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Coweta reports 60 new cases, 2 deaths in past week


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  • Apr. 27, 2021 - 5:12 PM

Coweta reports 60 new cases, 2 deaths in past week

The Newnan Times-Herald

Coweta County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 8,623 Tuesday, with 60 new infections confirmed since April 20.

There were 204 total deaths in Coweta as of Friday, with two new deaths reported since April 20. According to the DPH, there are another 12 probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Friday’s report. Hospitalizations are at 342 (+4)

Coweta also reported a total of 5,262 antigen positive* tests, up 50 since April 20. 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 876,933 confirmed cases on Tuesday – up 6,416 since April 20 – and a total of 218,946 antigen positive tests (+2,990).

The state has reported 17,425 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 175 new deaths since April 20. Another 2,602 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Tuesday.

More than 61,000 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 10,034 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Friday, a total of 8,258,721 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 512,330 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with a 18.2 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

Most recent data, updated April 26

Total students: 22,181

Self-identified positive: 4

Self-identified positive (April 16-22): 3

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 20):

Cases and deaths are cumulative.

Carroll County – 7,389 confirmed cases (+43), 3,869 antigen positive cases (+31), 131 confirmed deaths and 104 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 310 (+1).

Fayette County – 6,604 confirmed cases (+49), 2,204 antigen positive cases (+21), 152 confirmed deaths (+1) and 15 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 255 (+2).

Fulton County – 81,358 confirmed cases (+767), 14,369 antigen positive cases (+21), 1,260 confirmed deaths (+10) and 93 probable deaths (+6). Hospitalizations: 4,850 (+8).

Heard County – 634 confirmed cases (+7), 226 antigen positive cases (+1), 16 confirmed deaths and 3 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 45 (+2).

Meriwether County – 1,517 confirmed cases (+16), 463 antigen positive tests (+4), 72 confirmed deaths (+1) and 12 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 136 (+2).

Spalding County – 4,033 confirmed cases (+47), 2,152 antigen positive cases (+22), 153 confirmed deaths and 33 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 436 (+5).

Troup County – 5,897 confirmed cases (+39), 1,519 antigen positive cases (+13), 183 confirmed deaths (+1) and 38 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 490 (+2).

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 147.5 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 569,000 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 31.9 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 38,201 new cases and 492 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 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

24 – 8,598 cases, 204 deaths

25 – 8,608 cases, 204 deaths

26 – 8,619 cases, 204 deaths

27 – 8,623 cases, 204 deaths

(To date: 225 new cases, 24 new deaths)