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COVID-19: Coweta reports 360 new cases, 3 new deaths


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  • Dec. 21, 2021 - 3:15 PM

COVID-19: Coweta reports 360 new cases, 3 new deaths

The Newnan Times-Herald

Coweta County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 13,705 Tuesday, with 360 new infections confirmed since Dec. 14.

There were 355 total deaths in Coweta as of Tuesday, with three new deaths reported in the past week. According to the DPH, there are another 41 probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Tuesday’s report, and hospitalizations are at 930 (+25).

Coweta also has reported a total of 8,457 antigen positive* tests, up 151 since Dec. 14. 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 1,313,529 confirmed cases on Tuesday – 13,900 since Dec. 14 – and a total of 387,234 antigen positive tests (+3,187).

The state has reported 26,120 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 130 new deaths since Dec. 14. Another 4,918 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Tuesday.

A total of 91,881 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 14,242 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

According to statistics posted by the DPH Tuesday, a total of 13,621,969 molecular tests for active infections have been performed at drive-thru sites and facilities statewide, with a current positive rate of 9.8 percent.***

A total of 690,639 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with a 28.7 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 December 14):

Cases and deaths are cumulative.

Carroll County – 10,405 confirmed cases (+114), 6,646 antigen positive cases (+109), 162 confirmed deaths and 200 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 394 (+1).

Fayette County – 10,494 confirmed cases (+305), 3,673 antigen positive cases (+72), 222 confirmed deaths and 25 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 678 (+20).

Fulton County – 118,834 confirmed cases (+3,408), 21,920 antigen positive cases (+575), 1,716 confirmed deaths (+14) and 154 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 7,885 (+144).

Heard County – 1,075 confirmed cases (+14), 452 antigen positive cases (+3), 27 confirmed deaths (+1) and 16 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 74 (+1).

Meriwether County – 2,286 confirmed cases (+32), 814 antigen positive tests (+11), 101 confirmed deaths and 20 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 240 (+8).

Spalding County – 7,105 confirmed cases (+94), 3,771 antigen positive cases (+68), 287 confirmed deaths (+4) and 48 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 674 (+5).

Troup County – 8,832 confirmed cases (+135), 2,381 antigen positive cases (+26), 272 confirmed deaths (+1) and 55 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 655 (+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 274 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 5.3 million have died, according to the WHO.

More than 803,000 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 50 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 88,379 new cases and 138 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: 347 new cases, 14 new deaths

DECEMBER 2021:

1 – 13,056 cases, 347 deaths

2 – 13,087 cases, 347 deaths

3 – 13,100 cases, 348 deaths

6 – 13,172 cases, 348 deaths

7 – 13,179 cases, 348 deaths

8 – 13,201 cases, 349 deaths

9 – 13,211 cases, 349 deaths

10 – 13,264 cases, 351 deaths

13 – 13,335 cases, 351 deaths

14 – 13,345 cases, 352 deaths

15 – 13,368 cases, 352 deaths

16 – 13,408 cases, 352 deaths

17 – 13,455 cases, 355 deaths

20 – 13,643 cases, 355 deaths

21 – 13,705 cases, 355 deaths

(To date: 666 new cases, 8 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.