Weekly Report: Coweta County cases, hospitalizations rising

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THE SKINNY – Coweta County saw its COVID-19 case and hospitalization totals last week increase to levels last seen in February.

Below is the weekly summary of COVID-19 data thru Wednesday, May 4 from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY

It’s been three months since Coweta County’s weekly numbers for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations were this high. 

Coweta County confirmed 104 cases last week – April 28 to May 4 – for an average of 14.8 per day. It’s the first time the county has surpassed 100 cases in a week since posting 141 the week of February 12-18. And it’s an increase of 51 new cases from the previous week’s (April 21-27) totals. The daily high for cases last week was 22 on Wednesday, May 4, the highest daily total since 47 on February 18.

Coweta confirmed 20 hospitalizations last week, up 10 from the previous 7-day period. It’s the most number of hospitalizations in a week since 47 from Feb. 5-11.  

No COVID-related deaths were recorded in the past two weeks 

Per the Georgia Department of Public Health, Coweta County has reported 171,594 vaccines applied, including 881 last week.  The Coweta vaccination rate is 52 percent for people with one dose and 48 percent for fully vaccinated as of May 4. In addition, 44 percent of Coweta residents have been fully vaccinated and had a booster shot. 

The overall positive test rate in Coweta was 12.8 percent on May 4, with the two-week infection rate continuing to slightly rise and stands at 8.9 percent.. Last week, those test rates were at 12.8 and 5.9 respectively.

Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 21,116 cases, 426 deaths (with an additional 63 probable deaths) and 1,454 hospitalizations thru May 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 increases in cases, deaths, hospitalizations and ICU admits for the week of April 28 to May 4.

Georgia confirmed 5,024 cases for an average of 717.7 per day for last week (April 28-May 4) – an increase of 780 cases from the previous week of April 21-27..

Other last week totals included 80 deaths (up 19 from the previous week), 340 hospitalizations (up 14) and 35 ICU admits (up 12).

The number of COVID patients hospitalized last week was 380 or 2.4 percent of all people hospitalized in Georgia. It was an increase of 30 from the previous week.

Overall, Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 1,955,230 cases, 31,627 deaths, 112,338 hospitalizations and 15,942 ICU admits thru May 4 from when the pandemic began.

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 … 629 cases (22.5 per day), 40 deaths, 77 hospitalizations
March 2022 … 107 cases (3.5 per day), 5 deaths, 75 hospitalizations
April 2022 … 184 cases (6.1 per day), 7 deaths, 40 hospitalizations
May 2022 … 62 cases (15.5 per day), 0 deaths, not available

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 14 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. 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
Feb. 12-18 … 141 cases (20.1 per day), 14 deaths, 18 hospitalized
Feb. 19-25 … 52 cases (7.4 per day), 6 deaths, 19 hospitalized
Feb. 26-March 4 … 37 cases (5.3 per day), 4 deaths, 16 hospitalized
March 5-11 … 24 cases (3.4 per day), 0 deaths, 18 hospitalized
March 12-18 … 7 cases (1.0 per day), 3 deaths, 17 hospitalized
March 19-25 … 17 cases (2.4 per day), 0 deaths, 18 hospitalized
March 26-April 1 … 49 cases (7.0 per day), 2 deaths, 12 hospitalized
April 2-8 … 23 cases (3.3 per day), 3 deaths, 7 hospitalized
April 9-15 … 29 cases (4.1 per day), 3 deaths, 14 hospitalized
April 16-20 … 28 cases (5.6 per day), 0 deaths, 9 hospitalized
April 21-27 … 53 cases (7.3 per day), 0 deaths, 10 hospitalized
April 28-May 4 … 104 cases (14.85 per day), 0 deaths, 20 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 April 20 is listed below from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
Wednesday, April 20 … 20,959 cases (+4), 426 deaths (0), 1,424 hospitalizations ([email protected])
Thursday, April 21 … 20,964 cases (+5), 426 deaths (0), not available
Friday, April 22 … 20,976 cases (+12), 426 deaths (0), not available
Saturday, April 23 … 20,977 cases (+1), 426 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, April 24 … 20,981 cases (+4), 426 deaths (0), not available
Monday, April 25 … 20,985 cases (+4), 426 deaths (0), not available
Tuesday, April 26 … 21,003 cases (+18), 426 deaths (0), not available
Wednesday, April 27 … 21,012 cases (+9), 426 deaths (0), 1,434 hospitalizations (+10^^)
Thursday, April 28 … 21,027 cases (+15), 426 deaths (0), not available
Friday, April 29 … 21,046 cases (+19), 426 deaths (0), not available
Saturday, April 30 … 21,054 cases (+8), 426 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, May 1 … 21,069 cases (+15), 426 deaths (0), not available
Monday, May 2 … 21,087 cases (+18), 426 deaths (0), not available
Tuesday, May 3 … 21,094 cases (+7), 426 deaths (0), not available
Wednesday, May 4 … 21,116 cases (+22), 426 deaths (0), 1,454 hospitalizations (+20^^)

@ denotes 5-day total (Saturday-Sunday-Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday)
^^ 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)

The Daily Status Report generated by the Georgia Department of Public Health publishes Wednesdays at 3 p.m.

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

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