Weekly Report: Coweta continues to see declines in new cases

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From Staff Reports

Below is the weekly summary of COVID-19 data from March 16-22, 2023, from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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.

COWETA COUNTY

Coweta confirmed only 26 new COVID-19 cases for an average of 3.7 per day last week (March 16-22). It was 7 cases lower than the previous week and the lowest weekly total since 23 for the week of April 2-8, 2022. And it marked the sixth consecutive week the county has reported a decline in new cases.

For the fourth straight week, Coweta posted 0 deaths. It is the longest stretch of weeks without a COVID-related death in the county since the pandemic began.

Coweta did have 4 hospitalizations, which was an increase of 1 from a week earlier.

For the month of March, Coweta has confirmed 96 new cases (4.4 per day) with 0 deaths and 16 hospitalizations. It’s the lowest number of cases in a month since 107 of March 2022 and the lowest number of hospitalizations since 10 in July 2021. Coweta has never had a month with 0 deaths during the pandemic.

Per the Georgia Department of Public Health, 202,059 vaccines have been applied to Coweta residents thru March 22 with 59 last week. The Coweta and Georgia vaccination rates follow – Coweta is at 56 percent with one dose (Georgia is at 67 percent), 52 percent fully vaccinated (Georgia is at 59 percent), 47 percent have been fully vaccinated and had a booster shot (Georgia 47 percent), and 24 percent have had an additional dose (Georgia 27 percent).

The overall positive test rate in Coweta is 13.8 percent this week, with the two-week infection rate dropping to 10.6 percent (from 11.3 last week).

Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 27,963 cases, 459 deaths (with an additional 68 probable deaths) and 2,176 hospitalizations through March 22 from when the pandemic began some 35-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.

COWETA COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS – March 16-22, 2023

Total Number of New Cases : 26 (average 3.7 per day) /  Previous Week – 33 /  Trend – down 7
Total Number of Deaths: 0 / Previous Week – 0 / Trend – no change
Total Number of Hospitalizations: 4 / Previous Week – 3 / Trend – up 1

THE LAST TIME

Coweta had 200-or-more cases in a week: 203 (Sept. 1-7, 2022)
Coweta had 500-or-more cases in a week: 789 (Jan. 22-28, 2022)
Coweta had 1,000-or-more cases in a week: 1,123 (Jan. 8-14, 2022)
Coweta had 5-or-more deaths in a week: 6 (Feb. 19-25, 2022)
Coweta had 10-or-more deaths in a week: 14 (Feb. 12-18, 2022)
Coweta had 30-or-more hospitalizations in a week: 39 (Aug. 4-10, 2022)
Coweta had 60-or-more hospitalizations in a week: 67 (Dec. 25-31, 2021)

COWETA COUNTY MONTH-BY MONTH

The 2023 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
January 2023 … 484 cases (15.6 per day), 3 deaths, 54 hospitalizations
February 2023 … 360 cases (12.9 per day), 3 deaths, 37 hospitalizations
March 2023 … 96 cases (4.4 per day), 0 deaths, 16 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
Dec. 29-Jan. 4 … 175 cases (25.0 per day), 0 deaths, 15 hospitalized
Jan. 5-11 … 167 cases (23.9 per day), 1 death, 13 hospitalized
Jan. 12-18 … 103 cases (14.7 per day), 0 deaths, 15 hospitalized
Jan. 19-25 … 78 cases (11.1 per day), 2 deaths, 7 hospitalized
Jan. 26-Feb. 1 … 84 cases (12.0 per day), 1 death, 10 hospitalized
Feb. 2-8 … 113 cases (16.1 per day), 1 death, 16 hospitalized
Feb. 9-15 … 93 cases (13.3 per day), 0 deaths, 9 hospitalized
Feb. 16-22 … 68 cases (9.7 per day), 1 death, 9 hospitalized
Feb. 23-March 1 … 47 cases (6.7 per day), 0 deaths, 3 hospitalized
March 2-8 … 35 cases (5.0 per day), 0 deaths, 9 hospitalized
March 9-15 … 33 cases (4.7 per day), 0 deaths, 3 hospitalized
March 16-22 … 26 cases (3.7 per day), 0 deaths, 4 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 March 1 is listed below from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
Wednesday, March 1 … 27,869 cases (+2), 459 deaths (0), 2,160 hospitalizations (+3*)
Thursday, March 2 … 27,872 cases (+3), 459 deaths (0), not available
Friday, March 3 … 27,879 cases (+7), 459 deaths (0), not available
Saturday, March 4 … 27,887 cases (+8), 459 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, March 5 … 27,892 cases (+5), 459 deaths (0), not available
Monday, March 6 … 27,895 cases (+3), 459 deaths (0), not available
Tuesday, March 7 … 27,901 cases (+6), 459 deaths (0), not available
Wednesday, March 8 … 27,904 cases (+3), 459 deaths (0), 2,169 hospitalizations (+9*)
Thursday, March 9 … 27,908 cases (+4), 459 deaths (0), not available
Friday, March 10 … 27,911 cases (+3), 459 deaths (0), not available
Saturday, March 11 … 27,916 cases (+5), 459 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, March 12 … 27,924 cases (+8), 459 deaths (0), not available
Monday, March 13 … 27,929 cases (+5), 459 deaths (0), not available
Tuesday, March 14 … 27,932 cases (+3), 459 deaths (0), not available
Wednesday, March 15 … 27,937 cases (+5), 459 deaths (0), 2,172 hospitalizations (+3*)
Thursday, March 16 … 27,941 cases (+4), 459 deaths (0), not available
Friday, March 17 … 27,946 cases (+5), 459 deaths (0), not available
Saturday, March 18 … 27,951 cases (+5), 459 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, March 19 … 27,956 cases (+5), 459 deaths (0), not available
Monday, March 20 … 27,959 cases (+3), 459 deaths (0), not available
Tuesday, March 21 … 27,960 cases (+1), 459 deaths (0), not available
Wednesday, March 22 … 27,963 cases (+3), 459 deaths (0), 2,176 hospitalizations (+4*)

* 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)

GEORGIA

Georgia had declines in two of the four major COVID-19 categories for the week of March 16-22, 2023.

Georgia confirmed 1,564 cases for an average of 223.4 per day last week, falling by 71 cases from the previous week. It’s the sixth consecutive week to see a decline.

The other category to have a decrease included hospitalizations with 267, that’s down 7 from a week earlier.

There were 36 COVID-related deaths during the week, the exact number as a week earlier.

The lone category to see an increase was ICU Admits with 41 (up 9).

The overall positive test rate in Georgia this week remains at 12.5 percent, with the two-week infection rate falling to 6.2 percent (6.5 percent last week).

Overall, Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 2,353,171 cases, 35,189 deaths, 139,073 hospitalizations and 17,746 ICU admits through March 22 from when the pandemic began in March 2020.

GEORGIA BY THE NUMBERS – March 16-22, 2023

Total Number of New Cases : 1,564 (average 223.4 per day) /  Previous Week – 1,635 /  Trend – down 71
Total Number of Deaths: 36 / Previous Week – 36 / Trend – no change
Total Number of Hospitalizations: 267 / Previous Week – 274 / Trend – down 7
Total Number of ICU Admits: 41 / Previous Week – 32 / Trend – up 9

THE LAST TIME

Georgia had 7,500-or-more cases in a week: 9,022 (Jan. 5-11, 2023)
Georgia had 15,000-or-more cases in a week: 17,286 (Aug. 18-24, 2022)
Georgia had 20,000-or-more cases in a week: 20,252 (July 28-Aug. 3, 2022)
Georgia had 120-or-more deaths in a week: 123 (Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2023)
Georgia had 750-or-more hospitalizations in a week: 864 (Jan. 5-11, 2023)
Georgia had 1,000-or-more hospitalizations in a week: 1,017 (July 21-27, 2022)
Georgia had 50-or-more ICU admits in a week: 54 (Jan. 5-11, 2023)
Georgia had 75-or-more ICU admits in a week: 83 (July 7-13, 2022)

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