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Coweta reports 48 new infections, one new death


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 18, 2021 - 5:16 PM

Coweta reports 48 new infections, one new death

The Newnan Times-Herald

Coweta County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 8,774 Tuesday, with 48 new infections confirmed since May 11.

There were 207 total deaths in Coweta as of Friday, with one new death reported since May 11. According to the DPH, there are another 12 probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Friday’s report. Hospitalizations are at 368 (+8).

Coweta also reported a total of 5,410 antigen positive* tests, up 27 since May 11. 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 891,073 confirmed cases on Tuesday – up 3,630 since May 11 – and a total of 225,702 antigen positive tests (+1,769).

The state has reported 17,825 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 103 new deaths since May 11. Another 2,707 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Tuesday.

Nearly 63,000 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 10,333 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Friday, a total of 8,606,492 molecular tests for active infections have been performed at drive-thru sites and facilities statewide, with a current positive rate of 10 percent.***

A total of 522,636 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with a 19 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 May 17

Total students: 22,181

Self-identified positive: 1

Self-identified positive (May 7-13): 16

Quarantined or isolated (May 7-13): 1,034

Total staff: 3,052

Self-identified positive: 0

Self-identified positive (May 7-13): 2

Quarantined or isolated (May 7-13): 43

Coweta’s neighboring counties (since May 11):

Cases and deaths are cumulative.

Carroll County – 7,457 confirmed cases (+23), 3,955 antigen positive cases (+21), 132 confirmed deaths (+1) and 110 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 313 (+2).

Fayette County – 6,753 confirmed cases (+28), 2,260 antigen positive cases (+11), 154 confirmed deaths and 15 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 266 (+2).

Fulton County – 83,021 confirmed cases (+400), 14,837 antigen positive cases (+115), 1,292 confirmed deaths (+5) and 101 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 5,117 (+76).

Heard County – 651 confirmed cases (+1), 230 antigen positive cases (+1), 16 confirmed deaths and 4 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 48.

Meriwether County – 1,549 confirmed cases (+16), 479 antigen positive tests (+4), 73 confirmed deaths and 12 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 140 (+1).

Spalding County – 4,142 confirmed cases (+33), 2,208 antigen positive cases (+30), 158 confirmed deaths (+2) and 33 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 445 (+4).

Troup County – 6,010 confirmed cases (+24), 1,540 antigen positive cases (+3), 188 confirmed deaths (+1) and 39 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 504 (+6).

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 163 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 3.3 million have died, according to the WHO.

Nearly 583,500 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 32.7 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 19,483 new cases and 518 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: 247 new cases, 25 new deaths

MAY 2021

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

(To date: 129 new cases, 2 new deaths)