January COVID: Coweta records most active, deadliest month yet

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From Staff Reports

THE SKINNY – January 2021 left its mark on Coweta County producing the most COVID-19 cases, highest daily case average and most deaths since the pandemic began.

COWETA COUNTY CASES

The month of January has finally come to an end and not a moment too soon for Coweta County. January saw Coweta confirm the most COVID-19 cases (1866), the highest average daily case rate (60.2 per day) and most deaths (31) in a month since the coronavirus started. And the 32 hospitalizations recorded were the 2nd-most in a month.

During the month, Coweta’s highest daily totals for cases came on Jan. 9 with 121. The highest daily totals for deaths were 3 (Jan. 15, Jan. 20, Jan. 26) and for hospitalizations were 4 (Jan. 5 and Jan. 6). The county is also in the midst of 34 consecutive days with 20-or-more cases, dating from Dec. 28.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed COVID-19 cumulative totals of 7139 cases, 109 deaths (with an additional 7 probable deaths) and 246 hospitalizations since last March.

Here is the breakdown of age groups of Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Coweta County from March 2020 to January 2021:

Ages 0 – 4 … 113 cases
Ages 5 – 14 … 440 cases
Ages 15 – 24 … 1034 cases 
Ages 25 – 34 … 1043 cases
Ages 35 – 44 … 1063 cases
Ages 45 – 54 … 1288 cases
Ages 55 – 64 … 1030 cases
Ages 65 – 74 … 638 cases
Ages 75 – 84 … 329 cases
Ages 85-plus … 146 cases
Age Unknown … 15 cases

In Coweta, the cases by gender … Females 3737, Males 3375, Unknown 27.

In Coweta, the cases by race …White 3975, Black 1458, Asian 72, Other 4, Unknown 1630.

GEORGIA CASES

Georgia ended January with 183,191 new cases of COVID-19, including 2698 deaths, 8153 hospitalizations and 982 ICU admits. Those totals break down to daily averages of 5909 cases, 87 deaths, 263 hospitalizations and 31 ICU admits from Jan. 1-31.

Three COVID daily records were set in Georgia during January. The state confirmed its highest number of cases in a day with 10,379 on Jan. 8. The other two highs included 170 deaths on Jan. 19 and 611 hospitalizations on Jan. 6. ICU admits reached the 5th-highest total on Jan. 6 with 70.

Georgia has now been seen 3000-or-more cases in a day for 35 consecutive days, dating from Dec. 27.

Below are the daily highs in Georgia for various hospital census data in January:

ICU Beds in use – most was 2820 or 92.7% capacity on Jan. 23.

COVID-19 Patients hospitalized – most was 5721 or 33.1% capacity on Jan. 13.

In-Patient Hospital Beds in use – most was 13,453 or 87.7% capacity on Jan. 14.

Adult Ventilators in use – most was 1663 or 45.2% capacity on Jan. 22.

Overall, Georgia has recorded cumulative COVID-19 totals of 749,867 cases, 12,570 deaths, 50,237 hospitalizations and 8399 ICU admits since the pandemic began.

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 2020 … 41 cases (1.4 per day), 2 deaths
April 2020 … 154 cases (5.1 per day), 2 deaths
May  2020 … 222 cases (7.2 per day), 5 deaths, 14 hospitalizations
June 2020 … 250 cases (8.3 per day), 6 deaths, 9 hospitalizations
July 2020 … 629 cases (20.3 per day), 4 deaths, 32 hospitalizations
August 2020 … 953 cases (30.7 per day), 7 deaths, 16 hospitalizations
September 2020 … 379 cases (12.6 per day), 21 deaths, 24 hospitalizations
October 2020 … 385 cases (12.4 per day), 16 deaths, 20 hospitalizations
November 2020 … 640 cases (21.3 per day), 5 deaths, 25 hospitalizations
December 2020 … 1620 cases (52.3 per day), 10 deaths, 36 hospitalizations
January 2021 … 1866 cases (60.2 per day), 31 deaths, 32 hospitalizations

Single-month highs:  1866 cases (January 2021), 60.2 cases per day (January 2021), 31 deaths (January 2021) and 36 hospitalizations (December 2020).

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. 3-9 … 457 cases (65.2 per day), 4 deaths, 11 hospitalizations
Jan. 10-16 … 466 cases (66.5 per day), 10 deaths, 5 hospitalizations
Jan. 17-23 … 385 cases (55.0 per day), 10 deaths, 6 hospitalizations
Jan. 24-30 … 362 cases (51.7 per day), 7 deaths, 9 hospitalizations
Jan. 31-Feb. 6 … 43 cases (43.0 per day), 0 deaths, 0 hospitalizations

Single-week highs: 495 cases (Dec. 27-Jan. 2), 70.7 cases per day (Dec. 27-Jan. 2), 10 deaths (2 times, last Jan. 17-23) 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 from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31, 2021 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)
Saturday, Jan. 16 … 6349 cases (+78),  92 deaths (+2),  232 hospitalized (0)
Sunday, Jan. 17 … 6418 cases (+69),  92 deaths (0),  232 hospitalized (0)
Monday, Jan. 18 … 6464 cases (+46),  93 deaths (+1),  232 hospitalized (0)
Tuesday, Jan. 19 … 6506 cases (+42),  94 deaths (+1),  233 hospitalized (+1)
Wednesday, Jan. 20 … 6527 cases (+21),  97 deaths (+3),  236 hospitalized (+3)
Thursday, Jan. 21 … 6570 cases (+43),  98 deaths (+1),  237 hospitalized (+1)
Friday, Jan. 22 … 6620 cases (+50),  100 deaths (+2),  238 hospitalized (+1)
Saturday, Jan. 23 … 6734 (+114),  102 deaths (+2),  238 hospitalized (0)
Sunday, Jan. 24 … 6775 (+41),  102 deaths (0),  237 hospitalized (-1)
Monday, Jan. 25 … 6817 (+42), 102 deaths (0), 238 hospitalized (+1)
Tuesday, Jan. 26 … 6890 (+73),  105 deaths (+3),  239 hospitalized (+1)
Wednesday, Jan. 27 … 6923 (+33),  106 deaths (+1),  241 hospitalized (+2)
Thursday, Jan. 28 … 6988 (+65),  108 deaths (+2),  243 hospitalized (+2)
Friday, Jan. 29 … 7033 cases (+45), 109 deaths (+1), 243 hospitalized (0)
Saturday, Jan. 30 … 7096 cases (+63), 109 deaths (0), 246 hospitalized (+3)
Sunday, Jan. 31 … 7139 cases (+43), 109 deaths (0), 246 hospitalized (0)

Single-day highs: 160 cases (Dec. 31), 4 deaths (Aug. 13), 6 hospitalizations (May 12), 79 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 Monday.

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

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