March Report: Coweta posts significant reductions in cases, deaths and hospitalizations

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From Staff Reports

THE SKINNY – Coweta County saw its COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations totals all fall drastically in March with numbers similar to last summer.

Below is a summary of COVID-19 data thru Thursday, March 31 from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY

It’s been a long nine months, but Coweta County finally posted significant reductions in all COVID-19 categories in March almost to the level of last summer. 

Coweta County confirmed 107 new COVID-19 cases during March or only 3.5 per day, the lowest since recording 70 in June 2021. It was also a big drop from last month when Coweta had 629 cases.

Coweta also had a large decrease in COVID-related deaths with only 5 in March, some 35 fewer than last month. It was county’s fewest number of deaths in a month since 5 were recorded in July 2021.

There was not as large of a reduction in hospitalizations from last month. Coweta had 75 hospitalizations in March, just two fewer than the 77 posted in February. 

To date, Coweta County has reported 166,070 vaccines applied per the Georgia Department of Public Health.  The Coweta vaccination rate is 52 percent for people with one dose and 48 percent for fully vaccinated as of March 31. In addition, 42 percent of Coweta residents have been fully vaccinated and had a booster shot. 

The positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta on March 31 was 13.1 percent overall and the two-week infection rate stood at 1.1 percent. On February 28, those test rates were at 13.3 and 4.6 respectively.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 20,870 cases, 419 deaths (with an additional 52 probable deaths) and 1,394 hospitalizations thru March 31 from when the pandemic began. Coweta ranks 21st in Georgia (out of 159 counties) in cumulative cases, 14th in deaths due to COVID and 19th in COVID-related hospitalizations.

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
February 2021 … 886 cases (31.6 per day), 41 deaths, 39 hospitalizations
March 2021 … 373 cases (12.0 per day), 30 deaths, 29 hospitalizations
April 2021 … 247 cases (8.2 per day), 25 deaths, 39 hospitalizations
May 2021 … 181 cases (5.8 per day), 4 deaths, 34 hospitalizations
June 2021 … 70 cases (2.5 per day), 8 deaths, 24 hospitalizations
July 2021 … 212 cases (7.1 per day), 5 deaths, 10 hospitalizations
August 2021 … 1626 cases (52.4 per day), 13 deaths, 95 hospitalizations
September 2021 … 1558 (51.9 per day), 46 deaths, 199 hospitalizations
October 2021 … 428 cases (13.8 per day), 53 deaths, 94 hospitalizations
November 2021 … 310 cases (10.3 per day), 13 deaths, 66 hospitalizations
December 2021 … 2633 cases (84.9 per day), 12 deaths, 147 hospitalizations
January 2022 … 4462 cases (143.9 per day), 15 deaths, 221 hospitalizations
February 2022 … 629 cases (22.5 per day), 40 deaths, 77 hospitalizations
March 2022 … 107 cases (3.5 per day), 5 deaths, 75 hospitalizations

Single-month highs: 4462 cases (January 2022), 143.9 cases per day (January 2022), 53 deaths (October 2021) and 221 hospitalizations (January 2022).

COWETA COUNTY WEEK-BY-WEEK

The week-by-week cumulative breakdown for the past 5 weeks 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
Feb. 26-March 4 … 37 cases (5.3 per day), 4 deaths, 16 hospitalized
March 5-11 … 24 cases (3.4 per day), 0 deaths, 18 hospitalized
March 12-18 … 7 cases (1.0 per day), 3 deaths, 17 hospitalized
March 19-25 … 17 cases (2.4 per day), 0 deaths, 18 hospitalized
March 26-April 1 … 49 cases (7.0 per day), 2 deaths, 12 hospitalized

Single-week highs: 1561 cases (Jan. 1-7, 2022), 223.0 cases per day (Jan. 1-7, 2022), 15 deaths (2 times, last Oct. 9-15, 2021) and 76 hospitalizations (Sept. 18-24, 2021).

COWETA COUNTY DAY-BY-DAY

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

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
Tuesday, March 1 … 20,772 cases (+9), 414 deaths (0), 1,320 hospitalizations (+1)
Wednesday, March 2 … 20,774 cases (+2), 415 deaths (+1), 1,321 hospitalizations (+1)
Thursday, March 3 … 20,777 cases (+3), 415 deaths (0), 1,326 hospitalizations (+5)
Friday, March 4 … 20,782 cases (+5), 415 deaths (0), 1,330 hospitalizations (+4)
Saturday, March 5 … 20,785 cases (+3), 415 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, March 6 … 20,786 cases (+1), 415 deaths (0), not available
Monday, March 7 … 20,793 cases (+7), 415 deaths (0), 1,338 hospitalizations (+8**)
Tuesday, March 8 … 20,794 cases (+1), 415 deaths (0), 1,339 hospitalizations (+1)
Wednesday, March 9 … 20,797 cases (+3), 415 deaths (0), 1,338 hospitalizations (-1)
Thursday, March 10 … 20,800 cases (+3), 415 deaths (0), 1,344 hospitalizations (+6)
Friday, March 11 … 20,806 cases (+6), 415 deaths (0), 1,348 hospitalizations (+4)
Saturday, March 12 … 20,807 cases (+1), 415 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, March 13 … 20,808 cases (+1), 415 deaths (0), not available
Monday, March 14 … 20,809 cases (+1), 415 deaths (0), 1,349 hospitalizations (+1)
Tuesday, March 15 … 20,809 cases (0), 415 deaths (0), 1,351 hospitalizations (+2)
Wednesday, March 16 … 20,810 cases (+1), 416 deaths (+1), 1,356 hospitalizations (+5)
Thursday, March 17 … 20,811 cases (+1), 417 deaths (+1), 1,360 hospitalizations (+4)
Friday, March 18 … 20,813 cases (+2), 418 deaths (+1), 1,365 hospitalizations (+5)
Saturday, March 19 … 20,813 cases (0), 418 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, March 20 … 20,814 cases (+1), 418 deaths (0), not available
Monday, March 21 … 20,815 cases (+1), 418 deaths (0), 1,368 hospitalizations (+3**)
Tuesday, March 22 … 20,817 cases (+2), 418 deaths (0), 1,370 hospitalizations (+2)
Wednesday, March 23 … 20,822 cases (+5), 418 deaths (0), not available
Thursday, March 24 … 20,826 cases (+4), 418 deaths (0), 1,377 hospitalizations (+7##)
Friday, March 25 … 20,830 cases (+4), 418 deaths (0), 1,383 hospitalizations (+6)
Saturday, March 26 … 20,834 cases (+4), 418 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, March 27 … 20,835 cases (+1), 418 deaths (0), not available
Monday, March 28 … 20,836 cases (+1), 418 deaths (0), not available
Tuesday, March 29 … 20,842 cases (+6), 418 deaths (0), 1,394 hospitalizations (+11***)
Wednesday, March 30 … 20,860 cases (+18_backlog), 419 deaths (+1), 1,394 hospitalizations (0)
Thursday, March 31 … 20,870 cases (+10), 419 deaths (0), 1,394 hospitalizations (0)

## denotes 2-day total (Wednesday-Thursday)
** denotes 3-day total (Saturday-Sunday-Monday)
*** denotes 4-day total (Saturday-Sunday-Monday-Tuesday)
^ denotes 5-day total (Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday)

Single-day highs: 386 cases (Dec. 30, 2021), 6 deaths (2 times, last Oct. 15, 2021), 26 hospitalizations (Jan. 27, 2022), 118 consecutive days with 10-or-more cases (Nov. 14, 2020-March 12, 2021), 15 consecutive days with 100-or-more cases (Dec. 28, 2021-Jan. 11, 2022)

The Daily Status Report generated by the Georgia Department of Public Health publishes Monday thru Friday at 3 p.m. To access this daily report, visit: https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.

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