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Coweta COVID-19 cases up to 7,821


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  • Feb. 23, 2021 - 4:10 PM

Coweta COVID-19 cases up to 7,821

The Newnan Times-Herald

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Coweta rose to 7,821 Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health, with 184 new cases confirmed since Feb. 16.

Coweta also has reported a total of 4,785 antigen positive* tests, up 217 since Feb. 16. 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.

According to the DPH, 145 Cowetans are confirmed dead of the disease, including 10 in the past week. There are another 12 probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Tuesday’s report.

Hospitalizations are at 271 (+12), and the confirmed case rate per 100,000 Cowetans is now 5,145 (+121).

Across Georgia, the DPH reported a total of 808,416 confirmed cases on Tuesday – up 14,067 since Feb. 16 – and a total of 182,405 antigen positive tests (+7,052).

The state has reported 14,761 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 585 new deaths since Feb. 16. Another 2,166 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Tuesday.

More than 55,000 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 8,967 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Tuesday, a total of 7,076,399 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 470,774 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with an 15.4 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 Feb. 23

Total students: 22,181

Self-identified positive: 36

Self-identified positive (Feb. 15-18): 18

Quarantined or isolated (Feb. 15-18): 1,609

Total staff: 3,052

Self-identified positive: 14

Self-identified positive (Feb. 15-18): 11

Quarantined or isolated (Feb. 15-18): 192

Coweta’s neighboring counties (since Feb. 16):

Cases and deaths are cumulative.

Carroll County – 6,918 confirmed cases (+105), 3,500 antigen positive cases (+91), 117 confirmed deaths and 87 probable deaths (+10). Hospitalizations: 287 (+4).

Fayette County – 5,881 confirmed cases (+158), 1,887 antigen positive cases (+80), 126 confirmed deaths (+9) and 13 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 217 (+8).

Fulton County – 73,336 confirmed cases (+1,212), 10,626 antigen positive cases (+474), 1,020 confirmed deaths (+23) and 70 probable deaths (+2). Hospitalizations: 4,138 (+116).

Heard County – 591 confirmed cases (+12), 204 antigen positive cases (+2), 13 confirmed deaths and 3 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 37.

Meriwether County – 1,410 confirmed cases (+22), 419 antigen positive tests (+14), 45 confirmed deaths (+2) and 8 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 124 (+3).

Spalding County – 3,569 confirmed cases (+60), 1,874 antigen positive cases (+72), 125 confirmed deaths (+4) and 29 probable deaths (+2). Hospitalizations: 379 (+11).

Troup County – 5,479 confirmed cases (+78), 1,419 antigen positive cases (+25), 160 confirmed deaths (+3) and 34 probable deaths (+4). Hospitalizations: 450 (+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, more than 111 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 2.4 million have died, according to the WHO.

Nearly 500,000 COVID-19-related deaths and nearly 28 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 55,419 new cases and 1,578 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: 1,866 new cases, 31 new deaths

FEBRUARY 2021

1 – 7,170 cases, 110 deaths

2 – 7,196 cases, 112 deaths

3 – 7,229 cases, 114 deaths

4 – 7,292 cases, 114 deaths

5 – 7,334 cases, 117 deaths

6 – 7,377 cases, 121 deaths

7 – 7,414 cases, 121 deaths

8 – 7,434 cases, 121 deaths

9 – 7,452 cases, 122 deaths

10 – 7,468 cases, 125 deaths

11 – 7,512 cases, 129 deaths

12 – 7,536 cases, 133 deaths

13 – 7,564 cases, 133 deaths

14 – 7,582 cases, 133 deaths

15 – 7,620 cases, 133 deaths

16 – 7,637 cases, 135 deaths

17 – 7,655 cases, 136 deaths

18 – 7,690 cases, 140 deaths

19 – 7,722 cases, 143 deaths

20 – 7,753 cases, 143 deaths

21 – 7,778 cases, 143 deaths

22 – 7,797 cases, 143 deaths

23 – 7,821 cases, 145 deaths

(To date: 651 new cases, 35 new deaths)