Monday: Coweta surpasses 10,000 COVID cases

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From Staff Reports

Last week, Georgia topped a milestone by confirming 1 million cumulative COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

Coweta County followed suit yesterday (Monday) by surpassing a milestone of its own – the 10,000-mark for cumulative cases. Per the Georgia Department of Public Health, Coweta confirmed 224 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend (Saturday thru Monday). Those new cases pushed the county’s total to 10,112 overall.

In addition, Coweta did record 1 death in that three-day span and 19 COVID-related hospitalizations. Those numbers give Coweta a total of 230 deaths and 457 hospitalizations since March 2020.

The positive test rate in Coweta is at 10.5 percent, but the last two-week positive rate is 21.6 percent.

In Georgia over the weekend, the state added 16,719 cases with 64 deaths, 669 hospitalizations and 38 ICU admits. The big story is the number of patients in Georgia hospitals with COVID – 5,215 or 31 percent. The all-time is 5721 set in January.

For more information on Coweta County from this past week, read our earlier story: https://www.wintersmedia.net/weekly-report-coweta-averages-46-new-covid-cases-per-day-in-past-week/.

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