Weekly Report: Coweta cases fall for 4th consecutive week

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THE SKINNY – Coweta County has seen its weekly case totals drop for the fourth straight week.

Below is a summary of COVID-19 data thru Friday, Feb. 4 from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY

Coweta County posted decreases in cases, hospitalizations and vaccinations applied for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4.

Coweta confirmed 398 cases for an average of 56.6 per day for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4 – a decrease of 391 from the week of Jan. 22-28. The high daily case total for the week was 75 twice (Feb. 1, Feb. 4).  It’s the 4th consecutive week for cases to drop in the county since a record-high of 1,561 from Jan. 1-7. The past four weeks have seen 1,123 cases (Jan. 8-14), 847 cases (Jan. 15-21), 789 cases (Jan. 22-28) and this week’s 398.

Coweta confirmed 7 deaths for an average of 1.0 per day for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4 – an increase of 1 from the previous week. The high daily death total was 2 three times (Feb. 1, Feb. 2, Feb. 4). It’s the most COVID-related deaths in a week here in Coweta since 11 from Oct. 23-29, 2021.

Coweta confirmed 29 hospitalizations for an average of 4.1 for last week – a decrease of 14 from the previous week. The high daily hospitalization total was 8 on Feb. 3.

Just four days into the month of February, Coweta County has confirmed 256 cases for an average of 64.0 per day with 7 deaths and 14 hospitalizations. 

Per the Georgia Department of Public Health, Coweta County has reported 162,140 vaccines applied, including 827 last week (down 410 from the previous week).  The Coweta vaccination rate is 51 percent for people with one dose and 47 percent for fully vaccinated as of Feb. 4. 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 (47% full/booster), Fulton at 59% (45%), Spalding 42% (40%), Meriwether 42% (39%), Carroll 39% (37%), Troup 38% (35%) and Heard 30% (34%).

The positive test rate this week of all persons tested in Coweta was 13.4 percent overall, and the two-week infection rate continues to fall and now stands at 23.6 percent. Last week, those test rates were at 13.3 and 29.4 respectively.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 20,390 cases, 381 deaths (with an additional 48 probable deaths) and 1,256 hospitalizations thru Feb. 4 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 decreases in cases, deaths and hospitalizations for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4.

Georgia confirmed 43,330 cases for an average of 6,190 per day for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4 – a decrease of 54,048 cases from week of Jan. 22-28.

Georgia confirmed 460 deaths for an average of 65.7 per day for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4 – a decrease of 5 from the previous week.

Georgia confirmed 1,520 hospitalizations for an average of 217.1 per day for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4 – a decrease of 253 from the previous week.

Georgia confirmed 160 ICU admissions for an average of 22.9 per day for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4 – an increase of 39 from the previous week.

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 14,131,423 vaccinations have been applied in Georgia through Feb. 4 with 90,008 last week (down 34,145 from the prior week). Georgia residents now have a 62 percent vaccine rate with 1 dose and 55 percent fully vaccinated. Also, 38 percent have been both fully vaccinated plus taken a booster shot.

Two patient census categories dropped in the past 7 days (Jan. 29-Feb. 4). The number of COVID Patients Hospitalized saw a drop of 627 and is now at 3,990 or 23.6 percent of all people hospitalized in Georgia. That’s a significant decrease since this last peak at 5,420 on Jan. 18.  And Adult Ventilators in Use fell by 42 and is at 1,304 or 32.8 percent capacity. 

The number of  ICU Beds in Use rose by 69 and now stands at 2,530 or 88.3 percent capacity statewide. Also rising was In-Patient Hospital Beds in Use, increasing by 282 and now totals 13,358 or 86.0 percent capacity.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 12.7 percent, and the two-week infection rate has dropped to 21.9 percent. Last week, those numbers were 12.6 and 27.9, respectively.

Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 1,867,677 cases, 27,962 deaths, 104,026 hospitalizations and 15,040 ICU admits thru Feb. 4 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. 29-Feb. 4) are listed below.

COUNTY … Confirmed Cases-Deaths (Last week’s Totals)
Fulton … 178,077 – 1,821 (3066 cases, 29 deaths)
Coweta …20,390 – 381 (398 cases, 7 deaths)
Fayette … 16,138 – 250 (383 cases, 8 deaths)
Carroll … 14,099 – 167 (292 cases, 1 death)
Troup … 11,862 – 290 (157 cases, 3 deaths)
Spalding … 10,196 – 312 (193 cases, 7 deaths)
Meriwether … 3,172 – 106 (52 cases, 3 deaths)
Heard … 1,432 – 28 (26 cases, 0 deaths)

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 … 4462 cases (143.9 per day), 15 deaths, 221 hospitalizations
February 2022 … 256 cases (64.0 per day), 7 deaths, 14 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 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. 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
Jan. 29-Feb. 4 … 398 cases (56.6 per day), 7 deaths, 29 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. 15 is listed below from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
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)
Saturday, Jan. 29 … 20,057 cases (+65), 374 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, Jan. 30 … 20,098 cases (+41), 374 deaths (0), not available
Monday, Jan. 31 … 20,134 cases (+36), 374 deaths (0), 1,242 hospitalizations (+15**)
Tuesday, Feb. 1 … 20,209 cases (+75), 376 deaths (+2), 1,244 hospitalizations (+2)
Wednesday, Feb. 2 … 20,253 cases (+44), 378 deaths (+2), 1,247 hospitalizations (+3)
Thursday, Feb. 3 … 20,315 cases (+62), 379 deaths (+1), 1,255 hospitalizations (+8)
Friday, Feb. 4 … 20,390 cases (+75), 381 deaths (+2), 1,256 hospitalizations (+1)

** denotes 3-day total (Saturday-Sunday-Monday)
*** denotes 4-day total (Saturday-Sunday-Monday-Tuesday)
^ denotes 5-day total (Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday)

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.

The Georgia cumulative COVID-19 totals through Feb. 4, 2022.

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