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COVID-19: Coweta reports 391 new cases, 10 new deaths


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  • Sep. 15, 2021 - 10:51 AM

COVID-19: Coweta reports 391 new cases, 10 new deaths

The Newnan Times-Herald

Coweta County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 11,729 Tuesday, with 391 new infections confirmed since Sept. 7.

There were 256 total deaths in Coweta as of Tuesday, with 10 new deaths reported in the past week. According to the DPH, there are another 17 probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Tuesday’s report, and hospitalizations are at 595 (+61).

Coweta also has reported a total of 7,508 antigen positive* tests, up 188 since Sept. 7. 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 1,169,437 confirmed cases on Tuesday – 34,546 since Sept. 7 – and a total of 338,066 antigen positive tests (+13,299).

The state has reported 20,806 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 548 new deaths since Sept. 7. Another 3,222 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Tuesday.

A total of 76,860 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 12,416 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Tuesday, a total of 11,036,609 molecular tests for active infections have been performed at drive-thru sites and facilities statewide, with a current positive rate of 10.5 percent.***

A total of 614,890 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with a 24.4 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 September 7):

Cases and deaths are cumulative.

Carroll County – 9,354 confirmed cases (+305), 6,039 antigen positive cases (+161), 137 confirmed deaths and 128 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 366 (+1).

Fayette County – 8,982 confirmed cases (+317), 3,243 antigen positive cases (+67), 179 confirmed deaths (+7) and 17 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 467 (+43).

Fulton County – 103,716 confirmed cases (+2,505), 19,170 antigen positive cases (+597), 1,451 confirmed deaths (+23) and 116 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 6,340 (+169).

Heard County – 979 confirmed cases (+25), 412 antigen positive cases (+14), 21 confirmed deaths (+2) and 5 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 59 (+4).

Meriwether County – 2,041 confirmed cases (+62), 715 antigen positive tests (+19), 82 confirmed deaths (+1) and 13 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 193 (+3).

Spalding County – 6,166 confirmed cases (+285), 3,274 antigen positive cases (+149), 194 confirmed deaths (+5) and 39 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 572 (+13).

Troup County – 8,108 confirmed cases (+185), 2,211 antigen positive cases (+51), 227 confirmed deaths (+6) and 40 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 608 (+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 225 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 4.6 million have died, according to the WHO.

More than 658,000 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 41 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 38,908 new cases and 279 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: 171 new cases, 4 new deaths

JUNE 2021: 70 new cases, 7 new deaths

JULY 2021: 211 new cases, 5 new deaths

AUGUST 2021: 1,626 new cases, 13 new deaths

SEPTEMBER

1 – 10,783 cases, 236 deaths

2 – 10,885 cases, 237 deaths

3 – 11,053 cases, 242 deaths

7 – 11,338 cases, 246 deaths

8 – 11,412 cases, 246 deaths

9 – 11,461 cases, 248 deaths

10 – 11,531 cases, 249 deaths

13 – 11,679 cases, 252 deaths

14 – 11,729 cases, 256 deaths

(To date: 994 new cases, 21 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.