Weekly Report: Coweta nears 250 deaths due to COVID-19

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Georgia cumulative COVID-19 numbers thru Friday, Sept. 10.

From Staff Reports

THE SKINNY – Coweta County finished the past week with 7 COVID-19 related deaths, pushing its cumulative total to 249.

Below is a summary of COVID-19 data thru Friday, Sept. 10 from  the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY CASES

Coweta County confirmed 478 cases of COVID-19 for the past week (Sept. 4-10) with 7 deaths and 37 hospitalizations.

The 7 deaths pushed the cumulative total to one shy of 250. In fact, Coweta has recorded 16 COVID-related deaths in the past two weeks, the most in a two-week period since mid-April.

Case-wise, Coweta’s 478 cases were the 4th-highest in a week since the pandemic began and averaged 68.2 per day. 

Coweta registered the 2nd- and 3rd-highest single-day totals for hospitalizations in the past week. The county had 17 on Wednesday, Sept. 8 and then 14 on Thursday, Sept. 9.

Compared to the record-setting week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3, Coweta did see drops in total cases (-157), deaths (-2) and in hospitalizations (-7) this past reporting period (Sept. 4-10).

Coweta’s COVID-19 Vaccination numbers through Friday, Sept. 10.

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 115,236 vaccinations have been applied here in Coweta County through Sept. 10, including 2,237 in the past week. Of those, 63,401 people or 44 percent have 1 dose of the vaccine while 55,465 or 39 percent of Coweta residents have been fully vaccinated. Those vaccinated by gender here in Coweta – Females 48.3 percent and Males 41.6 percent. By comparison, neighbor Fayette County has a vaccination rate of 62 percent with 1 dose and 56 percent fully vaccinated.

The positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 11.0 percent, and in the last two weeks stands at 20.4 percent. Last week, those test rates were at 10.9 and 20.5, respectively.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 11,531 cases, 249 deaths (with an additional 15 probable deaths) and 569 hospitalizations thru Sept. 10 from when the pandemic began. Coweta ranks 25th in Georgia (out of 159 counties) in cumulative cases, 17th in deaths due to COVID and 30th in COVID-related hospitalizations.

GEORGIA CASES

This past week, Georgia confirmed 38,591 new COVID-19 cases for an average of 5,513 per day. It was a decrease of 9,085 cases from last week’s reporting period (Aug. 28-Sept. 3). Friday’s daily total of 6,548 cases were the most in a single day last week for the state.

Other numbers of the past week included 540 deaths (up 9 from a week earlier), 1,683 hospitalizations (down 321) and 191 ICU admits (no change).

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 10,001,117 vaccinations (207,220 in the past week) have been applied here in Georgia through September 10. Of those, 5,450,103 Georgia residents or 52 percent have 1 dose of the vaccine while 4,665,929 or 45 percent have been fully vaccinated.

Two of four patient census categories rose in the past week and were at all-time highs on Friday, Sept. 10. ICU Beds in Use rose by 110 and now stands at an all-time record 2,998 or 98.0 percent capacity statewide.  And Adult Ventilators in Use rose by 18 and also is at an all-time high of 2,110 or 52.8 percent capacity.

The number of COVID Patients Hospitalized dropped by 217 and is now at 5,732 or 32.9 percent of all people hospitalized in Georgia. In-Patient Hospital Beds in Use decreased by 112, now standing at 13,401 or 87.1 percent capacity.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 11.3 percent, and in the last two weeks, it is at 16.7 percent. Last week, those numbers were 11.2 and 17.5, respectively.

Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 1,151,432 cases, 20,581 deaths, 75,928 hospitalizations and 12,326 ICU admits thru Sept. 10 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 (Sept.4-10) are listed below.

COUNTY … Confirmed Cases-Deaths (Last week)
Fulton … 102,412 – 1442 (2652 cases, 18 deaths)
Coweta …11,531 – 249 (478 cases, 7 deaths)
Carroll … 9,177 – 137 (316 cases, 0 deaths)
Fayette … 8,813 – 177 (295 cases, 6 deaths)
Troup … 8,001 – 225 (219 cases, 8 deaths)
Spalding … 5,991 – 191 (292 cases, 6 deaths)
Meriwether … 2,007 – 81 (59 cases, 0 deaths)
Heard … 963 – 19 (35 cases, 0 deaths)

COWETA COUNTY MONTH-BY MONTH

The month-by-month cumulative breakdown (March 2020 to August 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 … 796 (79.6 per day), 14 deaths, 57 hospitalizations

Single-month highs: 1866 cases (January), 60.2 cases per day (January), 41 deaths (February) and 95 hospitalizations (August 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
Aug. 14-20 … 324 cases (46.2 per day), 1 death, 9 hospitalized
Aug. 21-27 … 530 cases (75.7 per day), 4 deaths, 50 hospitalized
Aug. 28-Sept. 3 … 635 cases (90.7 per day), 9 deaths, 44 hospitalized
Sept. 4-10 … 478 cases (68.2 per day), 7 deaths, 37 hospitalized

Single-week highs: 635 cases (Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2021), 90.7 cases per day (Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2021), 12 deaths (Jan. 31-Feb. 6; Feb. 7-13) and 50 hospitalizations (Aug. 21-27, 2021).

COWETA COUNTY DAY-BY-DAY

The day-by-day cumulative breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations in Coweta County since August 15 from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
Sunday, Aug. 15 … Data not available
Monday, Aug. 16** … 9701 cases (+137), 228 deaths (0), 431 hospitalized (+2)
Tuesday, Aug. 17 … 9730 cases (+29), 229 deaths (+1), 432 hospitalized (+1)
Wednesday, Aug. 18 … 9771 cases (+41), 229 deaths (0), 432 hospitalized (0)
Thursday, Aug. 19 … 9813 cases (+42), 229 deaths (0), 432 hospitalized (0)
Friday, Aug. 20 … 9888 cases (+75), 229 deaths (0), 438 hospitalized (+6)
Saturday, Aug. 21 … Data not available
Sunday, Aug. 22 … Data not available
Monday, Aug. 23** … 10,112 cases (+224), 230 deaths (+1), 457 hospitalized (+19)
Tuesday, Aug. 24 … 10,185 cases (+73), 230 deaths (0), 467 hospitalized (+10)
Wednesday, Aug. 25 … 10,258 cases (+73), 232 deaths (+2), 474 hospitalized (+7)
Thursday, Aug. 26 … 10,330 cases (+72), 233 deaths (+1), 484 hospitalized (+10)
Friday, Aug. 27 … 10,418 cases (+88), 233 deaths (0), 488 hospitalized (+4)
Saturday, Aug. 28 … Data not available
Sunday, Aug. 29 … Data not available
Monday, Aug. 30** … 10,677 cases (+259), 234 deaths (+1), 504 hospitalized (+16)
Tuesday, Aug. 31 … 10,735 cases (+58), 235 deaths (+1), 512 hospitalized (+8)
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

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

Single-day highs: 168 cases (Sept. 3, 2021), 5 deaths (Sept. 3, 2021), 20 hospitalizations (Sept. 3, 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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