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COVID-19: 72 new cases, 1 new death in a week


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  • Nov. 15, 2020 - 1:29 PM

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COVID-19: 72 new cases, 1 new death in a week

The Newnan Times-Herald

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Coweta rose to 3,141 Friday, with the Georgia Department of Public Health reporting 72 new infections in the past week.

Sixty-four Cowetans have died of the disease, including an 81-year-old man confirmed dead Friday. According to the DPH, there are another four probable deaths* from COVID-19 as of Friday’s report.

Hospitalizations rose to 159, up five from a week ago, and the case rate per 100,000 Cowetans is now 2,066 (+93).

Across Georgia, the DPH reported 382,505 cumulative cases on Friday and 7,955 total confirmed deaths, including 262 new deaths in the past week. Another 487 probable deaths* from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Friday.

More than 33,000 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 6,211 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Friday, a total of 3,838,550 molecular tests for active infections have been performed at drive-thru sites and facilities statewide, with a current positive rate of 9.3 percent.**

A total of 343,337 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with a 9.4 percent positive rate.

* This number includes individuals who are antigen positive or individuals with compatible illness and known close contact to a case that were either reported to DPH as deceased by healthcare providers or medical examiners/coroners, or identified by death certificates with COVID-19 indicated as the cause of death. It also includes cases in which there is evidence that COVID contributed to the individual’s death OR individuals with a death certificate that has COVID-19 indicated as the cause of death and there is no laboratory evidence for SARS-CoV-2.

**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 Nov. 13

Ansley Park Health and Rehabilitation

450 Newnan Lakes Blvd., Newnan

Residents: 45

Positive Residents: 0

Resident Deaths: 0

Residents Recovered: 0

COVID Positive Staff: 7

Avalon Health and Rehabilitation

120 Spring St., Newnan

Residents: 60

COVID Positive Residents: 46

Resident Deaths: 10

Residents Recovered: 35

COVID Positive Staff: 20

Benton House of Newnan

25 Newnan Lakes Blvd., Newnan

NOT LISTED IN THIS REPORT

Insignia of Newnan

27 Belk Road, Newnan

Residents: 29

COVID Positive Residents: 5

Resident Deaths: 2 (NOTE: According to Executive Director Brenda Mitchell, these two deaths were unrelated to COVID-19. )

Residents Recovered: 5

COVID Positive Staff: 3

Monarch House

299 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan

Residents: 37

COVID Positive Residents: 0

Resident Deaths: 0

Residents Recovered: 0

COVID Positive Staff: 2

Newnan Health and Rehabilitation

244 E. Broad St., Newnan

Residents: 67

COVID Positive Residents: 46

Resident Deaths: 12

Residents Recovered: 42

COVID Positive Staff: 20

The Plaza (Wesley Woods PCH)

2280 N. Highway 29

NOT LISTED IN THIS REPORT

Watercrest Newnan Assisted Living and Memory Care

285 Summerlin Blvd., Newnan

Residents: 36

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: 21

COVID Positive Residents: 0

Resident Deaths: 0

Residents Recovered: 0

COVID Positive Staff: 2

Coweta County School System

Most recent data, updated Nov. 13

Total students: 22,181

Self-identified positive: 4

Self-identified positive (Nov. 6-12): 15

Quarantined or isolated (Nov. 6-12): 830

Total staff: 3,052

Self-identified positive: 1

Self-identified positive (Nov. 6-12): 6

Quarantined or isolated (Nov. 6-12): 163

Coweta’s neighboring counties (since Nov. 6):

Cases, deaths and case rates are cumulative.

Carroll County – 3,696 confirmed cases (+160), 81 confirmed deaths (+1) and 9 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 210 (+15). Case rate per 100,000 people: 3,076 (+133).

Fayette County – 2,320 confirmed cases (+72), 60 confirmed deaths (+3) and 1 probable death. Hospitalizations: 142 (+4). Case rate per 100,000 people: 1,973 (+61).

Fulton County – 33,550 confirmed cases (+1,117), 649 confirmed deaths (+14) and 25 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 2,761. Case rate per 100,000 people: 3,052.

Heard County – 263 confirmed cases (+8) and 7 confirmed deaths (+1). Hospitalizations: 18 (+2). Case rate per 100,000 people: 2,109 (+130).

Meriwether County – 618 confirmed cases (+14) and 19 confirmed deaths (+3). Hospitalizations: 84 (+2). Case rate per 100,000 people: 2,940 (+67).

Spalding County – 1,740 (+56) confirmed cases, 67 confirmed deaths (+1) and 5 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 221 (+5). Case rate per 100,000 people: 2,517 (+81).

Troup County – 3,148 confirmed cases (+52) and 115 confirmed deaths (+2). Hospitalizations: 352 (+6). Case rate per 100,000 people: 4,470 (+74).

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 52.4 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 1.2 million have died, according to the WHO.

More than 242,000 COVID-19-related deaths and nearly more than 10.5 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 194,610 new cases and 1,147 new deaths between Thursday and Friday.

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Coweta County Case History

MARCH 2020: 32 cases, 2 deaths

APRIL 2020: 154 new cases, 2 new deaths

MAY 2020: 221 new cases, 5 new deaths

JUNE 2020: 251 new cases, 6 new deaths

JULY 2020: 620 new cases, 4 new deaths

AUGUST 2020: 953 new cases, 7 new deaths

SEPTEMBER 2020: 362 new cases, 21 new deaths

OCTOBER 2020: 327 new cases, 16 new deaths

NOVEMBER 2020

1 – 3,018 cases, 63 deaths

2 – 3,030 cases, 63 deaths

3 – 3,038 cases, 63 deaths

4 – 3,048 cases, 63 deaths

5 – 3,058 cases, 63 deaths

6 – 3,069 cases, 63 deaths

7 – 3,086 cases, 63 deaths

8 – 3,092 cases, 63 deaths

9 – 3,103 cases, 63 deaths

10 – 3,111 cases, 63 deaths

11 – 3,120 cases, 63 deaths

12 – 3,132 cases, 63 deaths

13 – 3,141 cases, 64 deaths

(To date: 128 new cases, 1 new death)