Weekly COVID Report: Coweta ties daily, weekly records for deaths

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Georgia’s cumulative COVID-19 numbers through Oct. 15, 2021.

From Staff Reports

THE SKINNY – Coweta County tied a couple of unwanted records for COVID-related deaths during last week’s reporting period (Oct. 9-15).

Below is a summary of COVID-19 data thru Friday, Oct. 15 from  the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY CASES

Though Coweta County has seen the number of COVID-19 cases drop for six consecutive weeks, both deaths and hospitalizations remain high.

Coweta County tied its record for daily COVID-related deaths with 6 on Friday, equaling the previous high set last month (Sept. 16). It also tied its weekly high with 15 from also a month ago (Sept. 11-17). The county posted 30 hospitalizations last week, the seventh time in eight weeks Coweta has had 30-or-more weekly hospitalizations.

Case numbers dropped again, totaling 97 or 13.8 per day during the Oct. 9-15 period. It’s the lowest weekly number since recording 97 from July 24 to 30.

For the month, Coweta County has registered 259 cases (17.2 per day), 32 deaths and 57 hospitalizations. The 32 deaths is the 3rd-highest total in a month, trailing only September 2021 (46) and February 2021 (41).

Coweta County vaccination rate numbers through Oct. 15, 2021.

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 128,976 vaccinations have been applied here in Coweta County through Oct. 15, including 1,971 in the past week (down 1,080 from the previous week). Of those, 69,041 people or 48 percent have 1 dose of the vaccine while 62,341 or 44 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 8.1 percent. Last week, those test rates were at 11.1 and 10.4, respectively.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 12,552 cases, 313 deaths (with an additional 27 probable deaths) and 768 hospitalizations thru Oct. 15 from when the pandemic began. Coweta ranks 24th in Georgia (out of 159 counties) in cumulative cases, 14th in deaths due to COVID and 26th in COVID-related hospitalizations.

GEORGIA CASES

Georgia confirmed 10,032 COVID-19 cases for an average of 1,433.1 per day for the reporting period of Oct. 9-15. It was a decrease of 4,939 cases from last week’s reporting period (Oct. 2-8). Thursday’s daily total of 1,574 cases were the most in a single day last week for the state.

The state has taken a similar path as has Coweta County with cases dropping, but deaths and hospitalizations remaining high. Georgia set the record for most COVID-related deaths in a single day on Friday with 189, surpassing the old mark of 184 on Feb. 12, 2021. The high for hospitalizations during the past week was 242 on Wednesday but the weekly average remained just shy of 200 per day at 182.4.

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 10,895,314 vaccinations (159,144 in the past week, down 31,518 from the previous week) have been applied here in Georgia through October 15. Of those, 5,738,218 Georgia residents or 55 percent have 1 dose of the vaccine while 5,086,658 or 49 percent have been fully vaccinated.

All four patient census categories dropped in the past week. ICU Beds in Use fell by 81 and now stands at 2,531 or 85.3 percent capacity statewide. The number of COVID Patients Hospitalized dropped by 775 and is now at 1,848 or 12.0 percent of all people hospitalized in Georgia. In-Patient Hospital Beds in Use decreased by 747 and now totals 12,352 or 80.6 percent capacity.  And Adult Ventilators in Use fell by 142 and is at 1,394 or 34.5 percent capacity by the end of the week. 

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 11.2 percent, and in the last two weeks, it is at 7.1 percent. Last week, those numbers were 11.2 and 8.6, respectively.

Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 1,250,673 cases, 23,869 deaths, 83,843 hospitalizations and 13,181 ICU admits thru Oct. 15 from when the pandemic began.

Georgia’s single-day highs follow: cases (10,379 on Jan. 8, 2021); deaths (189 on Oct. 15, 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. 9-15) are listed below.

COUNTY … Confirmed Cases-Deaths (Last week)
Fulton … 110,248 – 1,578 (869 cases, 24 deaths)
Coweta …12,552 – 313 (97 cases, 15 deaths)
Carroll … 9,900 – 151 (42 cases, 5 deaths)
Fayette … 9,586 – 199 (76 cases, 3 deaths)
Troup … 8,466 – 254 (30 cases, 8 deaths)
Spalding … 6,678 – 240 (45 cases, 18 deaths)
Meriwether … 2,170 – 93 (8 cases, 3 deaths)
Heard … 1,027 – 23 (3 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 … 259 cases (17.2 per day), 32 deaths, 57 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. 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
Oct. 9-15 … 97 cases (13.8 per day), 15 deaths, 30 hospitalized

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

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
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
Monday, Oct. 11 … Data not available
Tuesday, Oct. 12***… 12,511 cases (+56), 300 deaths (+2), 760 hospitalized (+22)
Wednesday, Oct. 13 … 12,526 cases (+15), 302 deaths (+2), 764 hospitalized (+4)
Thursday, Oct. 14 … 12,540 cases (+14), 307 deaths (+5), 767 hospitalized (+3)
Friday, Oct. 15 … 12,552 cases (+12), 313 deaths (+6), 768 hospitalized (+1)
Saturday, Oct. 16 … Data not available
Sunday, Oct. 17 … 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 (2 times, last Oct. 15, 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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