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Four more dead from COVID-19 in Coweta


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  • Aug. 06, 2020 - 4:39 PM

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Four more dead from COVID-19 in Coweta

The Newnan Times-Herald

Coweta County reported four new COVID-19 deaths in one week, bringing the total number of virus-related fatalities to 22, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The death of a 90-year-old man was reported by the DPH July 31, and the deaths of a second 90-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman were reported Aug. 1. The woman and one man reportedly had no chronic health conditions, and it was unknown whether the second man had chronic health conditions.

On Tuesday, the DPH reported the death of an 82-year-old Coweta County man with no chronic health conditions.

Coweta recorded 620 new cases of COVID-19 in July, more than 2 ½ times the number of new cases reported in June.

In the first four days of August, Coweta had 77 new infections. The total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 1,373 Tuesday, up from 1,233 one week ago on July 29, according to the DPH.

Coweta’s hospitalizations rose to 95 – up 11 from one week ago – and the case rate per 100,000 Cowetans is now 903 (+92), according to the DPH’s Tuesday data report.

Across Georgia, the DPH reported 197,948 cases on Tuesday – an increase of more than 19,000 since July 29 – and 299 new deaths.

More than 17,500 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and more than 3,200 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Tuesday, a total of 1,487,326 molecular tests for active infections have been performed at drive-thru sites and facilities statewide, with a 10.8 percent positive* rate.

A total of 216,727 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with a 6.2 percent positive rate.

*The number of positive tests is not the same as the number of cases. Some tests may not be reported to DPH through electronic laboratory reporting, and numbers may include multiple tests performed on the same individual.

Long–Term Care Facility COVID–19 Report

Most recent report, released Aug. 3

Ansley Park Health and Rehabilitation

450 Newnan Lakes Blvd., Newnan

Residents: 39 (+2)

Positive Residents: 0

Resident Deaths: 0

Residents Recovered: 0

COVID Positive Staff: 1

Avalon Health and Rehabilitation

120 Spring St., Newnan

Residents: 63

COVID Positive Residents: 12 (+1)

Resident Deaths: 0

Residents Recovered: 11 (+2)

COVID Positive Staff: 0

Insignia of Newnan

27 Belk Road, Newnan

Residents: 31

COVID Positive Residents: 5

Resident Deaths: 0

Residents Recovered: 5

COVID Positive Staff: 3

Monarch House

244 E. Broad St., Newnan

Residents: 40

COVID Positive Residents: 0

Resident Deaths: 0

Residents Recovered: 0

COVID Positive Staff: 1

Newnan Health and Rehabilitation

244 E. Broad St., Newnan

Residents: 59 (+1)

COVID Positive Residents: 46

Resident Deaths: 12

Residents Recovered: 39 (+7)

COVID Positive Staff: 19

The Plaza (Wesley Woods PCH)

NOT LISTED IN THIS REPORT

Watercrest Newnan Assisted Living and Memory Care

285 Summerlin Blvd., Newnan

Residents: 35 (+1)

COVID Positive Residents: 3

Resident Deaths: 0

Residents Recovered: 3

COVID Positive Staff: 9

Wesley Woods of Newnan Peachtree Nursing Home

110 Edgeworth Road, Newnan

Residents: 25 (+3)

COVID Positive Residents: 0

Resident Deaths: 0

Residents Recovered: 0

COVID Positive Staff: 1

Coweta’s neighboring counties (since July 29):

Carroll County – 1,619 cases (+227) and 42 deaths. Hospitalizations: 122. Case rate per 100,000 people: 1,347.83 (+188.98).

Fayette County – 855 cases (+162) and 21 deaths. Hospitalizations: 56. Case rate per 100,000 people: 845 (+118).

Fulton County – 18,566 cases (+2,084) and 406 deaths (+33). Hospitalizations: 1,791 (+132). Case rate per 100,000 people: 1,689 (+190).

Heard County – 134 cases (+14) and 4 deaths (+1). Hospitalizations: 9. Case rate per 100,000 people: 1,083 (+113).

Meriwether County – 358 cases (+26) and 6 deaths (+2). Hospitalizations: 46 (+13). Case rate per 100,000 people: 1,703 (+124).

Spalding County – 876 (+85) cases and 40 deaths (+7). Hospitalizations: 118 (+31). Case rate per 100,000 people: 1,267 (+123).

Troup County – 2,193 cases (+84) and 64 deaths (+19). Hospitalizations: 242 (+38). Case rate per 100,000 people: 3,114 (+119).

For more information and statistics on the outbreak in Georgia, visit https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-... .

The disease in the U.S. and worldwide

COVID–19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS–CoV–2, which was identified after health officials reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, to the World Health Organization in late 2019.

Since then, more than 17.6 million people have been sickened by COVID–19 in 216 countries, areas and territories, and more than 680,000 have died, according to the WHO.

More than 154,000 COVID-19-related deaths and 4.6 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reported 47,576 new cases and 469 new deaths between Monday and Tuesday.

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Coweta County Case History

MARCH 2020: 32 infections, 2 deaths

APRIL 2020: 154 new infections, 2 new deaths

MAY 2020: 221 new infections, 5 new deaths

JUNE 2020: 251 new infections, 6 new deaths

JULY 2020: 620 new cases, 4 new deaths

AUGUST 2020

1 – 1,313 cases, 21 deaths

2 – 1,338 cases, 21 deaths

3 – 1,359 cases, 21 deaths

4 – 1,373 cases, 22 deaths

(To date: 77 new cases, 3 new deaths)