Weekly Report: Cases rise in Coweta for sixth consecutive week

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Georgia’s cumulative COVID-19 numbers through Dec. 17, 2021.

UPDATED: 4:15 p.m. – Over the weekend, Coweta County confirmed 188 new COVID-19 cases from Saturday to Monday. There were 59 new cases reported Saturday, 57 on Sunday and 72 today. The good news was 0 deaths. However, 19 hospitalizations were required. For December, Coweta now has 604 cases which averages 30.2 per day.

From Staff Reports

THE SKINNY – Coweta County recorded 191 new COVID-19 cases last week, the most in a week since September.

Below is a summary of COVID-19 data thru Friday, Dec. 17 from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY CASES

For the sixth consecutive week, new COVID-19 cases have risen in Coweta County including 191 cases for the most recent week of December 11-17. That’s 27 more new cases than the previous week (Dec. 4-10) and the most since Sept. 18-24 when Coweta posted 251. Last week’s rate was 27.3 cases per day.

Coweta also confirmed 4 deaths (up 1 from last week) and 15 hospitalizations (up 1) during the Dec. 11-17 reporting period.

For the month of December, Coweta County has registered 416 cases (24.4 per day), 8 deaths and 36 hospitalizations.

Per the Georgia Department of Public Health, Coweta County has a vaccination rate of 49 percent for people with one dose and 45 percent for fully vaccinated as of Dec. 17. In addition, 27 percent of Coweta residents have been fully vaccinated and had a booster shot. Last week (Dec. 11-17), Coweta County administered 2,481 vaccinations (down 733 from the previous week).

Full vaccination rates for neighboring counties includes Fayette at 62 percent, Fulton at 57 percent, Spalding (41%), Meriwether (41%), Carroll (38%), Troup (37%) and Heard (29%).

The positive test rate this week of all persons tested in Coweta was 10.5 percent, and in the last two weeks stands at 9.0 percent. Last week, those test rates were at 10.5 and 6.4, respectively.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 13,455 cases, 355 deaths (with an additional 41 probable deaths) and 910 hospitalizations thru Dec. 17 from when the pandemic began. Coweta ranks 23rd in Georgia (out of 159 counties) in cumulative cases, 14th in deaths due to COVID and 24th in COVID-related hospitalizations.

GEORGIA CASES

Georgia confirmed 10,005 COVID-19 cases for an average of 1,429.3 per day for the reporting period of Dec. 11-17. That’s an increase of 2,537 cases from Dec. 4-10. Other statewide numbers included 150 deaths (up 1), 878 hospitalizations (up 89) and 97 ICU admits (up 13).

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 12,919,721 vaccinations have been applied in Georgia (240,263 in the past week) through Dec. 17 (down 55,252 from last week). Of those, 6,182,632 Georgia residents or 59 percent have 1 dose of the vaccine while 5,449,638 or 52 percent have been fully vaccinated. And 26 percent have been both fully vaccinated plus taken a booster shot.

Three patient census categories fell in the past week. The number of  ICU Beds in Use dropped by 30 and now stands at 2,388 or 82.3 percent capacity statewide. Adult Ventilators in Use fell by 24 and is at 1,106 or 27.9 percent capacity. In-Patient Hospital Beds in Use fell by 371 and now totals 13,325 or 86.5 percent capacity.

One patient census category rose last week. The number of COVID Patients Hospitalized increased by 60 and is now at 1,127 or 6.8 percent of all people hospitalized in Georgia.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 10.6 percent, and in the last two weeks, it is at 5.6 percent. Last week, those numbers were 10.6 and 4.5, respectively.

Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 1,305,860 cases, 26,090 deaths, 91,489 hospitalizations and 14,219 ICU admits thru Dec. 17 from when the pandemic began.

Georgia’s single-day highs follow: cases (10,379 on Jan. 8, 2021); deaths (188 on Oct. 15, 2021); hospitalizations (611 on Jan. 6, 2021); ICU admits (97 on Aug. 12, 2020).

CASES IN SURROUNDING COUNTIES

The confirmed cumulative cases-deaths in neighboring counties and last week’s totals (Dec. 11-17) are listed below.

COUNTY … Confirmed Cases-Deaths (Last week)
Fulton … 116,580 – 1,709 (1,640 cases, 10 deaths)
Coweta …13,455 – 355 (191 cases, 4 deaths)
Carroll … 10,322 – 162 (65 cases, 1 death)
Fayette … 10,303 – 222 (187 cases, 0 deaths)
Troup … 8,739 – 272 (69 cases, 1 death)
Spalding … 7,034 – 284 (39 cases, 1 death)
Meriwether … 2,267 – 101 (21 cases, 1 death)
Heard … 1,067 – 26 (14 cases, 0 deaths)

COWETA COUNTY MONTH-BY MONTH

The month-by-month cumulative breakdown (March 2020 to December 2021) of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Coweta County from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

MONTH … Confirmed Cases (Cases Per Day), 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 (2.3 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 … 416 cases (24.4 per day), 8 deaths, 36 hospitalizations

Single-month highs: 1866 cases (January), 60.2 cases per day (January), 53 deaths (October 2021) and 199 hospitalizations (September 2021).

COWETA COUNTY WEEK-BY-WEEK

The week-by-week cumulative breakdown for the past 4 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
Nov. 20-Nov. 26 … 94 cases (13.4 per day), 0 deaths, n/a hospitalized
Nov. 27-Dec. 3 … 95 cases (13.6 per day), 3 deaths, n/a hospitalized
Dec. 4-10 … 164 cases (22.5 per day), 3 deaths, 14 hospitalized
Dec. 11-17 … 191 cases (27.3 per day), 4 deaths, 15 hospitalized

Single-week highs: 635 cases (Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2021), 90.7 cases per day (Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2021), 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 Nov. 15 from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
Monday, Nov. 15 … 12,862 cases (+6), 340 deaths (0), 831 hospitalized (+9)**
Tuesday, Nov. 16 … 12,868 cases (+6), 340 deaths (0), 835 hospitalized (+4)
Wednesday, Nov. 17 … 12,887 cases (+19), 342 deaths (+2), 838 hospitalized (+3)
Thursday, Nov. 18 … 12,901 cases (+14), 345 deaths (+3), 839 hospitalized (+1)
Friday, Nov. 19 … 12,911 cases (+10), 345 deaths (0), 842 hospitalized (+3)
Saturday, Nov. 20 … 12,929 cases (+18), 345 deaths (0)
Sunday, Nov. 21 … 12,941 cases (+12), 345 deaths (0)
Monday, Nov. 22 … 12,957 cases (+16), 345 deaths (0), 850 hospitalized (+8)**
Tuesday, Nov. 23 … 12,967 cases (+10), 345 deaths (0), 852 hospitalized (+2)
Wednesday, Nov. 24 … 12,979 cases (+12), 345 deaths (0)
Thursday, Nov. 25 … 12,996 cases (+17), 345 deaths (0)
Friday, Nov. 26 … 13,005 cases (+9), 345 deaths (0)
Saturday, Nov. 27 … 13,011 cases (+6), 345 deaths (0)
Sunday, Nov. 28 … 13,021 cases (+10), 345 deaths (0)
Monday, Nov. 29 … 13,031 cases (+10), 347 deaths (+2), 869 hospitalized (+17)##
Tuesday, Nov. 30 … 13,039 cases (+8), 347 deaths (0), 874 hospitalized (+5)
Wednesday, Dec. 1 … 13,056 cases (+17), 347 deaths (0), 878 hospitalized (+4)
Thursday, Dec. 2 … 13,087 cases (+31), 347 deaths (0), 880 hospitalized (+2)
Friday, Dec. 3 … 13,100 cases (+13), 348 deaths (+1), 881 hospitalized (+1)
Saturday, Dec. 4 … 13,143 cases (+43), 348 deaths (0)
Sunday, Dec. 5 … 13,159 cases (+16), 348 deaths (0)
Monday, Dec. 6 … 13,172 cases (+13), 348 deaths (0)
Tuesday, Dec. 7 … 13,179 cases (+7), 348 deaths (0), 885 hospitalizations (+4)
Wednesday, Dec. 8 … 13,201 cases (+22), 349 deaths (+1), 886 hospitalizations (+1)
Thursday, Dec. 9 … 13,211 cases (+10), 349 deaths (0), 889 hospitalizations (+3)
Friday, Dec. 10 … 13,264 cases (+53), 351 deaths (+2), 895 hospitalizations (+6)
Saturday, Dec. 11 … 13,299 cases (+35), 351 deaths (0)
Sunday, Dec. 12 … 13,312 cases (+13), 351 deaths (0)
Monday, Dec. 13 … 13,335 cases (+23), 351 deaths (0), 904 hospitalizations (+9)
Tuesday, Dec. 14 … 13,345 cases (+10), 352 deaths (+1), 905 hospitalizations (+1)
Wednesday, Dec. 15 … 13,368 cases (+23), 352 deaths (0), 907 hospitalizations (+2)
Thursday, Dec. 16 … 13,408 cases (+40), 352 deaths (0), 909 hospitalizations (+2)
Friday, Dec. 17 … 13,455 cases (+47), 355 deaths (+3), 910 hospitalizations (+1)

** denotes 3-day total (Saturday-Sunday-Monday)
*** denotes 4-day total (Saturday-Sunday-Monday-Tuesday)
## Thanksgiving holiday total (Nov. 24-Nov. 29)

Single-day highs: 168 cases (Sept. 3, 2021), 6 deaths (2 times, last Oct. 15, 2021), 25 hospitalizations (Sept. 14, 2021), 118 consecutive days in double-digit cases (Nov. 14, 2020-March 12, 2021).

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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