Weekly Report: Coweta adds hospitalizations to its monthly record-highs

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THE SKINNY – Coweta County has added hospitalizations to its growing COVID-19 monthly record-high list.

Below is a summary of COVID-19 data thru Friday, Jan. 28 from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY

So far in January, Coweta County has confirmed new monthly highs for COVID-19 cases, daily case rate and on Friday, added hospitalizations to the list. Coweta has posted 4,320 cases this month which bettered the old record of 2,633 from a month ago and a high rate of 112.7 per day. The county surpassed the 200-mark for hospitalizations on Jan. 28 and now totals 206 for the month, surpassing the previous high of 199 established in September 2021.

For the week of Jan. 22-28, Coweta County confirmed 789 cases which was down 58 from the prior week and the third consecutive week to fall. Other numbers in Coweta last week included 6 deaths (up 3) and 43 hospitalizations (down 3).

Per the Georgia Department of Public Health, Coweta County has reported 161,313 vaccines applied, including 1,237 last week (down 269 from the previous week). The Coweta vaccination rate is 51 percent for people with one dose and 47 percent for fully vaccinated as of Jan. 28. In addition, 39 percent of Coweta residents have been fully vaccinated and had a booster shot. 

Full vaccination rates and Full/Booster rates for neighboring counties includes Fayette at 64% full (46% full/booster), Fulton at 58% (44%), Spalding 42% (39%), Meriwether 42% (38%), Carroll 39% (36%), Troup 38% (34%) and Heard 30% (33%).

The positive test rate this week of all persons tested in Coweta was 13.3 percent overall, and the two-week infection rate continues to fall and now stands at 29.4 percent. Last week, those test rates were at 12.1 and 32.3 respectively.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 19,992 cases, 374 deaths (with an additional 48 probable deaths) and 1,227 hospitalizations thru Jan. 28 from when the pandemic began. Coweta ranks 21st in Georgia (out of 159 counties) in cumulative cases, 14th in deaths due to COVID and 19th in COVID-related hospitalizations.

GEORGIA

Statewide, Georgia posted increases in cases, deaths and hospitalizations for the week of Jan. 22-28.

Georgia confirmed 97,378 new COVID-19 cases which was an increase of 8,042 from the previous week. The highest daily case total of the week came on Saturday, Jan. 22 with 20,689, the 2nd-highest confirmed total since the pandemic began.

There were 465 deaths (up 175) last week with the highest daily total coming on Friday, Jan. 28 at 127. Hospitalizations for the week were 1,773 (down 142), however, Georgia did set the daily record high with 646 on Thursday, Jan. 27 surpassing the old mark of 611 from Jan. 6, 2021. The only category to drop was ICU admits at 121, down 22 from last week.

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 14,041,415 vaccinations have been applied in Georgia through Jan. 28 with 124,153 last week (down 26,090 from the prior week). Georgia residents now have a 62 percent vaccine rate with 1 dose and 54 percent fully vaccinated. Also, 37 percent have been both fully vaccinated plus taken a booster shot.

All four patient census categories dropped in the past 7 days (Jan. 22-28). The number of  ICU Beds in Use fell by 55 and now stands at 2,461 or 86.2 percent capacity statewide. The number of COVID Patients Hospitalized saw a drop of 565 and is now at 4,617 or 27.8 percent of all people hospitalized in Georgia. In-Patient Hospital Beds in Use decreased by 491 and now totals 13,076 or 85.3 percent capacity. And Adult Ventilators in Use fell by 42 and is at 1,346 or 33.8 percent capacity. 

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 12.6 percent, and the two-week infection rate is down slightly at 27.9 percent. Last week, those numbers were 12.1 and 30.6, respectively.

Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 1,824,347 cases, 27,502 deaths, 102,506 hospitalizations and 14,880 ICU admits thru Jan. 28 from when the pandemic began.

Georgia’s single-day highs follow: cases (21,276 on Jan. 7, 2022); deaths (188 on Oct. 15, 2021); hospitalizations (646 on Jan. 27, 2022); ICU admits (97 on Aug. 12, 2020).

CASES IN SURROUNDING COUNTIES

The confirmed cumulative cases-deaths in neighboring counties and last week’s totals (Jan. 22-28) are listed below.

COUNTY … Confirmed Cases-Deaths (Last Week’s Totals)
Fulton … 175,011 – 1,792 (9,447 cases, 22 deaths)
Coweta …19,992 – 374 (789 cases, 6 deaths)
Fayette … 15,755 – 242 (861 cases, 6 deaths)
Carroll … 13,807 – 166 (537 cases, 3 deaths)
Troup … 11,705 – 287 (333 cases, 7 deaths)
Spalding … 10,003 – 305 (352 cases, 5 deaths)
Meriwether … 3,120 – 103 (116 cases, 0 deaths)
Heard … 1,406 – 28 (50 cases, 1 death)

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 … 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 (2.5 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 … 2633 cases (84.9 per day), 12 deaths, 147 hospitalizations
January 2022 … 4320 cases (154.3 per day), 15 deaths, 206 hospitalizations

Single-month highs: 4320 cases (January 2022), 154.3 cases per day (January 2022), 53 deaths (October 2021) and 206 hospitalizations (January 2022).

COWETA COUNTY WEEK-BY-WEEK

The week-by-week cumulative breakdown for the past 6 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
Dec. 18-24 … 738 cases (105.4 per day), 1 death, 44 hospitalized
Dec. 25-31 … 1479 cases (211.3 per day, 3 deaths, 67 hospitalized
Jan. 1-7 … 1561 cases (223.0 per day), 2 deaths, not available
Jan. 8-14 … 1123 cases (160.4 per day), 4 deaths, not available
Jan. 15-21 … 847 cases (121.0 per day), 3 deaths, 46 hospitalized
Jan. 22-28 … 789 cases (112.7 per day), 6 deaths, 43 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 since Jan. 1 is listed below from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
Saturday, Jan. 1 … 15,934 cases (+262), 359 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, Jan. 2 … 16,224 cases (+290), 359 deaths (0), not available
Monday, Jan. 3 … 16,413 cases (+189), 359 deaths (0), not available
Tuesday, Jan. 4 … 16,549 cases (+136), 359 deaths (0), 1,073 hospitalizations (+52***)
Wednesday, Jan. 5 … 16,732 cases (+183), 360 deaths (+1), 1077 hospitalizations (+4)
Thursday, Jan. 6 … 16,967 cases (+235), 360 deaths (0), not available
Friday, Jan. 7 … 17,233 cases (+266), 361 deaths (+1), not available
Saturday, Jan. 8 … 17,406 cases (+173), 361 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, Jan. 9 … 17,607 cases (+201), 361 deaths (0), not available
Monday, Jan. 10 … 17,724 cases (+117), 361 deaths (0), 1,109 hospitalizations (+32^)
Tuesday, Jan. 11 … 17,931 cases (+207), 362 deaths (+1), 1,123 hospitalizations (+14)
Wednesday, Jan. 12 … 18,009 cases (+78), 362 deaths (0), 1,125 hospitalizations (+2)
Thursday, Jan. 13 … 18,226 cases (+217), 364 deaths (+2), 1,134 hospitalizations (+9)
Friday, Jan. 14 … 18,356 cases (+130), 365 deaths (+1), 1,138 hospitalizations (+4)
Saturday, Jan. 15 … 18,500 cases (+144), 365 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, Jan. 16 … 18,622 cases (+122), 365 deaths (0), not available
Monday, Jan. 17 … 18,699 cases (+77), 365 deaths (0), 1,155 hospitalizations (+17**)
Tuesday, Jan. 18 … 18,771 cases (+72), 366 deaths (+1), 1,160 hospitalizations (+5)
Wednesday, Jan. 19 … 18,918 cases (+147), 366 deaths (0), 1,166 hospitalizations (+6)
Thursday, Jan. 20 … 19,062 cases (+144), 366 deaths (0), 1,173 hospitalizations (+7)
Friday, Jan. 21 … 19,203 cases (+141), 368 deaths (+2), 1,184 hospitalizations (+11)
Saturday, Jan. 22 … 19,300 cases (+97), 369 deaths (+1), not available
Sunday, Jan. 23 … 19,369 cases (+69), 369 deaths (0), not available
Monday, Jan. 24 … 19,453 cases (+84), 369 deaths (0), 1,190 hospitalizations (+6**)
Tuesday, Jan. 25 … 19,541 cases (+88), 371 deaths (+2), 1,192 hospitalizations (+2)
Wednesday, Jan. 26 … 19,627 cases (+86), 372 deaths (+1), 1,192 hospitalizations (0)
Thursday, Jan. 27 … 19,800 cases (+173), 373 deaths (+1), 1,218 hospitalizations (+26)
Friday, Jan. 28 … 19,992 cases (+192), 374 deaths (+1), 1,227 hospitalizations (+9)

** denotes 3-day total (Saturday-Sunday-Monday)
*** denotes 4-day total (Saturday-Sunday-Monday-Tuesday)
^ denotes 5-day total (Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday)
## Thanksgiving holiday total (Nov. 24-Nov. 29)

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 Monday thru Friday at 3 p.m.

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

Georgia’s cumulative COVID-19 totals through Jan. 28, 2022.

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