-week highs: 495 cases (Dec. 27-Jan. 2), 70.7 cases per day (Dec. 27-Jan. 2), 12 deaths (Jan. 31-Feb. 6; Feb. 7-13) and 11 hospitalizations (3 times, last 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 Feb. 1 is listed below from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
Monday, Feb. 1 … 7170 cases (+31), 110 deaths (+1), 246 hospitalized (0)
Tuesday, Feb. 2 … 7196 cases (+26), 112 deaths (+2), 247 hospitalized (+1)
Wednesday, Feb. 3 … 7229 cases (+33), 114 deaths (+2), 247 hospitalized (0)
Thursday, Feb. 4 … 7292 cases (+63), 114 deaths (0), 249 hospitalized (+2)
Friday, Feb. 5 … 7334 cases (+42), 117 deaths (+3), 251 hospitalized (+2)
Saturday, Feb. 6 … 7377 cases (+43), 121 deaths (+4), 253 hospitalized (+2)
Sunday, Feb. 7 … 7414 cases (+37), 121 deaths (0), 253 hospitalized (0)
Monday, Feb. 8 … 7434 cases (+20), 121 deaths (0), 253 hospitalized (0)
Tuesday, Feb. 9 … 7452 cases (+18), 122 deaths (+1), 254 hospitalized (+1)
Wednesday, Feb. 10 … 7468 cases (+16), 125 deaths (+3), 255 hospitalized (+1)
Thursday, Feb. 11 … 7512 cases (+44), 129 deaths (+4), 256 hospitalized (+1)
Friday, Feb. 12 … 7536 cases (+24), 133 deaths (+4), 259 hospitalized (+3)
Saturday, Feb. 13 … 7564 cases (+28), 133 deaths (0), 259 hospitalized (0)
Sunday, Feb. 14 … 7582 cases (+18), 133 deaths (0), 259 hospitalized (0)
Monday, Feb. 15 … 7620 cases (+38), 133 deaths (0), 259 hospitalized (0)
Tuesday, Feb. 16 … 7637 cases (+17), 135 deaths (+2), 259 hospitalized (0)
Wednesday, Feb. 17 … 7655 cases (+18), 136 deaths (+1), 260 hospitalized (+1)
Thursday, Feb. 18 … 7690 cases (+35), 140 deaths (+4), 263 hospitalized (+3)
Friday, Feb. 19 … 7722 cases (+32), 143 deaths (+3), 265 hospitalized (+2)
Saturday, Feb. 20 … 7753 cases (+31), 143 deaths (0), 269 hospitalized (+4)
Sunday, Feb. 21 … 7778 cases (+25), 143 deaths (0), 269 hospitalized (0)
Monday, Feb. 22 … 7797 cases (+19), 143 deaths (0), 270 hospitalized (+1)
Tuesday, Feb. 23 … 7821 cases (+24), 145 deaths (+2), 271 hospitalized (+1)
Wednesday, Feb. 24 … 7849 cases (+28), 145 deaths (0), 272 hospitalized (+1)
Thursday, Feb. 25 … 7867 cases (+18), 148 deaths (+3), 275 hospitalized (+3)
Friday, Feb. 26 … 7913 cases (+46), 148 deaths (0), 277 hospitalized (+2)

Single-day highs: 160 cases (Dec. 31), 4 deaths (5 times, last Feb. 18), 6 hospitalizations (May 12), 105 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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