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Coweta COVID-19 cases up to 8,391


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Mar. 30, 2021 - 4:35 PM

Coweta COVID-19 cases up to 8,391

The Newnan Times-Herald

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Coweta rose to 8,391 Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health, with 36 new cases confirmed since March 23.

Coweta also has reported a total of 5,152 antigen positive* tests, up 26 since March 23. 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, 180 Cowetans are confirmed dead of the disease, including nine in the past week. There are another 12 probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Tuesday’s report.

Hospitalizations are at 309 (+4), and the confirmed case rate per 100,000 Cowetans is now 5,520 (+24).

Across Georgia, the DPH reported a total of 851,306 confirmed cases on Tuesday – up 13,863 since March 23 – and a total of 206,435 antigen positive tests (+7,372).

The state has reported 16,533 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 346 new deaths since March 23. Another 2,454 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Tuesday.

More than 58,600 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 9,598 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Tuesday, a total of 7,778,811 molecular tests for active infections have been performed at drive-thru sites and facilities statewide, with a current positive rate of 10.6 percent.***

A total of 496,838 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with a 17.2 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

Coweta County Schools have been closed since Friday, March 26 because of damage from the tornado. All Coweta schools will remain closed until at least April 12, when Coweta County School System students and staff are expected to return from spring break.

Coweta’s neighboring counties (since March 23):

Cases and deaths are cumulative.

Carroll County – 7,215 confirmed cases (+79), 3,702 antigen positive cases (+38), 129 confirmed deaths (+1) and 98 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 303 (+2).

Fayette County – 6,411 confirmed cases (+52), 2,112 antigen positive cases (+29), 141 confirmed deaths (+4) and 15 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 240 (+4).

Fulton County – 78,298 confirmed cases (+804), 13,235 antigen positive cases (+264), 1,182 confirmed deaths (+29) and 82 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 4,525 (+73).

Heard County – 612 confirmed cases (+5), 217 antigen positive cases (+2), 15 confirmed deaths (+1) and 3 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 39 (+1).

Meriwether County – 1,469 confirmed cases (+7), 443 antigen positive tests (+2), 66 confirmed deaths (+2) and 11 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 128 (+1).

Spalding County – 3,849 confirmed cases (+46), 2,059 antigen positive cases (+8), 146 confirmed deaths (+4) and 33 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 408 (+6).

Troup County – 5,765 confirmed cases (+54), 1,482 antigen positive cases (+3), 175 confirmed deaths (+5) and 37 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 480 (+7).

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 127 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 2.7 million have died, according to the WHO.

More than 547,000 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 30 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 60,699 new cases and 592 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: 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

6 – 8,158 cases, 158 deaths

7 – 8,174 cases, 158 deaths

8 – 8,185 cases, 159 deaths

9 – 8,219 cases, 159 deaths

10 – 8,231 cases, 160 deaths

11 – 8,244 cases, 161 deaths

12 – 8,244 cases, 161 deaths

13 – 8,272 cases, 163 deaths

14 – 8,278 cases, 163 deaths

15 – 8,287 cases, 165 deaths

16 – 8,298 cases, 165 deaths

17 – 8,301 cases, 165 deaths

18 – 8,312 cases, 167 deaths

19 – 8,320 cases, 168 deaths

20 – 8,332 cases, 168 deaths

21 – 8,340 cases, 169 deaths

22 – 8,346 cases, 170 deaths

23 – 8,355 cases, 171 deaths

24 – 8,358 cases, 175 deaths

25 – 8,368 cases, 179 deaths

26 – 8,372 cases, 179 deaths

27 – 8,379 cases, 180 deaths

28 – 8,380 cases, 180 deaths

29 – 8,385 cases, 180 deaths

30 – 8,391 cases, 180 deaths

(To date: 347 new cases, 29 new deaths)