Weekly Report: Coweta County case totals fall for second straight week

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From Staff Reports

THE SKINNY – Though Coweta County has already set a record high for COVID-19 cases this month, case numbers have dropped for a second consecutive week.

Below is a summary of COVID-19 data thru Friday, Jan. 21 from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY

Coweta County confirmed 847 new COVID-19 cases for the week of Jan. 15-21, which means for the second week in-a-row case totals have fallen. The County reached a record-high 1,561 cases from Jan. 1-7, then dropped to 1,123 from Jan. 8-14 and fell another 276 cases for the week just concluded.

Other numbers in Coweta last week included 3 deaths and 46 hospitalizations.

For the month of January, Coweta has posted record-highs with 3,531 cases and a daily case rate of 168.1. Those monthly totals also show 9 deaths and 163 hospitalizations (2nd-highest overall).

Per the Georgia Department of Public Health, Coweta County has reported 160,076 vaccines applied, as well as 1,506 last week. The Coweta vaccination rate is 51 percent for people with one dose and 46 percent for fully vaccinated as of Jan. 21. In addition, 38 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 63% full (45% full/booster), Fulton at 58% (43%), Spalding 42% (38%), Meriwether 42% (37%), Carroll 39% (35%), Troup 38% (34%) and Heard 29% (33%).

The positive test rate this week of all persons tested in Coweta was 12.1 percent overall, and the two-week infection rate now stands at 32.3 percent. Last week, those test rates were at 12.7 and 36.8 respectively.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 19,203 cases, 368 deaths (with an additional 47 probable deaths) and 1,184 hospitalizations thru Jan. 21 from when the pandemic began. Coweta ranks 21st in Georgia (out of 159 counties) in cumulative cases, 14th in deaths due to COVID and 20th in COVID-related hospitalizations.

GEORGIA

Georgia ended the week of Jan. 15-21 with 89,336 confirmed COVID-19 cases for an average of 12,762 per day. That’s a decrease of 15,319 from a week earlier. 

Other numbers for the week had 290 deaths (up 98 from previous week), 1,631 hospitalizations (up 347) and 143 ICU admits (up 54).

The highest single-day marks for Jan. 15-21 were 17,205 confirmed cases  on Jan. 19 and 113 deaths on Jan. 20.

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 13,917,262 vaccinations have been applied in Georgia through Jan. 21 with 150,243 last week. Georgia residents now have a 62 percent vaccine rate with 1 dose and 54 percent fully vaccinated. Also, 36 percent have been both fully vaccinated plus taken a booster shot.

Two patient census categories rose in the past week (Jan. 15-21).  In-Patient Hospital Beds in Use increased by 8 and now totals 13,567 or 87.4 percent capacity. That’s the 6th-highest daily total since the pandemic began. And Adult Ventilators in Use rose by 38 and is at 1,388 or 35.2 percent capacity. 

The number of  ICU Beds in Use fell by 48 and now stands at 2,516 or 87.3 percent capacity statewide. And the number of COVID Patients Hospitalized saw a drop of 219 and is now at 5,182 or 30.0 percent of all people hospitalized in Georgia.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 12.1 percent, and the two-week infection rate is at 30.6 percent. Last week, those numbers were 11.7 and 33.8, respectively.

Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 1,726,969 cases, 27,037 deaths, 100,733 hospitalizations and 14,759 ICU admits thru Jan. 21 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 (611 on Jan. 6, 2021); ICU admits (97 on Aug. 12, 2020).

The Georgia cumulative COVID-19 numbers through Jan. 21, 2022.

CASES IN SURROUNDING COUNTIES

The confirmed cumulative cases-deaths in neighboring counties and last week’s totals are listed below.

COUNTY … Confirmed Cases, Deaths (Jan. 15-21 totals)
Fulton … 165,564 – 1,770 (6,012 cases, 18 deaths)
Coweta …19,203 – 368 (847 cases, 3 deaths)
Fayette … 14,894 – 236 (612 cases, 6 deaths)
Carroll … 13,270 – 163 (579 cases, 0 deaths)
Troup … 11,372 – 280 (333 cases, 1 death)
Spalding … 9,651 – 300 (375 cases, 4 deaths)
Meriwether … 3,004 – 103 (139 cases, 0 deaths)
Heard … 1,356 – 27(61 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 … 3531 cases (168.1 per day), 9 deaths, 163 hospitalizations

Single-month highs: 3531 cases (January 2022), 168.1 cases per day (January 2022), 53 deaths (October 2021) and 199 hospitalizations (September 2021).

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. 11-17 … 191 cases (27.3 per day), 4 deaths, 15 hospitalized
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

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)

** 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), 25 hospitalizations (Sept. 14, 2021), 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.

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