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Coweta COVID-19 cases rise to 6,890


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  • Jan. 26, 2021 - 4:41 PM

Coweta COVID-19 cases rise to 6,890

The Newnan Times-Herald

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Coweta rose to 6,890 Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health, with 384 new cases confirmed since Jan. 19.

Coweta also has reported a total of 4,038 antigen positive* tests, up 275 since Jan. 19. 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.

One hundred and five Cowetans have died of the disease, including 11 in the past week. According to the DPH, there are another seven probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Tuesday’s report.

Hospitalizations are at 239 (+6), and the confirmed case rate per 100,000 Cowetans is now 4,532 (+252).

Across Georgia, the DPH reported a total of 727,752 confirmed cases on Tuesday – up 30,076 since Jan. 19 – and a total of 151,469 antigen positive tests (+12,701).

The state has reported 11,996 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 731 new deaths since Jan. 19. Another 1,486 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Tuesday.

Nearly 49,000 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 8,248 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Tuesday, a total of 6,271,545 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 437,302 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with an 13.3 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 Jan. 26

Total students: 22,181

Self-identified positive: 10

Self-identified positive (Jan. 15-21): 53

Quarantined or isolated (Jan. 15-21): 1,991

Total staff: 3,052

Self-identified positive: 10

Self-identified positive (Jan. 15-21): 29

Quarantined or isolated (Jan. 15-21): 308

Coweta’s neighboring counties (since Jan. 19):

Cases and deaths are cumulative.

Carroll County – 6,300 confirmed cases (+282), 3,020 antigen positive cases (+182), 109 confirmed deaths (+6) and 53 probable deaths (+11). Hospitalizations: 270 (+4).

Fayette County – 4,972 confirmed cases (+295), 1,533 antigen positive cases (+136), 98 confirmed deaths (+13) and 8 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 189 (+2).

Fulton County – 66,311 confirmed cases (+3,498), 8,658 antigen positive cases (+829), 859 confirmed deaths (+35) and 56 probable deaths (+3). Hospitalizations: 3,701 (+97).

Heard County – 521 confirmed cases (+29), 184 antigen positive cases (+1), 12 confirmed deaths and 1 probable death. Hospitalizations: 32 (+1).

Meriwether County – 1,206 confirmed cases (+100), 359 antigen positive tests (+23), 29 confirmed deaths (+7) and 2 probable deaths (+1). Hospitalizations: 110 (+7).

Spalding County – 3,233 confirmed cases (+198), 1,628 antigen positive cases (+115), 104 confirmed deaths (+4) and 21 probable deaths (+6). Hospitalizations: 346 (+12).

Troup County – 5,051 confirmed cases (+247), 1,286 antigen positive cases (+54), 140 confirmed deaths (+7) and 17 probable deaths (+6). Hospitalizations: 420 (+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 99 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 419,000 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 25 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 133,913 new cases and 1,891 new deaths between Monday and Tuesday.

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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

(To date: 1,617 new cases, 27 new deaths)