Weekly Report: Coweta sees drop in cases, deaths and hospitalizations

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THE SKINNY – Coweta County saw its COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations totals all fall in the same week for the first time in five months.

Below is a summary of COVID-19 data thru Friday, March 4 from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY

Coweta County had decreases in all three main COVID-19 categories in the past week (Feb. 26-March 4) for the first time since Oct. 16-22, 2021. 

Coweta confirmed 37 new COVID-19 cases for an average of 5.3 per day this past week, the lowest number of cases and per day average since July 10-16, 2021 when the county had 29 cases and a 4.1 average. It’s a decrease of 15 cases from the previous week (Feb. 19-25) and the 7th consecutive week the case totals have dropped. The daily high was 9 confirmed cases on Tuesday, March 1.

The county had a total of 4 deaths last week, a decrease of 2 from a week earlier. It’s the lowest number of weekly deaths in six weeks. 

And Coweta posted 16 hospitalizations, a drop of 3 from the previous week. The weekly high was 5 hospitalizations on Thursday, March 3. It’s the lowest number of hospitalizations in a week since mid-December.

Per the Georgia Department of Public Health, Coweta County has reported 164,772 vaccines applied, including 774 last week (up 226 from the previous week).  The Coweta vaccination rate is 51 percent for people with one dose and 47 percent for fully vaccinated as of March 4. In addition, 41 percent of Coweta residents have been fully vaccinated and had a booster shot. 

The positive test rate this week of all persons tested in Coweta was 13.3 percent overall, and the two-week infection rate continues to fall and now stands at 4.2 percent, the lowest rate since Nov. 30, 2021. Last week, those test rates were at 13.3 and 5.6 respectively.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 20,782 cases, 415 deaths (with an additional 50 probable deaths) and 1,330 hospitalizations thru March 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 decreases in cases, deaths, hospitalizations and ICU admits for the week of Feb. 26-March 4.

Georgia confirmed 5,047 cases for an average of 721 per day for the week of Feb. 26-March 4 – a decrease of 2,337 cases from the previous week of Feb. 19-25. The daily high was 932 on March 3.

Georgia confirmed 417 deaths for an average of 59.5 per day last week – a decrease of 64 deaths from the previous week. The daily high was 106 deaths on March 1.

Georgia confirmed 794 hospitalizations for an average of 113.4 per day last week – a decrease of 164 from the previous week.

Georgia confirmed 109 ICU admissions for an average of 15.6 per day last week – an increase of 4 from the previous week.

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 14,405,793 vaccinations have been applied in Georgia through March 4 with 67,273 last week (up 8,386 from the prior week). Georgia residents now have a 63 percent vaccine rate with 1 dose and 55 percent fully vaccinated. Also, 39 percent have been both fully vaccinated plus taken a booster shot.

Three of four patient census categories dropped in the past 7 days (Feb.26-March 4). On March 4, the number of  ICU Beds in Use fell by 132 and now stands at 2,402 or 82.8 percent capacity statewide. The number of COVID Patients Hospitalized saw another significant drop of 399 and is now at 1,221 or 7.6 percent of all people hospitalized in Georgia. In-Patient Hospital Beds in Use also fell by 203 and now totals 13,071 or 84.5 percent capacity.

Adult Ventilators in Use had a sharp increase of 325 and is at 1,413 or 35.4 percent capacity. 

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 12.6 percent, and the two-week infection rate has fallen to 3.8 percent. Last week, those numbers were 12.6 and 6.2, respectively.

Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 1,914,642 cases, 30,049 deaths, 108,219 hospitalizations and 15,463 ICU admits thru March 4 from when the pandemic began.

Georgia’s single-day highs follow: cases (21,276 on Jan. 7, 2022); deaths (188 on Oct. 15, 2021); hospitalizations (646 on Jan. 27, 2022); ICU admits (97 on Aug. 12, 2020).

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 … 19 cases (4.75 per day), 1 deaths, 11 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 6 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. 22-28 … 789 cases (112.7 per day), 6 deaths, 43 hospitalized
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

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 Feb. 1 is listed below from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
Tuesday, Feb. 1 … 20,209 cases (+75), 376 deaths (+2), 1,244 hospitalizations (+2)
Wednesday, Feb. 2 … 20,253 cases (+44), 378 deaths (+2), 1,247 hospitalizations (+3)
Thursday, Feb. 3 … 20,315 cases (+62), 379 deaths (+1), 1,255 hospitalizations (+8)
Friday, Feb. 4 … 20,390 cases (+75), 381 deaths (+2), 1,256 hospitalizations (+1)
Saturday, Feb. 5 … 20,423 cases (+33), 381 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, Feb. 6 … 20,433 cases (+10), 381 deaths (0), not available
Monday, Feb. 7 … 20,459 cases (+26), 381 deaths (0), 1,266 hospitalizations (+10**)
Tuesday, Feb. 8 … 20,488 cases (+29), 381 deaths (0), 1,269 hospitalizations (+3)
Wednesday, Feb. 9 … 20,515 cases (+27), 387 deaths (+6), 1,273 hospitalizations (+4)
Thursday, Feb. 10 … 20,530 cases (+15), 391 deaths (+4), 1,276 hospitalizations (+3)
Friday, Feb. 11 … 20,552 cases (+22), 391 deaths (0), 1,277 hospitalizations (+1)
Saturday, Feb. 12 … 20,568 cases (+16), 394 deaths (+3), not available
Sunday, Feb. 13 … 20,580 cases (+12), 394 deaths (0), not available
Monday, Feb. 14 … 20,598 cases (+18), 394 deaths (0), 1,280 hospitalizations (+3**)
Tuesday, Feb. 15 … 20,622 cases (+24), 397 deaths (+3), 1,285 hospitalizations (+5)
Wednesday, Feb. 16 … 20,633 cases (+11), 399 deaths (+2), 1,291 hospitalizations (+6)
Thursday, Feb. 17 … 20,646 cases (+13), 400 deaths (+1), 1,295 hospitalizations (+4)
Friday, Feb. 18 … 20,693 cases (+47), 405 deaths (+5), 1,295 hospitalizations (0)
Saturday, Feb. 19 … 20,704 cases (+11), 408 deaths (+3), not available
Sunday, Feb. 20 … 20,712 cases (+8), 408 deaths (0), not available
Monday, Feb. 21 … 20,715 cases (+3), 408 deaths (0), 1,300 hospitalizations (+5**)
Tuesday, Feb. 22 … 20,725 cases (+10), 409 deaths (+1), 1,308 hospitalizations (+8)
Wednesday, Feb. 23 … 20,729 cases (+4), 409 deaths (0), 1,309 hospitalizations (+1)
Thursday, Feb. 24 … 20,739 cases (+10), 411 deaths (+2), 1,312 hospitalizations (+3)
Friday, Feb. 25 … 20,745 cases (+6), 411 deaths (0), 1,314 hospitalizations (+2)
Saturday, Feb. 26 … 20,753 cases (+8), 411 deaths (0), not available
Sunday, Feb. 27 … 20,755 cases (+2), 414 deaths (+3), not available
Monday, Feb. 28 … 20,763 cases (+8), 414 deaths (0), 1,319 hospitalizations (+5**)
Tuesday, March 1 … 20,772 cases (+9), 414 deaths (0), 1,320 hospitalizations (+1)
Wednesday, March 2 … 20,774 cases (+2), 415 deaths (+1), 1,321 hospitalizations (+1)
Thursday, March 3 … 20,777 cases (+3), 415 deaths (0), 1,326 hospitalizations (+5)
Friday, March 4 … 20,782 cases (+5), 415 deaths (0), 1,330 hospitalizations (+4)

** denotes 3-day total (Saturday-Sunday-Monday)
*** denotes 4-day total (Saturday-Sunday-Monday-Tuesday)
^ denotes 5-day total (Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday)

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 Monday thru Friday at 3 p.m.

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

Georgia’s cumulative COVID-19 numbers through March 4, 2022.

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