Record-setting: Coweta County posts most cases in a single day

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UPDATE, 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve – Per the Georgia Department of Public Health, Coweta County tied its single-day record for COVID-19 cases with 173 Friday, marking the 2nd consecutive day with 173. There were 0 deaths but 13 hospitalizations (5th-highest single-day total). Coweta’s two-week infection rate is 20.6, the highest since Sept. 10. Statewide, Georgia had 7,963 new cases today.

From Staff Reports

Coweta County is back to setting records in this COVID-19 business. The Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed a record-high 173 new COVID-19 cases today in the county.

Thursday’s record total comes on the heels of yesterday’s 142 cases, giving Coweta a two-day total of 315. Only once had the county posted back-to-back days with 100-or-more cases since the pandemic began – that coming three months back on Sept. 2 (102) and 3 (168, the previous daily record-high).

Other COVID-19 numbers today in Coweta included 0 deaths and 5 hospitalizations. 

Statewide today, Georgia recorded the 5th-highest daily case total with 8,599. It follows Wednesday’s total of 5,731. Other numbers across the state included 35 deaths, 242 hospitalizations and 12 ICU admits.

Coweta County’s two-week infection rate also continues to rise, now at 18.0 percent, up from 15.3 percent on Wednesday. The last time the local two-week infection rate was this high came on Sept. 15, 2021 at 18.9 percent.

For December, Coweta has a total of 981 cases for an average of 42.6 per day. It also has 9 COVID-related deaths and 67 hospitalizations. The 981 cases makes December’s total the 5th-highest for Coweta since all this started.

Cumulative-wise, Coweta has had 14,020 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, 356 deaths (41 more probable) and 941 hospitalizations.

To access the daily report from the Georgia Department of Public Health, visit: https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.

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