Weekly Report: Coweta County cases rise, deaths and hospitalizations fall

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From Staff Reports

THE SKINNY – Coweta County had the most COVID-19 cases in the past seven days since mid-February.

Below is the weekly summary of COVID-19 data thru Wednesday, May 18 from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY

Coweta County confirmed 133 new COVID-19 cases in the past week (May 12-18) for an average of 19.0 per day. It’s up 39 cases from the previous week (May 5-11) when the county posted 94. It’s the most cases in a week since 141 was posted February 12-18. The daily high in this past 7-day span was 34 cases on Wednesday, May 18 – the most in a single day since 47 were confirmed on Feb. 18. 

Coweta did not confirm any deaths and had 17 hospitalizations (down 11) in the past week. 

Per the Georgia Department of Public Health, Coweta County has reported 172,978 vaccines applied, including 734 last week (up 84 from the previous week).  The Coweta vaccination rate is 52 percent for people with one dose and 48 percent for fully vaccinated as of May 18. 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 18, with the two-week infection rate continuing to rise and stands at 12.3 percent. Last week, those test rates were at 12.8 and 10.0 respectively.

Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 21,343 cases, 428 deaths (with an additional 63 probable deaths) and 1,499 hospitalizations thru May 18 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, hospitalizations and ICU admits but dropped in numbers for deaths for the week of May 12-18.

Georgia confirmed 8,479 cases for an average of 1,211.3 per day for last week – an increase of 1,681 cases from the previous week of May 5-11.

Other last week totals included 61 deaths (down 5 from the previous week), 378 hospitalizations (up 10) and 42 ICU admits (up 15).

The number of COVID patients hospitalized last week was 465 or 2.9 percent of all people hospitalized in Georgia. It was an increase of 75 from the previous week.

The overall positive test rate in Georgia was 12.1 percent on May 18, with the two-week infection rate standing at 9.4 percent.

Overall, Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 1,970,507 cases, 31,754 deaths, 113,084 hospitalizations and 16,011 ICU admits thru May 18 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 … 289 cases (16.1 per day), 2 deaths, 65 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 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
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 (4.1 per day), 3 deaths, 14 hospitalized
April 16-20 … 28 (5.6 per day), 0 deaths, 9 hospitalized
April 21-27 … 53 (7.3 per day), 0 deaths, 10 hospitalized
April 28-May 4 … 104 (14.85 per day), 0 deaths, 20 hospitalized
May 5-11 … 94 cases (13.4 per day), 2 deaths, 28 hospitalized
May 12-18 … 133 cases (19.0 per day), 0 deaths, 17 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 (+9)
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^^)
Thursday, May 5 … 21,128 cases (+12), 427 deaths (+1), not available
Friday, May 6 … 21,149 cases (+21), 427 deaths (0), not available
Saturday, May 7 … 21,168 cases (+19), 428 deaths (+1), not available
Sunday, May 8 … 21,178 cases (+10), 428 deaths (0), not available
Monday, May 9 … 21,181 cases (+3), 428 deaths (0), not available
Tuesday, May 10 … 21,199 cases (+18), 428 deaths (0), not available
Wednesday, May 11 … 21,210 cases (+11), 428 deaths (0), 1,482 hospitalizations (+28^^)
Thursday, May 12 … 21,228 cases (+18), 428 deaths (0), not available
Friday, May 13 … 21,254 cases (+26), 428 deaths (0), not available
Saturday, May 14 … 21,263 cases (+9), 428 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, May 15 … 21,272 cases (+9), 428 deaths (0), not available
Monday, May 16 … 21,304 cases (+32), 428 deaths (0), not available
Tuesday, May 17 … 21,309 cases (+5), 428 deaths (0), not available
Wednesday, May 18 … 21,343 cases (+34), 428 deaths (0), 1,499 hospitalizations (+17^^)

^^ 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 each Wednesday at 3 p.m.

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

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