Weekly Report: Cases fall, hospitalizations rise in Coweta

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THE SKINNY – Coweta County saw its weekly COVID-19 case totals once again decrease, the seventh time in the past ten weeks to do so.

Below is the weekly summary of COVID-19 data thru Wednesday, October 26 from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY

Coweta County confirmed 32 new COVID-19 cases in the past reporting week of Oct. 20-26, which was a decrease of 19 from a week earlier (Oct. 13-19). Coweta averaged only 4.6 cases per day and weekly totals fell to among the lowest since two weeks ago (29) and a three-week stretch of 23, 29 and 28, respectively, in early April 2022.

Coweta also recorded 0 deaths (no change) but hospitalizations rose to 12, up 7 from last week.

In October, Coweta has confirmed a total of 147 cases (5.7 per day) with 1 death and 26 hospitalizations. It’s the lowest number cases in a month since 107 in March 2022, deaths since 2 in April 2020 and hospitalizations since 10 in July 2021.

Per the Georgia Department of Public Health, 194,539 vaccines have been applied to Coweta residents thru Oct. 26 with 1,189 last week.  The Coweta and Georgia vaccination rates remain unchanged from a week ago – 56 percent with one dose (Georgia is at 66 percent), 51 percent fully vaccinated (Georgia is at 58 percent), 45 percent have been fully vaccinated and had a booster shot (Georgia 45 percent), and 23 percent have had an additional dose (Georgia 26 percent).

The overall positive test rate in Coweta was 13.8 percent on Oct. 26, with the two-week infection rate dropping to 5.4 percent (the lowest two-week rate since mid-April). Last week, those test rates were at 13.8 and 5.8 respectively.

Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 25,955 cases, 446 deaths (with an additional 67 probable deaths) and 1,949 hospitalizations thru Oct. 26 from when the pandemic began some 31-plus months ago. Coweta ranks 19th in Georgia (out of 159 counties) in cumulative cases, 14th in deaths due to COVID and 16th in COVID-related hospitalizations.

GEORGIA

Statewide, Georgia recorded decreases in four of five major COVID-19 categories for the week of Oct. 20-26.

Georgia confirmed 2,387 cases for an average of 341.0 per day last week – dropping by 427 cases from the previous week of Oct. 13-19. The state has seen a decrease in 10 of the past 11 weeks.

Other totals that fell last week included 61 deaths (down 31), 385 hospitalizations (down 82) and 30 ICU admits (down 12).

The number of COVID patients hospitalized was the only category to rise, which it did by 33. The Oct. 26 total was listed at 554 or 3.4 percent of all people hospitalized in Georgia.

The overall positive test rate in Georgia this week is 12.6 percent, with the two-week infection rate falling from 5.5 percent last week to 5.1 now.

Overall, Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 2,249,087 cases, 33,740 deaths, 128,266 hospitalizations and 17,052 ICU admits thru Oct. 26 from when 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 … 1,620 cases (52.3 per day), 10 deaths, 36 hospitalizations
January 2021 …1,866 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 … 1,626 cases (52.4 per day), 13 deaths, 95 hospitalizations
September 2021 … 1,558 (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 … 2,633 cases (84.9 per day), 12 deaths, 147 hospitalizations
January 2022 … 4,462 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
April 2022 … 184 cases (6.1 per day), 7 deaths, 40 hospitalizations
May 2022 … 496 cases (16.0 per day), 3 deaths, 89 hospitalizations
June 2022 … 1,073 cases (35.8 per day), 2 deaths, 78 hospitalizations
July 2022 … 1,479 cases (47.7 per day), 5 deaths, 136 hospitalizations
August 2022 … 1,231 cases (39.7 per day), 5 deaths, 124 hospitalizations
September 2022 … 475 cases (15.8 per day), 4 deaths, 62 hospitalizations
October 2022 … 147 cases (5.7 per day), 1 death, 26 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 12 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
Aug. 4-10 … 285 cases (40.7 per day), 2 deaths, 39 hospitalized
Aug. 11-17 … 265 cases (37.9 per day), 1 death, 25 hospitalized
Aug. 18-24 … 320 cases (45.7 per day), 2 deaths, 17 hospitalized
Aug. 25-31 … 240 cases (34.2 per day), 0 deaths, 25 hospitalized
Sept. 1-7 … 203 cases (29.0 per day), 1 death, 24 hospitalized
Sept. 8-14 … 111 cases (15.8 per day), 2 deaths, 16 hospitalized
Sept. 15-21 … 69 cases (9.8 per day), 1 death, 14 hospitalized
Sept. 22-28 … 72 cases (10.3 per day), 0 deaths, 6 hospitalized
Sept. 29-Oct. 5 … 55 cases (7.8 per day), 1 death, 7 hospitalized
Oct. 6-12 … 29 cases (4.1 per day), 0 deaths, 4 hospitalized
Oct. 13-19 … 51 cases (7.3 per day), 0 deaths, 5 hospitalized
Oct. 20-26 … 32 cases (4.6 per day), 0 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 from September 28 to October 26 is listed below from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
Wednesday, Sept. 28 … 25,788 cases (+17), 445 deaths (0), 1,921 hospitalizations (+6^^)
Thursday, Sept. 29 … 25,797 cases (+9), 445 deaths (0), not available
Friday, Sept. 30 … 25,808 cases (+11), 445 deaths (0), not available
Saturday, Oct. 1 … 25,820 cases (+12), 446 deaths (+1), not available
Sunday, Oct. 2 … 25,829 cases (+9), 446 deaths (0), not available
Monday, Oct. 3 … 25,832 cases (+3), 446 deaths (0), not available
Tuesday, Oct. 4 … 25,837 cases (+5), 446 deaths (0), not available
Wednesday, Oct. 5 … 25,843 cases (+6), 446 deaths (0), 1,928 hospitalizations (+7^^)
Thursday, Oct. 6 … 25,853 cases (+10), 446 deaths (0), not available
Friday, Oct. 7 … 25,856 cases (+3), 446 deaths (0), not available
Saturday, Oct. 8 … 25,858 cases (+2), 446 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, Oct. 9 … 25,864 cases (+6), 446 deaths (0), not available
Monday, Oct. 10 … 25,866 cases (+2), 446 deaths (0), not available
Tuesday, Oct. 11 … 25,872 cases (+6), 446 deaths (0), not available
Wednesday, Oct. 12 … 25,872 cases (0), 446 deaths (0), 1,932 hospitalizations (+4^^)
Thursday, Oct. 13 … 25,889 cases (+17), 446 deaths (0), not available
Friday, Oct. 14 … 25,894 cases (+5), 446 deaths (0), not available
Saturday, Oct. 15 … 25,901 cases (+7), 446 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, Oct. 16 … 25,908 cases (+7), 446 deaths (0), not available
Monday, Oct. 17 … 25,914 cases (+6), 446 deaths (0), not available
Tuesday, Oct. 18 … 25,919 cases (+5), 446 deaths (0), not available
Wednesday, Oct. 19 … 25,923 cases (+4), 446 deaths (0), 1,937 hospitalizations (+5^^)
Thursday, Oct. 20 … 25,927 cases (+4), 446 deaths (0), not available
Friday, Oct. 21 … 25,929 cases (+2), 446 deaths (0), not available
Saturday, Oct. 22 …25,935 cases (+6), 446 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, Oct. 23 … 25,942 cases (+7), 446 deaths (0), not available
Monday, Oct. 24 … 25,944 cases (+2), 446 deaths (0), not available
Tuesday, Oct. 25 … 25,948 cases (+4), 446 deaths (0), not available
Wednesday, Oct. 26 … 25,955 cases (+7), 446 deaths (0), 1,949 hospitalizations (+12^)

^^ denotes 7-day total (Thursday thru Wednesday)

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 each Wednesday at 3 p.m.

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

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