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61 new cases in past week for Coweta


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  • Apr. 23, 2021 - 5:36 PM

61 new cases in past week for Coweta

The Newnan Times-Herald

Coweta County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 8,587 Friday, with 61 new infections confirmed since April 16.

There were 204 total deaths in Coweta as of Friday, with five 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 5,302 antigen positive* tests, up 42 since April 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.

Hospitalizations are at 341 (+8), and the confirmed case rate per 100,000 Cowetans is now 5,649 (+40).

Across Georgia, the DPH reported a total of 873,669 confirmed cases on Friday – up 6,691 since April 16 – and a total of 217,670 antigen positive tests (+3,019).

The state has reported 17,337 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 157 new deaths since April 16. Another 2,580 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Friday.

Nearly 61,000 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 9,988 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Friday, a total of 8,190,749 molecular tests for active infections have been performed at drive-thru sites and facilities statewide, with a current positive rate of 10.3 percent.***

A total of 510,073 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with a 18.1 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 April 23

Total students: 22,181

Self-identified positive: 5

Self-identified positive (April 16-22): 13

Quarantined or isolated (April 16-22): 365

Total staff: 3,052

Self-identified positive: 0

Self-identified positive (April 16-22): 1

Quarantined or isolated (April 16-22): 32

Coweta’s neighboring counties (since April 16):

Cases and deaths are cumulative.

Carroll County – 7,363 confirmed cases (+26), 3,853 antigen positive cases (+31), 131 confirmed deaths (+1) and 104 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 310 (+5).

Fayette County – 6,583 confirmed cases (+63), 2,198 antigen positive cases (+26), 151 confirmed deaths and 15 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 253.

Fulton County – 80,965 confirmed cases (+766), 14,248 antigen positive cases (+242), 1,255 confirmed deaths (+6) and 92 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 4,803 (+103).

Heard County – 630 confirmed cases (+7), 226 antigen positive cases, 16 confirmed deaths and 3 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 44 (+2).

Meriwether County – 1,509 confirmed cases (+10), 462 antigen positive tests (+5), 72 confirmed deaths (+1) and 12 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 135 (+2).

Spalding County – 4,010 confirmed cases (+51), 2,145 antigen positive cases (+24), 153 (+1) confirmed deaths and 33 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 435 (+6).

Troup County – 5,872 confirmed cases (+24), 1,519 antigen positive cases (+16), 183 confirmed deaths (+1) and 38 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 489 (+1).

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 144 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 3 million have died, according to the WHO.

More than 567,000 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 31.7 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 64,053 new cases and 775 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 2021: 886 new cases, 41 new deaths

MARCH 2021: 354 new cases, 29 new deaths

APRIL 2021:

1 – 8,409 cases, 181 deaths

2 – 8,425 cases, 181 deaths

3 – 8,434 cases, 181 deaths

4 – 8,439 cases, 181 deaths

5 – 8,444 cases, 181 deaths

6 – 8,450 cases, 181 deaths

7 – 8,456 cases, 185 deaths

8 – 8,460 cases, 189 deaths

9 – 8,467 cases, 189 deaths

10 – 8,476 cases, 192 deaths

11 – 8,484 cases, 192 deaths

12 – 8,492 cases, 194 deaths

13 – 8,497 cases 194 deaths

14 – 8,509 cases, 194 deaths

15 – 8,518 cases, 198 deaths

16 – 8,526 cases, 199 deaths

17 – 8,534 cases, 199 deaths

18 – 8,541 cases, 199 deaths

19 – 8,541 cases, 199 deaths

20 – 8,563 cases, 202 deaths

21 – 8,571 cases, 202 deaths

22 – 8,582 cases, 202 deaths

23 – 8,587 cases, 204 deaths

(To date: 189 new cases, 24 new deaths)