Weekly Report (Feb. 12-18): Coweta cases, hospitalizations continue to fall; deaths rise

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THE SKINNY – Coweta County continues to see drops in the number of weekly COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, but deaths have reached near weekly record-highs.

Below is a summary of COVID-19 data thru Friday, Feb. 18 from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY

Coweta County confirmed 141 cases for an average of 20.1 per day for last week (Feb 12-18), a decrease of 21 from the previous week (Feb. 5-11). The daily high was 47 confirmed cases on Friday, Feb. 18. It’s the 6th consecutive week that case totals have dropped in the county, the most number of weeks for a continual drop since mid-September 2021.

Coweta confirmed 14 deaths last week, an increase of 4 from the previous week. The daily high was 5 on Friday, Feb. 18, the second-highest total since the pandemic started. It’s the 4th straight week death totals have risen here in the county.

Coweta confirmed 18 hospitalizations last week, the 4th consecutive week that hospitalization totals have fallen. It was a decrease of 3 from the previous week.

So far in February, Coweta County has confirmed 559 cases for an average of 31.0 per day with 31 deaths and 53 hospitalizations. 

Per the Georgia Department of Public Health, Coweta County has reported 163,450 vaccines applied, including 594 last week (down 122 from the previous week).  The Coweta vaccination rate is 51 percent for people with one dose and 47 percent for fully vaccinated as of Feb. 18. In addition, 40 percent of Coweta residents have been fully vaccinated and had a booster shot. 

Full vaccination rates and Full/Booster rates for neighboring counties includes Fayette at 64% full (48% full/booster), Fulton at 59% (46%), Spalding 43% (41%), Meriwether 43% (40%), Carroll 39% (37%), Troup 38% (35%) and Heard 30% (35%).

The positive test rate this week of all persons tested in Coweta was 13.4 percent overall, and the two-week infection rate continues to fall and now stands at 8.2 percent, the lowest rate since Dec. 18, 2021. Last week, those test rates were at 13.4 and 16.3 respectively.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 20,693 cases, 405 deaths (with an additional 49 probable deaths) and 1,295 hospitalizations thru Feb. 18 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, and hospitalizations but had a slight increase in ICU admits for the week of Feb. 12-18.

Georgia confirmed 12,331 cases for an average of 1,761 per day for the week of Feb. 12-18 – a decrease of 9,872 cases from the previous week of Feb. 5-11. The daily high was 2,327 on Feb. 18.

Georgia confirmed 591 deaths for an average of 84.4 per day last week – a decrease of 7 deaths from the previous week. The daily high was 133 deaths on Feb. 18.

Georgia confirmed 1,117 hospitalizations for an average of 159.5 per day last week – a decrease of 207 from the previous week.

Georgia confirmed 107 ICU admissions for an average of 15.2 per day last week – an increase of 8 from the previous week.

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 14,279,633 vaccinations have been applied in Georgia through Feb. 18 with 69,882 last week (down 8,446 from the prior week). Georgia residents now have a 63 percent vaccine rate with 1 dose and 55 percent fully vaccinated. Also, 38 percent have been both fully vaccinated plus taken a booster shot.

Three of four patient census categories dropped in the past 7 days (Feb.12-18). On Feb. 18, the number of  ICU Beds in Use fell by 79 and now stands at 2,429 or 84.4 percent capacity statewide. The number of COVID Patients Hospitalized saw another significant drop of 711 and is now at 2,209 or 13.5 percent of all people hospitalized in Georgia.  And Adult Ventilators in Use fell by 48 and is at 1,188 or 29.8 percent capacity. 

In-Patient Hospital Beds in Use has a small increase of 38 and now totals 13,220 or 85.6 percent capacity.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 12.7 percent, and the two-week infection rate has dropped to 9.6 percent. Last week, those numbers were 12.7 and 15.3, respectively.

Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 1,902,211 cases, 29,151 deaths, 106,467 hospitalizations and 15,241 ICU admits thru Feb. 18 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).

CASES IN SURROUNDING COUNTIES

The confirmed cumulative cases-deaths in neighboring counties and last week’s totals (Feb. 12-18) are listed below.

COUNTY … Confirmed Cases-Deaths (Last week’s Totals)
Fulton … 181,304 – 1,898 (1,214 cases, 36 deaths)
Coweta …20,693 – 405 (141 cases, 14 deaths)
Fayette … 16,564 – 257 (206 cases, 0 deaths)
Carroll … 14,314 – 172 (79 cases, 2 deaths)
Troup … 11,998 – 303 (37 cases, 7 deaths)
Spalding … 10,351 – 328 (50 cases, 7 deaths)
Meriwether … 3,227 – 111 (22 cases, 3 deaths)
Heard … 1,464 – 29 (8 cases, 1 death)

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 … 559 cases (31.0 per day), 31 deaths, 53 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. 8-14 … 1123 cases (160.4 per day), 4 deaths, not available
Jan. 15-21 … 847 cases (121.0 per day), 3 deaths, 46 hospitalized
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

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)

** 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 Feb. 18, 2022.

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