Coweta County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 42 Wednesday, up one from Tuesday.
As of noon Wednesday, Coweta’s coronavirus-related deaths remained at two – a 42-year-old woman and a 77-year-old man.
Across Georgia, 4,638 cases and 139 deaths have been confirmed – a 3% mortality rate. Of those confirmed COVID-19 illnesses, 952 (20.53%) have required hospitalization.
Those numbers represent an alarming jump in confirmed infections (821) and hospitalizations (134) from the Department of Public Health’s midday numbers on Tuesday, when the agency reported 3,817 infections and 818 hospitalizations.
The DPH attributed the significant increases to additional laboratories reporting to the agency and to improvements in electronic reporting from other laboratories.
According to the DPH, patient information often is incomplete and data will change over time as the agency works to complete the records.
In neighboring counties, DPH reported the following:
- Fulton County – 624 cases, 19 deaths
- Carroll County – 131 cases, 1 death
- Fayette County – 48 cases, 4 deaths
- Troup County – 19 cases, 1 death
- Spalding County – 16 cases, 0 deaths
- Meriwether County – 7 cases, 0 deaths
- Heard County – 3 cases, 1 death
The DPH does not publicly report on patients who show symptoms but have not been tested because of a lack of available tests; those whose test results have not come back yet; those who have tested positive but are asymptomatic or show mild symptoms; or those who have made full recoveries.