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Confirmed cases surpass 7,000 in Coweta


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  • Feb. 01, 2021 - 2:57 PM

Confirmed cases surpass 7,000 in Coweta

The Newnan Times-Herald

Coweta County’s COVID-19 cases have surpassed 7,000, with a total of 7,033 confirmed infections reported by the Georgia Department of Health Friday.

That includes 413 new cases confirmed since Jan. 22.

There were 109 total deaths in Coweta as of Friday, with nine new deaths reported in the past week. According to the DPH, there are another seven probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Friday’s report.

Coweta also has reported a total of 4,196 antigen positive* tests, up 208 since Jan. 15. 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.

Hospitalizations are at 238 (+6), and the confirmed case rate per 100,000 Cowetans is now 4,355 (+230).

Across Georgia, the DPH reported a total of 707,750 confirmed cases on Friday – up 110,542 since Jan. 22 – and a total of 145,423 antigen positive tests (+36,477).

The state has reported 12,410 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 740 new deaths since Jan. 22. Another 1,576 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Friday.

More than 49,000 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 8,360 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Friday, a total of 6,378,542 molecular tests for active infections have been performed at drive-thru sites and facilities statewide, with a current positive rate of 11.1 percent.***

A total of 441,761 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with an 13.5 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 Jan. 29

Total students: 22,181

Self-identified positive: 4

Self-identified positive (Jan. 22-28): 50

Quarantined or isolated (Jan. 22-28): 2155

Total staff: 3,052

Self-identified positive: 7

Self-identified positive (Jan. 22-28): 25

Quarantined or isolated (Jan. 22-28): 323

Coweta’s neighboring counties (since Jan. 22):

Cases and deaths are cumulative.

Carroll County – 6,382 confirmed cases (+249), 3,139 antigen positive cases (236), 110 confirmed deaths (+5) and 48 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 270 (+3).

Fayette County – 5,068 confirmed cases (+275), 1,620 antigen positive cases (+168), 101 confirmed deaths (+6) and 8 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 194 (+6).

Fulton County – 67,492 confirmed cases (+3,152), 8,979 antigen positive cases (+810), 882 confirmed deaths (+32) and 57 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 3,749 (+77).

Heard County – 534 confirmed cases (+30), 188 antigen positive cases (+6), 12 confirmed deaths and 1 probable death. Hospitalizations: 33 (+2).

Meriwether County – 1,249 confirmed cases (+99), 376 antigen positive tests (+29), 29 confirmed deaths (+3) and 4 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 111 (+2).

Spalding County – 3,282 confirmed cases (+163), 1,673 antigen positive cases (+106), 106 confirmed deaths (+4) and 23 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 348 (+8).

Troup County – 5,117 confirmed cases (+176), 1,341 antigen positive cases (+79), 144 confirmed deaths (+6) and 19 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 422 (+3).

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 101 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 2.1 million have died, according to the WHO.

More than 431,000 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 25.6 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 158,598 new cases and 3,993 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: 1,620 new cases, 10 new deaths

JANUARY 2021

1 – 5,370 cases, 78 deaths

2 – 5,426 cases, 78 deaths

3 – 5,506 cases, 78 deaths

4 – 5,533 cases, 78 deaths

5 – 5,572 cases, 80 deaths

6 – 5,619 cases, 81 deaths

7 – 5,679 cases, 81 deaths

8 – 5,762 cases, 81 deaths

9 – 5,883 cases, 82 deaths

10 – 5,973 cases, 82 deaths

11 – 6,036 cases, 82 deaths

12 – 6,079 cases, 84 deaths

13 – 6,136 cases, 86 deaths

14 – 6,201 cases, 87 deaths

15 – 6,271 cases, 90 deaths

16 – 6,349 cases, 92 deaths

17 – 6,418 cases, 92 deaths

18 – 6,464 cases, 93 deaths

19 – 6,506 cases, 94 deaths

20 – 6,527 cases, 97 deaths

21 – 6,570 cases, 98 deaths

22 – 6,620 cases, 100 deaths

23 – 6,734 cases, 102 deaths

24 – 6,775 cases, 102 deaths

25 – 6,817 cases, 102 deaths

26 – 6,890 cases, 105 deaths

27 – 6,923 cases, 106 deaths

28 – 6,988 cases, 108 deaths

29 – 7,033 cases, 109 deaths

(To date: 1,760 new cases, 31 new deaths)