Weekly Report: Coweta County reports 13 COVID-related deaths from Oct. 2-8

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Georgia cumulative COVID-19 numbers through Oct. 8, 2021.

From Staff Reports

THE SKINNY – Though case numbers continue to fall here in Coweta County, deaths and hospitalizations remain high.

Below is a summary of COVID-19 data thru Friday, Oct. 8 from  the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY CASES

Coweta County confirmed 150 new COVID-19 cases (21.4 per day) in last week’s reporting period covering Oct. 2-8. That’s down 19 from the previous week and the fifth consecutive week that cases have dropped since a record-high 634 from Aug. 28-Sept. 3.

Coweta is still seeing high numbers each week, however, in both deaths and hospitalizations. The county recorded 13 deaths last week, which is tied for the 2nd-highest weekly total since the pandemic began. The record is 15 deaths, set Sept. 11-17, but in weeks following the total has been 13 (Sept. 18-24), 8 (Sept. 25-Oct. 1) and 13 last week.

Coweta County Vaccination Rates thru Oct. 8, 2021.

Hospitalizations have fallen since the record-high 76 from Sept. 18-24, but have been above 25 per week since Aug. 21-27. That stretch of seven weeks saw Coweta with 298 hospitalizations (42.6 per week), the most since the coronavirus started. Last week, Coweta had 28 COVID-related hospitalizations. 

Last week’s daily highs were 45 cases (Thursday), 3 deaths (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and 7 hospitalizations (Thursday). 

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 127,005 vaccinations have been applied here in Coweta County through Oct. 8, including 3,051 in the past week (up 1,163 from last week). Of those, 68,547 people or 48 percent have 1 dose of the vaccine while 61,243 or 43 percent of Coweta residents have been fully vaccinated. 

The positive test rate this week of all persons tested in Coweta was 11.1 percent, and in the last two weeks stands at 10.4 percent. Last week, those test rates were at 11.2 and 12.2, respectively.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 12,455 cases, 298 deaths (with an additional 24 probable deaths) and 738 hospitalizations thru Oct. 8 from when the pandemic began. Coweta ranks 24th in Georgia (out of 159 counties) in cumulative cases, 15th in deaths due to COVID and 26th in COVID-related hospitalizations.

GEORGIA CASES

Georgia confirmed 14,971 new COVID-19 cases for an average of 2,138.7 per day for the reporting period of Oct. 2-8. It was a decrease of 3,675 cases from last week’s reporting period (Sept. 25-Oct. 1). Thursday’s daily total of 3,732 cases were the most in a single day last week for the state.

Other numbers from the past week included 716 deaths (up 81 from a week earlier), 1,454 hospitalizations (down 46) and 150 ICU admits (up 1).  The daily highs for deaths was 159, hospitalizations 273 and ICU Admits 35, all occurring on Thursday.

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 10,735,873 vaccinations (190,959 in the past week, up 44,132 from the previous week) have been applied here in Georgia through October 8. Of those, 5,696,359 Georgia residents or 55 percent have 1 dose of the vaccine while 5,023,658 or 48 percent have been fully vaccinated.

Three of four patient census categories dropped in the past week. ICU Beds in Use fell by 161 and now stands at 2,612 or 88.2 percent capacity statewide. The number of COVID Patients Hospitalized dropped by 550 and is now at 2,623 or 15.9 percent of all people hospitalized in Georgia. Adult Ventilators in Use fell by 111 and is at 1,536 or 37.9 percent capacity by the end of the week. 

In-Patient Hospital Beds in Use was the only category to see an increase, rising by 34 and now standing at 13,099 or 85.6 percent capacity. 

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 11.2 percent, and in the last two weeks, it is at 8.6 percent. Last week, those numbers were 11.3 and 10.2, respectively.

Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 1,240,641 cases, 23,342 deaths, 82,566 hospitalizations and 13,035 ICU admits thru Oct. 8 from when the pandemic began.

Georgia’s single-day highs follow: cases (10,379 on Jan. 8, 2021); deaths (184 on Feb. 12, 2021); hospitalizations (611 on Jan. 6, 2021); ICU admits (97 on Aug. 12, 2020).

CASES IN SURROUNDING COUNTIES

The confirmed cumulative cases-deaths in neighboring counties and last week’s totals (Oct. 2-8) are listed below.

COUNTY … Confirmed Cases-Deaths (Last week)
Fulton … 109,379 – 1,554 (1,342 cases, 32 deaths)
Coweta …12,455 – 298 (150 cases, 13 deaths)
Carroll … 9,858 – 146 (89 cases, 0 deaths)
Fayette … 9,510 – 196 (97 cases, 7 deaths)
Troup … 8,436 – 246 (58 cases, 3 deaths)
Spalding … 6,633 – 222 (92 cases, 9 deaths)
Meriwether … 2,162 – 90 (26 cases, 4 deaths)
Heard … 1,024 – 23 (5 cases, 0 deaths)

COWETA COUNTY MONTH-BY MONTH

The month-by-month cumulative breakdown (March 2020 to October 2021) of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Coweta County from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

MONTH … Confirmed Cases (Cases Per Day), 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 (2.3 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 … 162 cases (20.2 per day), 17 deaths, 28 hospitalizations

Single-month highs: 1866 cases (January), 60.2 cases per day (January), 46 deaths (September 2021) and 199 hospitalizations (September 2021).

COWETA COUNTY WEEK-BY-WEEK

The week-by-week cumulative breakdown for the past 4 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
Sept. 11-17 … 354 cases (50.6 per day), 15 deaths, 33 hospitalized
Sept. 18-24 … 251 cases (35.8 per day), 13 deaths, 76 hospitalized
Sept. 25-Oct. 1 … 169 cases (24.1 per day), 8 deaths, 30 hospitalized
Oct. 2-8 … 150 cases (21.4 per day), 13 deaths, 28 hospitalized

Single-week highs: 635 cases (Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2021), 90.7 cases per day (Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2021), 15 deaths (Sept. 11-17, 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 Sept. 1 from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
Wednesday, Sept. 1 … 10,783 cases (+48), 236 deaths (+1), 512 hospitalized (0)
Thursday, Sept. 2 … 10,885 cases (+102), 237 deaths (+1), 512 hospitalized (0)
Friday, Sept. 3 … 11,053 cases (+168), 242 deaths (+5), 532 hospitalized (+20)
Saturday, Sept. 4 … Data not available
Sunday, Sept. 5 … Data not available
Monday, Sept. 6 … Data not available
Tuesday, Sept. 7*** … 11,338 cases (+285), 246 deaths (+4), 534 hospitalized (+2)
Wednesday, Sept. 8 … 11,412 cases (+74), 246 deaths (0), 551 hospitalized (+17)
Thursday, Sept. 9 … 11,461 cases (+49), 248 deaths (+2), 565 hospitalized (+14)
Friday, Sept. 10 … 11,531 cases (+70), 249 deaths (+1), 569 hospitalized (+4)
Saturday, Sept. 11 … Data not available
Sunday, Sept. 12 … Data not available
Monday, Sept. 13** … 11,679 cases (+148), 252 deaths (+3), 570 hospitalized (+1)
Tuesday, Sept. 14 … 11,729 cases (+50), 256 deaths (+4), 595 hospitalized (+25)
Wednesday, Sept. 15 … 11,770 cases (+41), 257 deaths (+1), 598 hospitalized (+3)
Thursday, Sept. 16 … 11,849 cases (+79), 263 deaths (+6), 599 hospitalized (+1)
Friday, Sept. 17 … 11,885 cases (+36), 264 deaths (+1), 602 hospitalized (+3)
Saturday, Sept. 18 … Data not available
Sunday, Sept. 19 … Data not available
Monday, Sept. 20 … 12,003 cases (+118), 265 deaths (+1), 640 hospitalized (+38)
Tuesday, Sept. 21 … 12,024 cases (+21), 265 deaths (0), 650 hospitalized (+10)
Wednesday, Sept. 22 … 12,056 cases (+32), 270 deaths (+5), 660 hospitalized (+10)
Thursday, Sept. 23 … 12,094 cases (+38), 273 deaths (+3), 671 hospitalized (+11)
Friday, Sept. 24 … 12,136 cases (+42), 277 deaths (+4), 678 hospitalized (+7)
Saturday, Sept. 25 … Data not available
Sunday, Sept. 26 … Data not available
Monday, Sept. 27** … 12,216 cases (+80), 278 deaths (+1), 699 hospitalized (+21)
Tuesday, Sept. 28 … 12,226 cases (+10), 278 deaths (0), 701 hospitalized (+2)
Wednesday, Sept. 29 … 12,243 cases (+17), 279 deaths (+1), 707 hospitalized (+4)
Thursday, Sept. 30 … 12,293 cases (+50), 281 deaths (+2), 711 hospitalized (+4)
Friday, Oct. 1 … 12,305 cases (+12), 285 deaths (+4), 710 hospitalized (-1)
Saturday, Oct. 2 … Data not available
Sunday, Oct. 3 … Data not available
Monday, Oct. 4**… 12,369 cases (+64), 288 deaths (+3), 724 hospitalized (+14)
Tuesday, Oct. 5 … 12,385 cases (+16), 289 deaths (+1), 727 hospitalized (+3)
Wednesday, Oct. 6 … 12,394 cases (+9), 292 deaths (+3), 729 hospitalized (+2)
Thursday, Oct. 7 … 12,439 cases (+45), 295 deaths (+3), 736 hospitalized (+7)
Friday, Oct. 8 … 12,455 cases (+16), 298 deaths (+3), 738 hospitalized (+2)
Saturday, Oct. 9 … Data not available
Sunday, Oct. 10 … Data not available

** denotes 3-day total (Saturday-Sunday-Monday)
*** denotes 4-day total (Saturday-Sunday-Monday-Tuesday)

Single-day highs: 168 cases (Sept. 3, 2021), 6 deaths (Sept. 16, 2021), 25 hospitalizations (Sept. 14, 2021), 118 consecutive days in double-digit cases (Nov. 14-March 12).

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

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

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