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COVID-19: Coweta reports 67 new cases, 2 new deaths


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  • Nov. 16, 2021 - 3:15 PM

COVID-19: Coweta reports 67 new cases, 2 new deaths

The Newnan Times-Herald

Coweta County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 12,868 Tuesday, with 67 new infections confirmed since Nov. 9.

There were 340 total deaths in Coweta as of Tuesday, with two new deaths reported in the past week. According to the DPH, there are another 37 probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Monday’s report, and hospitalizations are at 835 (+16).

Coweta also has reported a total of 8,167 antigen positive* tests, up 27 since Nov. 9. 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 1,275,238 confirmed cases on Tuesday – 4,613 since Nov. 9 – and a total of 373,320 antigen positive tests (+2,534).

The state has reported 25,368 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 179 new deaths since Nov. 9. Another 4,533 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Tuesday.

A total of 88,204 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 13,782 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Tuesday, a total of 12,770,504 molecular tests for active infections have been performed at drive-thru sites and facilities statewide, with a current positive rate of 10.1 percent.***

A total of 671,238 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with a 27.4 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 November 9):

Cases and deaths are cumulative.

Carroll County – 10,065 confirmed cases (+29), 6,428 antigen positive cases (+22), 156 confirmed deaths and 169 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 390 (+2).

Fayette County – 9,818 confirmed cases (+42), 3,504 antigen positive cases (+10), 216 confirmed deaths (+2) and 26 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 618 (+7).

Fulton County – 112,519 confirmed cases (+530), 20,831 antigen positive cases (+139), 1,664 confirmed deaths (+7) and 147 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 7,433 (+82).

Heard County – 1,038 confirmed cases (+1), 443 antigen positive cases (+4), 26 confirmed deaths and 15 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 65.

Meriwether County – 2,208 confirmed cases (+10), 784 antigen positive tests (+7), 99 confirmed deaths (+2) and 16 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 225.

Spalding County – 6,852 confirmed cases (+41), 3,613 antigen positive cases (+18), 273 confirmed deaths (+3) and 46 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 651 (+5).

Troup County – 8,574 confirmed cases (+17), 2,311 antigen positive cases (+4), 265 confirmed deaths (+1) and 51 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 641 (+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 253 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 5.1 million have died, according to the WHO.

More than 761,000 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 47 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 150,191 new cases and 1,110 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 2021: 1,558 new cases, 46 new deaths

OCTOBER 2021: 399 new cases, 52 new deaths

NOVEMBER 2021:

1 – 12,729 cases, 334 deaths

2 – 12,737 cases, 335 deaths

3 – 12,752 cases, 336 deaths

4 – 12,760 cases, 336 deaths

5 – 12,767 cases, 336 deaths

8 – NOT REPORTED

9 – 12,801 cases, 338 deaths

10 – 12,806 cases, 338 deaths

12 – 12,836 cases, 340 deaths

15 – 12,858 cases, 340 deaths

16 – 12,868 cases, 340 deaths

(To date: 176 new cases, 7 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.