Sunday: Coweta adds another 80 new cases of COVID-19

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The Holiday Status Report of the COVID-19 pandemic has been issued by the Georgia Department of Public Health for Sunday, Jan. 3. This abbreviated story will be updated daily through the holidays. The regular version will return later today (Jan. 4).

SUNDAY – JAN. 3

Coweta County confirmed 80 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday with 0 deaths and 0 hospitalizations. It follows up Saturday’s 56 for a weekend total of 136 new cases of COVID-19. In addition, Coweta has now seen double-digit cases for a record 51 consecutive days, dating from Nov. 14.

To date, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 5506 cases, 78 deaths (with an additional 6 probable deaths) and 216 hospitalizations since the pandemic began. Coweta ranks 23rd among all Georgia counties for most cumulative cases.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 9.8 percent, and in the last two weeks, is rising at a record-high of 20.0 percent.

Also on Sunday, Georgia confirmed 5077 new cases of COVID-19 with 2 deaths, 56 hospitalizations and 9 ICU admits. It’s the 27th time in the past 28 days that the state has seen 3000-or-more cases in a single day. Including Saturday’s total of 6604, the state had a weekend total of 11,681 new cases of COVID-19.

Presently, a record-high 4921 people in Georgia are hospitalized with COVID, which is 30.5 percent of all statewide hospital patients. By comparison during the spike in cases over the summer, the highest number of COVID patients hospitalized in a single day was 3200 on July 30.

The number of In-Patient Hospital Beds in use across the state on Sunday is 12,538 or at 83.3 percent capacity. ICU bed occupancy is 2653 or 89.8 percent capacity. Adult Ventilators in use in GA is presently at 1480 or 41.1 percent capacity.

Overall, Georgia has recorded cumulative totals of 587,076 cases, 9893 deaths, 42,483 hospitalizations and 7466 ICU admits.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 10.3 percent, and in the last two weeks, it is rising at 17.7 percent.

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.

SATURDAY – JAN. 2

Coweta County confirmed 56 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday with 0 deaths and 0 hospitalizations. Today’s 56 cases helped Coweta set records for cases in a week (Sun-Sat, Dec. 27-Jan. 2) with 495 and cases per day in a week (70.7). It also tied the mark with 11 hospitalizations in that 7-day span. In addition, Coweta has now seen double-digit cases for a record 50 consecutive days, dating from Nov. 14.

To date, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 5426 cases, 78 deaths (with an additional 6 probable deaths) and 216 hospitalizations since the pandemic began. Coweta ranks 23rd among all Georgia counties for most cumulative cases.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 9.7 percent, and in the last two weeks, is rising at a record-high of 19.7 percent.

On Saturday, Georgia confirmed its 4th-highest single-day number of cases with 6604. The state also posted 2 deaths, 65 hospitalizations and 9 ICU admits today. It’s the 26th time in the past 27 days that the state has seen 3000-or-more cases in a single day.

Presently, a record-high 4732 people in Georgia are hospitalized with COVID, which is 29.7 percent of all statewide hospital patients. By comparison during the spike in cases over the summer, the highest number of COVID patients hospitalized in a single day was 3200 on July 30.

The number of In-Patient Hospital Beds in use across the state on Saturday is 12,436 or at 82.4 percent capacity. ICU bed occupancy is 2616 or 88.6 percent capacity. Adult Ventilators in use in GA is presently at 1486 or 41.3 percent capacity.

Overall, Georgia has recorded cumulative totals of 581,999 cases, 9891 deaths, 42,427 hospitalizations and 7457 ICU admits.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 10.2 percent, and in the last two weeks, it is rising at 17.5 percent.

NEW YEAR’S DAY – JAN. 1

Coweta County continued its high number of daily cases with 97 on New Year’s Day, tying the mark for 2nd-highest cases in a day (Dec. 20). Today’s 97 cases follow Thursday’s record-high 160. Also on New Year’s Day, Coweta had 3 hospitalizations and 0 deaths. The county has now seen double-digit cases for a record 49 consecutive days, dating from Nov. 14.

To date, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 5370 cases, 78 deaths (with an additional 6 probable deaths) and 216 hospitalizations since the pandemic began. Coweta ranks 23rd among all Georgia counties for most cumulative cases.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 9.7 percent, and in the last two weeks, is rising at a record-high of 19.5 percent.

Statewide, Georgia set a single-day record high for the 2nd day in-a-row with 8719 new cases of COVID-19, bettering yesterday’s previous high of 8499. It’s the 25th time in the past 26 days that the state has seen 3000-or-more cases in a single day. Also on New Year’s Day, the state reported 17 deaths, 278 hospitalizations and 31 ICU admits.

Presently, a record-high 4563 people in Georgia are hospitalized with COVID, which is 28.2 percent of all statewide hospital patients. By comparison during the spike in cases over the summer, the highest number of COVID patients hospitalized in a single day was 3200 on July 30.

The number of In-Patient Hospital Beds in use across the state on New Year’s Day is 12,616 or at 83.5 percent capacity. ICU bed occupancy is 2607 or 88.6 percent capacity. Adult Ventilators in use in GA is presently at 1511 or 42.0 percent capacity.

Overall, Georgia has recorded cumulative totals of 575,395 cases, 9889 deaths, 42,362 hospitalizations and 7448 ICU admits.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 10.2 percent, and in the last two weeks, it is rising at 17.2 percent.

NEW YEAR’S EVE – DEC. 31

Coweta County confirmed a record-high 160 new cases of COVID-19 on New Year’s Eve, shattering the previous single-day high of 97 on Dec. 20. The county has now seen double-digit cases for a record 48 consecutive days, dating from Nov. 14. Also today, there was 1 hospitalization and 0 deaths.

In December, Coweta posted record-highs for cases in a month (1620), cases per day (52.3) and hospitalizations (36). There has also been 10 deaths. The 1620 cases is 667 more than the next highest total for a month (953 in August).

To date, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 5273 cases, 78 deaths (with an additional 6 probable deaths) and 213 hospitalizations. Coweta ranks 23rd among all Georgia counties for most cumulative cases.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 9.5 percent, and in the last two weeks, is rising at a record-high of 18.4 percent.

Georgia also set a record single-day high on New Year’s Eve confirming 8499 new COVID-19 cases, bettering the previous high of 7899 set on Christmas Eve. It’s the 24th time in the past 25 days that the state has seen 3000-or-more cases in a single day. Also on New Year’s Eve, the state reported 64 deaths (most since 69 on Nov. 11), 306 hospitalizations and 42 ICU admits.

Presently, a record-high 4578 people in Georgia are hospitalized with COVID, which is 27.5 percent of all statewide hospital patients. By comparison during the spike in cases over the summer, the highest number of COVID patients hospitalized in a single day was 3200 on July 30.

The number of In-Patient Hospital Beds in use across the state on New Year’s Eve is 13,140 or at 86.5 percent capacity. ICU bed occupancy is 2632 or 89.8 percent capacity. Adult Ventilators in use in GA is presently at 1509 or 42.1 percent capacity.

Overall, Georgia has recorded cumulative totals of 566,676 cases, 9872 deaths, 42,084 hospitalizations and 7417 ICU admits.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 10.1 percent, and in the last two weeks, it is rising at 16.5 percent.

WEDNESDAY – DEC. 30

Coweta County confirmed 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, including 1 death and 5 hospitalizations. The county has now seen double-digit cases for a record 47 consecutive days, dating from Nov. 14. Today’s 5 hospitalizations is the 2nd-highest total for a single day, just behind 6 set on May 12.

In December, Coweta has posted record-highs for cases in a month (1460), cases per day (48.7) and hospitalizations (35). In addition, 10 deaths have been recorded. The 1460 cases is 507 more than the next highest total for a month (953 in August).

To date, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 5113 cases, 78 deaths (with an additional 6 probable deaths) and 212 hospitalizations. Coweta ranks 24th among all Georgia counties for most cumulative cases.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 9.3 percent, and in the last two weeks, is rising at a record-high of 16.7 percent.

Georgia confirmed 5465 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, which ranks as the 7th-highest single-day total. It’s the 23rd time in the past 24 days that the state has seen 3000-or-more cases in a single day. Also on Wednesday, the state reported 49 deaths, 375 hospitalizations and 53 ICU admits.

Presently, a record-high 4560 people in Georgia are hospitalized with COVID, which is 27.4 percent of all statewide hospital patients. By comparison during the spike in cases over the summer, the highest number of COVID patients hospitalized in a single day was 3200 on July 30.

The number of In-Patient Hospital Beds in use across the state on Wednesday was 13,126 or at 86.1 percent capacity. ICU bed occupancy is 2619 or 89.1 percent capacity. Adult Ventilators in use in GA is presently at 1402 or 39.0 percent capacity.

Overall, Georgia has recorded cumulative totals of 558,177 cases, 9808 deaths, 41,778 hospitalizations and 7375 ICU admits.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 10.0 percent, and in the last two weeks, it is rising at 15.5 percent.

TUESDAY – DEC. 29

Coweta County confirmed the 3rd-highest single day total of cases on Tuesday with 82, pushing the county’s cumulative total above 5,000. Also on Tuesday, 1 new hospitalization was recorded and 0 deaths. The county has seen double-digit cases for a record 46 consecutive days, dating from Nov. 14.

In December, Coweta has posted record-highs for cases in a month (1403) and cases per day (48.4) including 9 deaths and 30 hospitalizations. The 1403 cases is 450 more than the next highest total for a month (953 in August).

To date, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 5056 cases, 77 deaths (with an additional 6 probable deaths) and 207 hospitalizations. Coweta ranks 24th among all Georgia counties for most cumulative cases.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 9.2 percent, and in the last two weeks, is rising at a record-high of 16.3 percent.

On Tuesday in Georgia, the 5th-highest single-day total for cases was confirmed with 5853.  It’s the 22nd time in the past 23 days that the state has seen 3000-or-more cases in a single day. In addition, 40 deaths were included, 451 hospitalizations (2nd highest, trailing only 506 on April 7) and 75 ICU admits (tied for 3rd highest in a single day).

Presently, a record-high 4435 people in Georgia are hospitalized with COVID, which is 27.1 percent of all statewide hospital patients. By comparison during the spike in cases over the summer, the highest number of COVID patients hospitalized in a single day was 3200 on July 30.

The number of In-Patient Hospital Beds in use across the state on Tuesday was 12,866 or at 84.9 percent capacity. ICU bed occupancy is 2591 or 88.3 percent capacity. Adult Ventilators in use in GA is presently at 1400 or 39.2 percent capacity.

Overall, Georgia has recorded cumulative totals of 552,712 cases, 9759 deaths, 41,403 hospitalizations and 7322 ICU admits.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 10.0 percent, and in the last two weeks, it is rising at 14.9 percent.

MONDAY – DEC. 28

Coweta County confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday with 0 hospitalizations and 0 deaths. The 13 cases broke a string of 19 straight days of 30-or-more daily cases. However, the county has seen double-digit cases a record 45 consecutive days, dating from Nov. 14.

In December, Coweta has posted record-highs for cases in a month (1321) and cases per day (47.2) including 9 deaths and 29 hospitalizations.

To date, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 4974 cases, 77 deaths (with an additional 5 probable deaths) and 206 hospitalizations. Coweta ranks 24th among all Georgia counties for most cumulative cases.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 9.1 percent, and in the last two weeks, is rising at 15.1 percent.

Statewide on Monday, Georgia confirmed 3152 new cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths, 165 hospitalizations and 11 ICU admits. It’s the 21st time in the past 22 days that the state has seen 3000-or-more cases in a single day.

Presently, a record-high 4348 people in Georgia are hospitalized with COVID, which is 28.0 percent of all statewide hospital patients. By comparison during the spike in cases over the summer, the highest number of COVID patients hospitalized in a single day was 3200 on July 30.

The number of In-Patient Hospital Beds in use across the state on Monday was 12,089 or at 80.3 percent capacity. ICU bed occupancy is 2573 or 87.1 percent capacity. Adult Ventilators in use in GA is presently at 1423 or 39.7 percent capacity.

Overall, Georgia has recorded cumulative totals of 546,859 cases, 9719 deaths, 40,952 hospitalizations and 7247 ICU admits.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 9.9 percent, and in the last two weeks, it is rising at 14.4 percent.

SUNDAY – DEC. 27

Coweta County confirmed another 30 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday with 1 hospitalization and 0 deaths.  Coweta has reported 30-or-more cases for 19 straight days and has been in double-digits for a record 44 consecutive days, dating back to Nov.  14.

In December, Coweta has posted record-highs for cases in a month (1308) and cases per day (48.4) including 9 deaths and 29 hospitalizations.

To date, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 4961 cases, 77 deaths (with an additional 5 probable deaths) and 206 hospitalizations. Coweta ranks 24th among all Georgia counties for most cumulative cases.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 9.1 percent, and in the last two weeks, is rising at 14.8 percent.

Georgia confirmed 2949 cases on Sunday with 4 deaths, 139 hospitalizations and 12 ICU admits. That’s the fewest number of new cases in a day since 1805 recorded on Dec. 6.

Presently, there are 4131 people in Georgia hospitalized with COVID, which is 27.8 percent of all statewide hospital patients. By comparison during the spike in cases over the summer, the highest number of COVID patients hospitalized in a single day was 3200 on July 30.

The number of In-Patient Hospital Beds in use across the state on Sunday was 11,489 or at 76.7 percent capacity. ICU bed occupancy is 2550 or 86.6 percent capacity. Adult Ventilators in use in GA is presently at 1397 or 38.9 percent capacity.

Overall, Georgia has recorded cumulative totals of 543,707 cases, 9714 deaths, 40,787 hospitalizations and 7236 ICU admits.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 9.9 percent, and in the last two weeks, it stands at 14.1 percent.

SATURDAY – DEC. 26

Coweta County confirmed 30 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday with 0 deaths and 0 hospitalizations. Coweta has reported 30-or-more cases for 18 straight days and has been in double-digits for a record 43 consecutive days, dating back to Nov.  14.

Coweta has posted a record-high 1278 cases in the month of December or 49.1 cases per day including 9 deaths and 28 hospitalizations. Another record was set Saturday as Coweta confirmed the most cases in a week (458) and highest daily average in a week (65.4). The previous highs were established a week ago with 368 cases or 52.6 per day.

To date, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 4931 cases, 77 deaths (with an additional 5 probable deaths) and 205 hospitalizations. Coweta ranks 24th among all Georgia counties for most cumulative cases.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 9.1 percent, and in the last two weeks, is at 14.5 percent.

Statewide on Saturday, Georgia confirmed 3679 cases with 54 deaths, 18 hospitalizations and 0 ICU admits.

Presently, there are 3938 people in Georgia hospitalized with COVID, which is 27.2 percent of all statewide hospital patients. The number of In-Patient Hospital Beds in use across the state is 11,202 or at 75.1 percent capacity. ICU bed occupancy is 2488 or 85.0 percent capacity. Adult Ventilators in use in GA is presently at 1376 or 38.3 percent capacity.

Overall, Georgia has recorded cumulative totals of 540,758 cases, 9710 deaths, 40,648 hospitalizations and 7224 ICU admits.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 9.9 percent, and in the last two weeks, it stands at 14.0 percent.

CHRISTMAS DAY – DEC. 25

Coweta County confirmed 53 new cases of COVID-19 on Christmas Day, including 2 deaths and 0 hospitalizations. Coweta has been above 30 cases for 17 straight days and has posted double-digit cases for 42 consecutive days, establishing the county’s longest streak for days of 10-or-more cases that began Nov. 14. The old mark was 41 (July 21-Aug. 30).

Coweta has 1195 cases or 49.8 per day in the month of December (both record-highs) including 7 deaths and 28 hospitalizations.

To date, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 4901 cases, 77 deaths (with an additional 5 probable deaths) and 205 hospitalizations. Coweta ranks 24th among all Georgia counties for most cumulative cases.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 9.1 percent, and in the last two weeks, is rising at 14.8 percent.

Across the state on Christmas Day, Georgia confirmed 5125 new cases of COVID-19 which is the 7th-highest mark for a single day. Other Christmas Day numbers included 49 deaths, 91 hospitalizations and 7 ICU admits.

Presently, there are 3851 people in Georgia hospitalized with COVID, which is 26.2 percent of all statewide hospital patients. The number of In-Patient Hospital Beds in use across the state is 11,362 or at 76.1 percent capacity. ICU bed occupancy is 2501 or 85.3 percent capacity. Adult Ventilators in use in GA is presently at 1350 or 37.6 percent capacity.

Overall, Georgia has recorded cumulative totals of 537,079 cases, 9656 deaths, 40,630 hospitalizations and 7224 ICU admits.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 9.8 percent, and in the last two weeks, it stands at 14.0 percent.

CHRISTMAS EVE – DEC. 24

Coweta County confirmed 85 new cases of COVID-19 on Christmas Eve, which is the 2nd-highest daily total for cases trailing only 97 set on Dec. 20. The county has been above 70 cases 5 times in the past 7 days. Other Christmas Eve numbers include 2 deaths and 1 hospitalization.

Coweta has been above 30 cases for 16 straight days and has posted double-digit cases for 41 consecutive days, tying the county’s longest stretch of 41 during the summer.

Coweta has 1195 cases or 49.8 per day in the month of December (both record-highs) including 7 deaths and 28 hospitalizations.

To date, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 4848 cases, 75 deaths (with an additional 5 probable deaths) and 205 hospitalizations. Coweta ranks 24th among all Georgia counties for most cumulative cases.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 9.0 percent, and in the last two weeks, is rising at 14.6 percent.

Statewide on Christmas Eve, Georgia confirmed a record-high 7899 cases which shattered the previous mark of 6203 set on Dec. 22. There were 53 deaths, 400 hospitalizations (highest since 429 on July 29) and 69 ICU admits (highest since 97 on Aug. 12).

Presently, there are 3867 people in Georgia hospitalized with COVID, which is 24.7 percent of all statewide hospital patients. The number of In-Patient Hospital Beds in use across the state is 12,302 or at 81.6 percent capacity. ICU bed occupancy is 2575 or 87.4 percent capacity. Adult Ventilators in use in GA is presently at 1367 or 38.2 percent capacity.

Overall, Georgia has recorded cumulative totals of 531,954 cases, 9607 deaths, 40,539 hospitalizations and 7217 ICU admits.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 9.8 percent, and in the last two weeks, it stands at 14.0 percent.

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