Weekly Report: More records set here in Coweta

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Cumulative COVID-19 data for the state of Georgia thru Sept. 3, 2021.

From Staff Reports

THE SKINNY – Coweta County set five new COVID-19 records last week as the pandemic enters its 19th month since arriving in Georgia.

Below is a summary of COVID-19 data thru Friday, Sept. 3 from  the Georgia Department of Public Health.

COWETA COUNTY CASES

Coweta County established a new high mark for most COVID-19 cases in a week after confirming 635 during the reporting period of Aug. 28 through Sept. 3. Those 635 cases also meant a new daily high for cases per day – 90.7. The previous records were 530 and 75.7, respectively, set just a week earlier.

Also last week, Coweta confirmed 9 deaths and 44 hospitalizations. The 44 hospitalizations were just 6 shy of last week’s new milestone of 50.

Daily records set by Coweta included most cases (168, old record 160 on Dec. 31), most deaths (5, old record 4 last on April 15) and most hospitalizations (20, old record 10 last on Aug. 26, 2021).

Compared to a week earlier (Aug. 21-27), Coweta increased totals in cases (+105), deaths (+5) and dropped in hospitalizations (-6).

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 112,999 vaccinations have been applied here in Coweta County through Sept. 3, including 2,370 in the past week. Of those, 62,323 people or 44 percent have 1 dose of the vaccine while 54,384 or 38 percent of Coweta residents have been fully vaccinated. Those vaccinated by gender here in Coweta – Females 47.5 percent and Males 40.9 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 10.9 percent, and in the last two weeks stands at 20.5 percent. Last week, those test rates were at 10.6 and 21.5, respectively.

Overall, Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 11,053 cases, 242 deaths (with an additional 14 probable deaths) and 532 hospitalizations thru Sept. 3 from when the pandemic began. Coweta ranks 24th in Georgia (out of 159 counties) in cumulative cases, 17th in deaths due to COVID and 32nd in COVID-related hospitalizations.

GEORGIA CASES

This past week, Georgia confirmed 47,676 new COVID-19 cases for an average of 6,810 per day. It was an increase of 2,096 cases from last week’s reporting period (Aug. 21-27). Friday’s daily total of 9,085 cases was the 2nd highest posted by Georgia since the pandemic began, trailing only 10,379 on Jan. 8.

Other numbers of the past week included 531 deaths (up 200 from a week earlier), 2,004 hospitalizations (down 129) and 191 ICU admits (up 13).

Regarding vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 9,793,897 vaccinations (217,940 in the past week) have been applied here in Georgia through September 3. Of those, 5,355,744 Georgia residents or 51 percent have 1 dose of the vaccine while 4,565,943 or 44 percent have been fully vaccinated.

Three of four patient census categories rose in the past week. The number of COVID Patients Hospitalized is now at 5949 or 33.9 percent of all people hospitalized in Georgia (up 402 from last week). ICU Beds in Use rose by 117 and is now 2,888 or 94.8 percent capacity statewide.  And Adult Ventilators in Use rose by 240 and now is at 2,092 (most since pandemic began) or 53.0 percent capacity.

In-Patient Hospital Beds in Use decreased by 40, now standing at 13,513 or 87.9 percent capacity.

The overall positive test rate of all persons tested in Georgia is 11.2 percent, and in the last two weeks, it is at 17.5 percent. Last week, those numbers were 11.0 and 17.6, respectively.

Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 1,112,841 cases, 20,041 deaths, 74,245 hospitalizations and 12,135 ICU admits thru Sept. 3 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. 28-Sept.3) are listed below.

COUNTY … Confirmed Cases-Deaths (Last week)
Fulton … 99,760 – 1424 (3073 cases, 15 deaths)
Coweta …11,053 – 242 (635 cases, 9 deaths)
Carroll … 8,861 – 137 (364 cases, 2 deaths)
Fayette … 8,518 – 171 (399 cases, 2 deaths)
Troup … 7,782 – 217 (374 cases, 4 deaths)
Spalding … 5,699 – 185 (390 cases, 9 deaths)
Meriwether … 1,948 – 81 (110 cases, 0 deaths)
Heard … 928 – 19 (71 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 … 318 (106.0 per day), 7 deaths, 20 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. 7-13 … 267 cases (38.1 per day), 1 death, 5 hospitalized
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

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 1 from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

DAY, DATE … Confirmed Cases (Change), Deaths (Change), Hospitalized (Change)
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)
Saturday, Aug. 14 … Data not available
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)

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

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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