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Coweta reports 191 new cases, 8 deaths in a week


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  • Feb. 26, 2021 - 4:54 PM

Coweta reports 191 new cases, 8 deaths in a week

The Newnan Times-Herald

Coweta County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 7,913 Friday, with 191 new infections confirmed since Feb. 19.

There were 148 total deaths in Coweta as of Friday, with eight new deaths reported in the past week. According to the DPH, there are another 12 probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Friday’s report.

Coweta also has reported a total of 4,891 antigen positive* tests, up 99 since Feb. 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.

Hospitalizations are at 277 (+12), and the confirmed case rate per 100,000 Cowetans is now 5,205 (+125).

Across Georgia, the DPH reported a total of 800,959 confirmed cases on Friday – up 14,682 since Feb. 19 – and a total of 179,452 antigen positive tests (+6,744).

The state has reported 15,007 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 477 new deaths since Feb. 19. Another 2,212 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Friday.

More than 55,700 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 9,087 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Friday, a total of 7,153,524 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 474,319 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with an 15.7 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. 25

Total students: 22,181

Self-identified positive: 2

Self-identified positive (Feb. 15-18): 8

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

Total staff: 3,052

Self-identified positive: 0

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

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

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

Cases and deaths are cumulative.

Carroll County – 6,974 confirmed cases (+121), 3,535 antigen positive cases (+71), 122 confirmed deaths (+5) and 88 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 288 (+2).

Fayette County – 5,998 confirmed cases (+206), 1,933 antigen positive cases (+82), 129 confirmed deaths (+6) and 13 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 221 (+7).

Fulton County – 74,050 confirmed cases (+1,416), 10,990 antigen positive cases (+567), 1,045 confirmed deaths (+29) and 71 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 4,200 (+116).

Heard County – 593 confirmed cases (+13), 210 antigen positive cases (+6), 13 confirmed deaths and 3 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 37.

Meriwether County – 1,417 confirmed cases (+18), 427 antigen positive tests (+15), 49 confirmed deaths (+6) and 8 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 124 (+1).

Spalding County – 3,605 confirmed cases (+72), 1,912 antigen positive cases (+77), 127 confirmed deaths (+5) and 30 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 393 (+6).

Troup County – 5,438 confirmed cases (+80), 1,410 antigen positive cases (+28), 157 confirmed deaths (+1) and 32 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 455 (+11).

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 112 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 2.5 million have died, according to the WHO.

More than 506,800 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 28.2 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 73,610 new cases and 3,240 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: 1,866 new cases, 31 new deaths

FEBRUARY

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

24 – 7,849 cases, 145 deaths

25 – 7,867 cases, 148 deaths

26 – 7,913 cases, 148 deaths

(To date: 774 new cases, 39 new deaths)