Weekly Report: Coweta records 267 COVID-19 cases in past week

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From Staff Reports

THE SKINNY – Coweta County recorded 267 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, the most since late January.

Below is a summary of COVID-19 data thru Friday, Aug. 13 from  the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY CASES

Coweta County confirmed 267 new COVID-19 cases with 1 death and 5 hospitalizations during the past week – Aug. 7-13.

The 267 cases and per day average of 38.1 were the most in a single week since 282 cases (40.2 per day) were recorded from Jan. 31-Feb. 6. It was also an increase of 79 cases from the previous week (July 31-Aug. 6). The highest single day total last week was 54, the most since Feb. 27.

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 104,803 vaccinations have been applied here in Coweta County through August 13. Of those, 57,944 people or 40 percent have 1 dose of the vaccine while 50,832 or 35 percent of Coweta residents have been fully vaccinated. By comparison, neighbor Fayette County has a vaccination rate of 59 percent with 1 dose and 53 percent fully vaccinated.

The positive test rate of all persons tested in Coweta is 10.2 percent, and in the last two weeks stands at 21.4 percent. Last week, those test rates were at 10.1 and 18.1, respectively.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 9564 cases, 228 deaths (with an additional 14 probable deaths) and 429 hospitalizations thru August 13 from when the pandemic began. Coweta remains ranked 23rd in Georgia (out of 159 counties) in cumulative cases, 17th in deaths due to COVID and 34th in COVID-related hospitalizations.

GEORGIA CASES

This past week, Georgia confirmed 28,719 new COVID cases for an average of 4102 per day. That’s an increase of 6994 cases from last week’s reporting period (July 31-Aug. 6). Friday’s daily total of 5107 new COVID cases was the most in a single day last week.

Other numbers for the past week included 158 deaths (up 40), 1023 hospitalizations (up 185) and 148 ICU admits (up 47).

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 9,107,965 vaccinations have been applied here in Georgia through August 13. Of those, 4,993,045 Georgia residents or 48 percent have 1 dose of the vaccine while 4,286,171 or 41 percent have been fully vaccinated.

All four patient census categories rose in the past week. The number of COVID Patients Hospitalized is now at 4207 or 25.0 percent of all people hospitalized in Georgia (up 880 from last week). ICU Beds in Use rose by 137 and is now 2640 or 88.3 percent capacity statewide. In-Patient Hospital Beds in Use also increased by 326, now standing at 12,900 or 85.0 percent capacity. And Adult Ventilators in Use rose by 245 and now is at 1492 or 42.0 percent capacity.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 10.7 percent, and in the last two weeks, it is at 15.5 percent. Last week, those numbers were 10.7 and 14.3, respectively.

Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 982,589 cases, 18,987 deaths, 68,852 hospitalizations and 11,636 ICU admits thru Aug. 13 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 (Aug 7-13) are listed below.

Fulton … 91,459 – 1389 (2331 cases, 4 deaths)
Coweta …9564 – 228 (267 cases, 1 death)
Carroll … 8004 – 135 (167 cases, 1 death)
Fayette … 7363 – 164 (202 cases, 1 death)
Troup … 6793 – 209 (227 cases, 5 deaths)
Spalding … 4734 – 173 (175 cases, 2 deaths)
Meriwether … 1722 – 81 (61 cases, 0 deaths)
Heard … 739 – 18 (38 cases, 0 deaths)

COWETA COUNTY MONTH-BY MONTH

The month-by-month cumulative breakdown (March 2020 to July 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 … 455 cases (35.0 per day), 6 deaths, 12 hospitalizations

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
July 17-23 … 53 cases (7.5 per day), 1 death, 0 hospitalized
July 24-30 … 97 cases (13.8 per day), 2 deaths, 3 hospitalized
July 31-Aug 6 … 188 cases (26.8 per day), 5 deaths, 7 hospitalized
Aug 7-13 … 267 cases (38.1 per day), 1 death, 5 hospitalized

Single-week highs: 495 cases (Dec. 27-Jan. 2), 70.7 cases per day (Dec. 27-Jan. 2), 12 deaths (Jan. 31-Feb. 6; Feb. 7-13) and 13 hospitalizations (May 24-30).

COWETA COUNTY DAY-BY-DAY

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

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
Thursday, July 15 … 8953 cases (+3), 219 deaths (0), 414 hospitalized (0)
Friday, July 16 … 8959 cases (+6), 219 deaths (0), 414 hospitalized (0)
Saturday, July 17 … Data not available
Sunday, July 18 … Data not available
Monday, July 19** … 8976 cases (+17), 220 deaths (+1), 414 hospitalized (0)
Tuesday, July 20 … 8977 cases (+1), 220 deaths (0), 414 hospitalized (0)
Wednesday, July 21 … 8985 cases (+8), 220 deaths (0), 414 hospitalized (0)
Thursday, July 22 … 8997 cases (+12), 220 deaths (0), 414 hospitalized (0)
Friday, July 23 … 9012 cases (+15), 220 deaths (0), 414 hospitalized (0)
Saturday, July 24 … Data not available
Sunday, July 25 … Data not available
Monday, July 26** … 9044 cases (+32), 220 deaths (0), 415 hospitalized (+1)
Tuesday, July 27 … 9062 cases (+18), 220 deaths (0), 415 hospitalized (0)
Wednesday, July 28 … 9077 cases (+15), 221 deaths (+1), 417 hospitalized (+2)
Thursday, July 29 … 9088 cases (+11), 222 deaths (+1), 417 hospitalized (0)
Friday, July 30 … 9109 cases (+21), 222 deaths (0), 417 hospitalized (0)
Saturday, July 31 … Data not available
Sunday, Aug. 1 … Data not available
Monday, Aug. 2** … 9134 cases (+25), 223 deaths (+1), 421 hospitalized (+4)
Tuesday, Aug. 3 … 9192 cases (+58), 224 deaths (+1), 423 hospitalized (+2)
Wednesday, Aug. 4 … 9219 cases (+27), 224 deaths (0), 423 hospitalized (0)
Thursday, Aug. 5 … 9256 cases (+37), 227 deaths (+3), 423 hospitalized (0)
Friday, Aug. 6 … 9297 cases (+41), 227 deaths (0), 424 hospitalized (+1)
Saturday, Aug. 7 … Data not available
Sunday, Aug. 8 … Data not available
Monday, Aug. 9** … 9391 cases (+94), 227 deaths (0), 424 hospitalized (0)
Tuesday, Aug. 10 … 9432 cases (+41), 227 deaths (0), 424 hospitalized (0)
Wednesday, Aug. 11 … 9475 cases (+43), 227 deaths (0), 424 hospitalized (0)
Thursday, Aug. 12 … 9510 cases (+35), 227 deaths (0), 426 hospitalized (+2)
Friday, Aug. 13 … 9564 cases (+54), 228 deaths (+1), 429 hospitalized (+3)

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

Single-day highs: 160 cases (Dec. 31), 4 deaths (11 times, last April 15), 6 hospitalizations (May 12), 118 consecutive days in double-digit cases (Nov. 14-March 12).

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

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