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Coweta reports 4,056 cases, 72 deaths


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  • Dec. 11, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Coweta reports 4,056 cases, 72 deaths

The Newnan Times-Herald

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Coweta rose to 4,056 Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health, with 152 new cases confirmed since Dec. 9.

Coweta also has reported a total of 2,336 antigen positive* tests, up 169 since Tuesday. Antigen positives are not included in the DPH’s confirmed case totals, which are based on molecular (polymerase chain reaction, or PCR) tests. However, antigen positive tests are highly indicative of COVID-19 infection.

Seventy-two Cowetans have died of the disease, including an 80-year-old man with chronic health conditions whose death was reported Friday. According to the DPH, there are another five probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Friday’s report.

Hospitalizations are at 187 (+1), and the confirmed case rate per 100,000 Cowetans is now 2,668 (+100).

Across Georgia, the DPH reported a total of 466,904 confirmed cases on Friday – up 28,604 from Tuesday – and a total of 59,898 antigen-positive tests – up 4,791 from Tuesday.

The state has reported 9,175 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 253 new deaths since Tuesday. Another 856 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Friday.

More than 37,300 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 6,832 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Friday, a total of 4,657,199 molecular tests for active infections have been performed at drive-thru sites and facilities statewide, with a current positive rate of 9.4 percent.***

A total of 377,015 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with a 10.3 percent positive rate.


*PCR tests – processed in laboratories – look for genetic material from the virus. Antigen tests – usually processed in a health care provider’s office – are rapid tests that look for specific proteins found on the surface of the virus. Antigen positives are highly indicative of COVID-19 infection, but occasional false negative results are reported among people who are actually infected with the disease.

**This number includes individuals who are antigen positive or individuals with compatible illness and known close contact to a case that was either reported to DPH as deceased by health care 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-19 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.

Coweta County School System

Most recent data, updated Dec. 11

Total students: 22,181

Self-identified positive: 6

Self-identified positive (Dec. 4-10): 53

Quarantined or isolated (Dec. 4-10): 1,806

Total staff: 3,052

Self-identified positive: 4

Self-identified positive (Dec. 4-10): 43

Quarantined or isolated (Dec. 4-10): 309


Coweta’s neighboring counties (since Dec. 9):

Cases and deaths are cumulative.

Carroll County – 4,554 confirmed cases (+199), 1,871 antigen positive cases (+87), 90 confirmed deaths (+2) and 13 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 233 (+1).

Fayette County – 3,037 confirmed cases (+98), 782 antigen positive cases (+68), 62 confirmed deaths and 3 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 160 (+2).

Fulton County – 41,647 confirmed cases (+1,135), 4,255 antigen positive cases (+273), 704 confirmed deaths (+16) and 41 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 3,034 (+42).

Heard County – 354 confirmed cases (+33), 134 antigen positive cases (+7) and 8 confirmed deaths. Hospitalizations: 23 (+1).

Meriwether County – 680 confirmed cases (+15), 195 antigen positive tests (+11) and 19 confirmed deaths. Hospitalizations: 87 (+1).

Spalding County – 2,113 confirmed cases (+70), 598 antigen positive cases (+29), 79 confirmed deaths (+1) and 10 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 248 (+9).

Troup County – 3,501 confirmed cases (+83), 759 antigen positive cases (+20), 119 confirmed deaths and 7 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 380 (+8).

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 69.1 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 1.57 million have died, according to the WHO.

More than 291,500 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 15.4 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 203,229 new cases and 2,760 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: 640 new cases, 5 new deaths

DECEMBER 2020

1 – 3,675 cases, 68 deaths

2 – 3,711 cases, 69 deaths

3 – 3,740 cases, 69 deaths

4 – 3,779 cases, 70 deaths

5 – 3,805 cases, 71 deaths

6 – 3,831 cases, 71 deaths

7 – 3,876 cases, 71 deaths

8 – 3,904 cases, 71 deaths

9 – 3,950 cases, 71 deaths

10 – 4,003 cases, 71 deaths

11 – 4,056 cases, 72 deaths

(To date: 403 new cases, 4 new deaths)