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Total number of Coweta COVID-19 cases rises to 6,506


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  • Jan. 19, 2021 - 4:23 PM

Total number of Coweta COVID-19 cases rises to 6,506

The Newnan Times-Herald

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Coweta rose to 6,506 Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health, with 427 new cases confirmed since Jan. 12.

Coweta also has reported a total of 3,763 antigen positive* tests, up 219 since Jan. 12. 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.

Ninety-four Cowetans have died of the disease, including 10 in the past week. According to the DPH, there are another six probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Tuesday’s report.

Hospitalizations are at 233 (+6), and the confirmed case rate per 100,000 Cowetans is now 4,280 (+281).

Across Georgia, the DPH reported a total of 689,676 confirmed cases on Tuesday – up 40,982 since Jan. 12 – and a total of 138,768 antigen positive tests (+13,770).

The state has reported 11,265 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 821 new deaths since Jan. 12. Another 1,317 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Tuesday.

More than 47,000 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 8,004 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Tuesday, a total of 5,988,737 molecular tests for active infections have been performed at drive-thru sites and facilities statewide, with a current positive rate of 10.9 percent.***

A total of 426,980 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with an 12.6 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. 15

Total students: 22,181

Self-identified positive: 6

Self-identified positive (Jan. 8-14): 61

Quarantined or isolated (Jan. 8-14): 1,603

Total staff: 3,052

Self-identified positive: 1

Self-identified positive (Jan. 8-14): 27

Quarantined or isolated (Jan. 8-14): 287

Coweta’s neighboring counties (since Jan. 12):

Cases and deaths are cumulative.

Carroll County – 6,018 confirmed cases (+284), 2,838 antigen positive cases (+183), 103 confirmed deaths (+4) and 42 probable deaths (+4). Hospitalizations: 266 (+2).

Fayette County – 4,677 confirmed cases (+311), 1,397 antigen positive cases (+123), 85 confirmed deaths (+10) and 8 probable deaths (+1). Hospitalizations: 187 (+3).

Fulton County – 62,813 confirmed cases (+4,128), 7,829 antigen positive cases (+795), 824 confirmed deaths (+51) and 53 probable deaths (+1). Hospitalizations: 3,604 (+93).

Heard County – 492 confirmed cases (+25), 183 antigen positive cases (+7), 12 confirmed deaths (+1) and 1 probable death. Hospitalizations: 31 (+2).

Meriwether County – 1,106 confirmed cases (+86), 336 antigen positive tests (+19), 22 confirmed deaths (+1) and 1 probable death (+1). Hospitalizations: 103 (+5).

Spalding County – 3,035 confirmed cases (+129), 1,513 antigen positive cases (+119), 100 confirmed deaths (+7) and 15 probable deaths (+2). Hospitalizations: 334 (+17).

Troup County – 4,804 confirmed cases (+303), 1,232 antigen positive cases (+61), 133 confirmed deaths (+8) and 11 probable deaths (+3). Hospitalizations: 417 (+9).

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, nearly 94 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 2 million have died, according to the WHO.

Nearly 395,000 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 23.6 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 213,145 new cases and 3,557 new deaths between Saturday and Sunday.

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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

(To date: 1,136 new cases, 16 new deaths)