Coweta County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 8,645 Friday, with 58 new infections confirmed since April 23.
There were 205 total deaths in Coweta as of Friday, with one new death reported in the past week. According to the DPH, there are another 12 probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Friday’s report, and hospitalizations are at 349 (+8).
Coweta also has reported a total of 5,350 antigen positive* tests, up 48 since April 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.
Across Georgia, the DPH reported a total of 873,669 confirmed cases on Friday – up 6,691 since April 23 – 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 23. Another 2,631 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Friday.
More than 61,500 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 10,096 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.
According to statistics posted by the DPH Friday, a total of 8,320,685 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 513,999 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with a 18.4 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 April 30
Total students: 22,181
Self-identified positive: 4
Self-identified positive (April 23-29): 16
Quarantined or isolated (April 23-29): 656
Total staff: 3,052
Self-identified positive: 0
Self-identified positive (April 23-29): 0
Quarantined or isolated (April 23-29): 39
Coweta’s neighboring counties (since April 23):
Cases and deaths are cumulative.
Carroll County – 7,402 confirmed cases (+39), 3,878 antigen positive cases (+25), 131 confirmed deaths and 107 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 310.
Fayette County – 6,643 confirmed cases (+60), 2,221 antigen positive cases (+23), 153 confirmed deaths (+2) and 15 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 257 (+3).
Fulton County – 81,700 confirmed cases (+735), 14,458 antigen positive cases (+210), 1,272 confirmed deaths (+17) and 92 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 4,914 (+111).
Heard County – 638 confirmed cases (+8), 228 antigen positive cases (+2), 16 confirmed deaths and 3 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 45 (+1).
Meriwether County – 1,519 confirmed cases (+10), 467 antigen positive tests (+5), 72 confirmed deaths and 12 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 138 (+3).
Spalding County – 4,049 confirmed cases (+39), 2,157 antigen positive cases (+12), 155 (+2) confirmed deaths and 33 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 438 (+3).
Troup County – 5,922 confirmed cases (+50), 1,521 antigen positive cases (+2), 187 confirmed deaths (+4) and 38 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 494 (+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 150 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 3.1 million have died, according to the WHO.
More than 572,000 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 32 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 60,081 new cases and 812 new deaths between Thursday and Friday.
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: 247 new cases, 25 new deaths