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Daily COVID-19 status update


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  • Apr. 08, 2020 - 12:37 PM

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Daily COVID-19 status update

The Newnan Times-Herald

(Updated 4/8/20, 12:37 p.m.)

Coweta County’s COVID-19 cases remained at 79* at midday Wednesday, the same number reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health at midday Tuesday.

Across Georgia, 9,881** cases and 362 deaths have been confirmed – a 3.66% mortality rate. That’s up from 8,818 cases and 329 deaths – a 3.73% mortality rate – reported Tuesday.

Of those confirmed COVID-19 illnesses reported Wednesday, 1,981 (20.05%) have required hospitalization.***

In neighboring counties, DPH reported the following:

Fulton County – 1,238 cases (+114), 41 deaths (+5)

Carroll County – 177 cases (+6), 4 deaths

Fayette County – 79 cases (+6), 4 deaths

Spalding County – 50 cases (+6), 4 deaths

Troup County – 47 cases (+1), 3 deaths

Meriwether County – 17 cases (+1), 0 deaths

Heard County – 3 cases, 1 death

* As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, the DPH’s reporting system showed 80 cases in Coweta. Multiple providers and facilities can enter data into the DPH’S reportable disease surveillance system. Because of this, cases may sometimes be inadvertently duplicated. Duplicates are deleted from the system as soon as they are discovered, which occasionally can result in a decrease in the number of reported cases.

** The DPH has reported significant increases in confirmed cases over the past week, attributing the increases to additional laboratories reporting to the agency and to improvements in electronic reporting from other laboratories.

*** According to the DPH, statistics are cumulative and may not represent all hospitalizations, because data is based on the hospitalization status when patients are tested, which could change. Patient information often is incomplete, agency officials say, and data will change over time as the agency works to complete the records.

COVID-19 is a reportable disease and law requires that public health must be notified. However, notifications currently are limited to lab-confirmed positives, and improvement data is not reportable.

“We have no way to track people improving,” said Hayla Folden of District 4 Public Health. “We simply don’t have a system to collect that kind of data. We also have no way to track the people who are doing well enough to not be tested or seek medical attention.”

Because of this, 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.

Coweta County Case History:

3/22 - 9 cases, 0 deaths

3/23 - 9 cases, 2 deaths

3/24 - 10 cases, 2 deaths

3/25 - 10 cases, 2 deaths

3/26 - 14 cases, 2 deaths

3/27 - 19 cases, 2 deaths

3/28 - 20 cases, 2 deaths

3/29 - 23 cases, 2 deaths

3/30 - 37 cases, 2 deaths

3/31 - 41 cases, 2 deaths

4/1 - 42 cases, 2 deaths

4/2 - 48 cases, 2 deaths

4/3 - 56 cases, 2 deaths

4/4 - 64 cases, 2 deaths

4/5 - 67 cases, 2 deaths

4/6 - 76 cases, 2 deaths

4/7 - 79 cases, 2 deaths

4/8 - 79 cases, 2 deaths