(EDITOR’S NOTE: Numbers on Tuesday were not available as of press time, so as a result, all numbers were from Monday, Nov. 1.)
Coweta County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 12,729 Monday, with 71 new infections confirmed since Oct. 26.
There were 334 total deaths in Coweta as of Monday, with nine new deaths reported in the past week. According to the DPH, there are another 32 probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Monday’s report, and hospitalizations are at 808 (+15).
Coweta also has reported a total of 8,110 antigen positive* tests, up 15 since Oct. 26. 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 1,265,539 confirmed cases on Monday – 5,277 since Oct. 26 – and a total of 370,786 antigen positive tests (+1,711).
The state has reported 24,876 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 367 new deaths since Oct. 26. Another 4,298 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Tuesday.
A total of 86,417 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 13,515 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.
According to statistics posted by the DPH Tuesday, a total of 12,446,036 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 663,163 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with a 27.1 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 October 26):
Cases and deaths are cumulative.
Carroll County – 10,003 confirmed cases (+36), 6,376 antigen positive cases (+11), 156 confirmed deaths (+2) and 152 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 387 (+1).
Fayette County – 9,721 confirmed cases (+56), 3,465 antigen positive cases (+20), 211 confirmed deaths (+3) and 24 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 607 (+13).
Fulton County – 111,525 confirmed cases (+478), 20,578 antigen positive cases (+66), 1,638 confirmed deaths (+23) and 142 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 7,289 (+97).
Heard County – 1,033 confirmed cases (+2), 437 antigen positive cases, 24 confirmed deaths and 13 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 62.
Meriwether County – 2,190 confirmed cases (+7), 775 antigen positive tests (+4), 97 confirmed deaths and 14 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 222 (+5).
Spalding County – 6,759 confirmed cases (+29), 3,573 antigen positive cases (+17), 265 confirmed deaths (+10) and 44 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 638 (+10).
Troup County – 8,532 confirmed cases (+27), 2,301 antigen positive cases (+5), 260 confirmed deaths (+1) and 48 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 638 (+1).
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 243 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 4.9 million have died, according to the WHO.
More than 745,000 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 46 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 127,217 new cases and 1,301 new deaths between Monday and Tuesday.
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
1 – 12,729 cases, 334 deaths
2 – NOT REPORTED AS OF PRESS TIME
(To date: 37 new cases, 1 new death)
***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.