Weekly Report: Coweta cases, hospitalizations fall; deaths rise

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THE SKINNY – Coweta County continues to see its weekly case and hospital totals drop, but deaths have risen for the third consecutive week.

Below is a summary of COVID-19 data thru Friday, Feb. 11 from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY

Coweta County posted decreases in cases and hospitalizations but had an increase in deaths for the week of Feb. 5-11.

Coweta County confirmed 162 cases for an average of 23.1 per day for last week (Feb 5-11), a decrease of 236 from the previous week (Jan. 29-Feb. 4). The daily high was 33 confirmed cases on Saturday, Feb. 5. It’s the 5th consecutive week that case totals have dropped in the county.

Coweta confirmed 10 deaths last week, an increase of 3 from the previous week. The daily high was 6 on Wednesday, Feb. 9 which tied two other days for the county record-high (6 on Sept. 16, 2021 and 6 on Oct. 15, 2021). It’s the 3rd straight week death totals have risen here in the county.

Coweta confirmed 21 hospitalizations last week, the 3rd consecutive week that hospitalization totals have fallen. It was a decrease of 8 from the previous week.

So far in February, Coweta County has confirmed 418 cases for an average of 38.0 per day with 17 deaths and 27 hospitalizations. 

Per the Georgia Department of Public Health, Coweta County has reported 162,856 vaccines applied, including 716 last week (down 111 from the previous week), it’s at least the 3rd consecutive weeks vaccinations applied here locally have fallen.  The Coweta vaccination rate is 51 percent for people with one dose and 47 percent for fully vaccinated as of Feb. 11. In addition, 40 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 43% (41%), Meriwether 42% (39%), Carroll 39% (37%), Troup 38% (35%) and Heard 33% (30%).

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 16.3 percent. Last week, those test rates were at 13.4 and 23.6 respectively.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 20,552 cases, 391 deaths (with an additional 49 probable deaths) and 1,277 hospitalizations thru Feb. 11 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, hospitalizations and ICU admits but had an increase in deaths for the week of Feb. 5-11.

Georgia confirmed 22,203 cases for an average of 3,171 per day for the week of Feb. 5-11 – a decrease of 21,127 cases from the previous week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4. The daily high was 4,780 on Feb. 5.

Georgia confirmed 598 deaths for an average of 85.4 per day last week – an increase of 138 from the previous week. The daily high was 167 deaths on Feb. 9 which was the 8th-highest daily total since the pandemic began.

Georgia confirmed 1,324 hospitalizations for an average of 189.1 per day last week – a decrease of 196 from the previous week.

Georgia confirmed 99 ICU admissions for an average of 14.1 per day last week – a decrease of 61 from the previous week.

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 14,209,751 vaccinations have been applied in Georgia through Feb. 11 with 78,328 last week (down 11,680 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.

All four patient census categories dropped in the past 7 days (Feb. 5-11). The number of  ICU Beds in Use fell by 22 and now stands at 2,508 or 86.5 percent capacity statewide. The number of COVID Patients Hospitalized saw another significant drop of 1,070 and is now at 2,920 or 17.4 percent of all people hospitalized in Georgia. It’s the first time the COVID patients hospitalized number has been below 3,000 since Dec. 30, 2021. In-Patient Hospital Beds in Use dropped by 176 and now totals 13,182 or 85.1 percent capacity. And Adult Ventilators in Use fell by 68 and is at 1,236 or 31.0 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 15.3 percent. Last week, those numbers were 12.7 and 21.9, respectively.

Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 1,889,880 cases, 28,560 deaths, 105,350 hospitalizations and 15,139 ICU admits thru Feb. 11 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 (Feb. 5-11) are listed below.

COUNTY … Confirmed Cases-Deaths (Last week’s Totals)
Fulton … 180,090 – 1,862 (2013 cases, 41 deaths)
Coweta …20,552 – 391 (162 cases, 10 deaths)
Fayette … 16,358 – 257 (220 cases, 7 deaths)
Carroll … 14,235 – 170 (136 cases, 3 deaths)
Troup … 11,961 – 296 (99 cases, 6 deaths)
Spalding … 10,301 – 321 (105 cases, 9 deaths)
Meriwether … 3,205 – 108 (33 cases, 2 deaths)
Heard … 1,456 – 28 (24 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 … 418 cases (38.0 per day), 17 deaths, 35 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
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
Feb. 5-11 … 162 cases (23.1 per day), 10 deaths, 21 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)
Saturday, Feb. 5 … 20,423 cases (+33), 381 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, Feb. 6 … 20,433 cases (+10), 381 deaths (0), not available
Monday, Feb. 7 … 20,459 cases (+26), 381 deaths (0), 1,266 hospitalizations (+10**)
Tuesday, Feb. 8 … 20,488 cases (+29), 381 deaths (0), 1,269 hospitalizations (+3)
Wednesday, Feb. 9 … 20,515 cases (+27), 387 deaths (+6), 1,273 hospitalizations (+4)
Thursday, Feb. 10 … 20,530 cases (+15), 391 deaths (+4), 1,276 hospitalizations (+3)
Friday, Feb. 11 … 20,552 cases (+22), 391 deaths (0), 1,277 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.

Georgia’s cumulative COVID-19 totals through Feb. 11, 2022.

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