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Coweta reports 22 new cases, 2 new deaths


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 28, 2021 - 5:39 PM

Coweta reports 22 new cases, 2 new deaths

The Newnan Times-Herald

Coweta County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 8,819 Friday, with 22 new infections confirmed since May 22.

There were 209 total deaths in Coweta as of Friday, with two new deaths reported in the past week. According to the DPH, there are another 13 probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Friday’s report, and hospitalizations are at 381 (+11).

Coweta also has reported a total of 5,429 antigen positive* tests, up 16 since May 22. 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 895,253 confirmed cases on Friday – 2,565 since May 22 – and a total of 227,458 antigen positive tests (+1,134).

The state has reported 18,052 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 146 new deaths since May 22. Another 2,768 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Friday.

A total of 63,696 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 10,529 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Friday, a total of 8,738,547 molecular tests for active infections have been performed at drive-thru sites and facilities statewide, with a current positive rate of 9.9 percent.***

A total of 528,728 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with a 19.4 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’s neighboring counties (since May 22):

Cases and deaths are cumulative.

Carroll County – 7,480 confirmed cases (+17), 3,992 antigen positive cases (+23), 132 confirmed deaths and 111 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 317 (+2).

Fayette County – 6,776 confirmed cases (+18), 2,281 antigen positive cases (+15), 158 confirmed deaths (+2) and 16 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 270 (+).3

Fulton County – 83,363 confirmed cases (+187), 14,952 antigen positive cases (+66), 1,317 confirmed deaths (+19) and 102 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 5,239 (+82).

Heard County – 652 confirmed cases (+1), 230 antigen positive cases, 17 confirmed deaths (+1) and 5 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 48.

Meriwether County – 1,555 confirmed cases (+4), 482 antigen positive tests (+2), 72 confirmed deaths (+2) and 12 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 154 (+8).

Spalding County – 4,174 confirmed cases (+27), 2,225 antigen positive cases (+8), 161 confirmed deaths (+3) and 34 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 453 (+8).

Troup County – 6,024 confirmed cases (+11), 1,551 antigen positive cases (+4), 191 confirmed deaths (+2) and 40 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 521 (+9).

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 168.5 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 3.5 million have died, according to the WHO.

More than 590,000 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 33.8 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 22,138 new cases and 615 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: 247 new cases, 25 new deaths

MAY

1 – 8,655 cases, 205 deaths

2 – 8,662 cases, 205 deaths

3 – 8,665 cases, 205 deaths

4 – 8,670 cases, 205 deaths

5 – 8,677 cases, 206 deaths

6 – 8,685 cases, 206 deaths

7 – 8,692 cases, 206 deaths

8 – 8,702 cases, 206 deaths

9 – 8,712 cases, 206 deaths

10 – 8,716 cases, 206 deaths

11 – 8,726 cases, 206 deaths

12 – 8,733 cases, 206 deaths

13 – 8,747 cases, 207 deaths

14 – 8,755 cases, 207 deaths

15 – 8,763 cases, 207 deaths

16 – 8,768 cases, 207 deaths

17 – 8,763 cases, 207 deaths

18 – 8,774 cases, 207 deaths

19 – 8,781 cases, 207 deaths

20 – 8,790 cases, 207 deaths

21 – 8,797 cases, 207 deaths

22 – 8,802 cases, 207 deaths

23 – 8,802 cases, 207 deaths

24 – 8,802 cases, 207 deaths

25 – 8,813 cases, 207 deaths

26 – 8,812 cases, 208 deaths

27 – 8,816 cases***, 208 deaths

28 – 8,819 cases, 208 deaths

(To date: 174 new cases, 4 new deaths)

***Multiple providers and facilities can enter data into the DPH’s reportable disease surveillance system. Because of this, cases may sometimes be inadvertently duplicated. Duplicates are deleted from the system as soon as they are discovered, which occasionally can result in a decrease in the number of reported cases and other statistics.