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224 new cases, 10 new deaths confirmed


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  • Mar. 05, 2021 - 6:01 PM

224 new cases, 10 new deaths confirmed

The Newnan Times-Herald

Coweta County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 8,137 Friday, with 224 new infections confirmed since Feb. 26.

There were 158 total deaths in Coweta as of Friday, with 10 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 4,967 antigen positive* tests, up 76 since Feb. 26. 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 291 (+14), and the confirmed case rate per 100,000 Cowetans is now 5,353 (+148).

Across Georgia, the DPH reported a total of 800,959 confirmed cases on Friday – up 25,158 since Feb. 26 – and a total of 193,392 antigen positive tests (+13,940).

The state has reported 15,526 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 519 new deaths since Feb. 26. Another 2,289 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Friday.

More than 56,600 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 9,236 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Friday, a total of 7,315,477 molecular tests for active infections have been performed at drive-thru sites and facilities statewide, with a current positive rate of 11 percent.***

A total of 480,456 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with an 16.1 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 March 5

Total students: 22,181

Self-identified positive: 2

Self-identified positive (Feb. 26-March 4): 8

Quarantined or isolated (Feb. 26-March 4): 1,609

Total staff: 3,052

Self-identified positive: 0

Self-identified positive (Feb. 26-March 4): 11

Quarantined or isolated (Feb. 26-March 4): 192

Coweta’s neighboring counties (since Feb. 26):

Cases and deaths are cumulative.

Carroll County – 7,026 confirmed cases (+52), 3,585 antigen positive cases (+50), 124 confirmed deaths (+2) and 91 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 294 (+6).

Fayette County – 6,208 confirmed cases (+210), 1,979 antigen positive cases (+46), 133 confirmed deaths (+4) and 15 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 229 (+7).

Fulton County – 75,225 confirmed cases (+1,175), 11,851 antigen positive cases (+861), 1,083 confirmed deaths (+38) and 76 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 4,278 (+78).

Heard County – 597 confirmed cases (+4), 210 antigen positive cases (+6), 14 confirmed deaths (+1)and 3 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 37.

Meriwether County – 1,434 confirmed cases (+17), 433 antigen positive tests (+6), 55 confirmed deaths (+6) and 9 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 124.

Spalding County – 3,680 confirmed cases (+75), 1,963 antigen positive cases (+51), 132 confirmed deaths (+5) and 30 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 393.

Troup County – 5,595 confirmed cases (+157), 1,452 antigen positive cases (+42), 162 confirmed deaths (+5) and 38 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 460 (+5).

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 115 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 65,424 new cases and 1,947 new deaths between Wednesday and Thursday.

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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: 886 new cases, 41 new deaths

MARCH

1 – 8,044 cases, 151 deaths

2 – 8,063 cases, 151 deaths

3 – 8,094 cases, 154 deaths

4 – 8,119 cases, 158 deaths

5 – 8,137 cases, 158 deaths

(To date: 112 new cases, 8 new deaths)