Weekly Report: Georgia, Coweta see increases in new cases
From Staff Reports
Below is the weekly summary of COVID-19 data for February 2-8, 2023, from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
The Daily Status Report generated by the Georgia Department of Public Health publishes each Wednesday at 3 p.m. To access this daily report, visit: https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.
Coweta County confirmed 113 new COVID-19 cases in the past week for an average of 16.1 per day. That number is up by 29 over the previous week’s totals and breaks a streak of five consecutive weeks of declining new cases.
Coweta recorded 1 COVID-19 related death (the same as previous week) and 16 hospitalizations, which was an increase of six from the previous week.
For the month of February, Coweta has posted 127 new cases (15.9 per day) with 2 deaths and 16 hospitalizations.
Per the Georgia Department of Public Health, 201,371 vaccines have been applied to Coweta residents thru Feb. 8 with 173 last week. The Coweta and Georgia vaccination rates follow – Coweta is at 56 percent with one dose (Georgia is at 67 percent), 52 percent fully vaccinated (Georgia is at 59 percent), 47 percent have been fully vaccinated and had a booster shot (Georgia 46 percent), and 24 percent have had an additional dose (Georgia 27 percent).
The overall positive test rate in Coweta is 13.8 percent this week, with the two-week infection rate rising to 16.6 percent (from 14.9 last week).
Coweta has confirmed cumulative totals of 27,661 cases, 458 deaths (with an additional 68 probable deaths) and 2,139 hospitalizations through Feb. 8 from when the pandemic began some 34-plus months ago. Coweta ranks 19th in Georgia (out of 159 counties) in cumulative cases, 14th in deaths due to COVID and 16th in COVID-related hospitalizations.
COWETA COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS – February 2-8
Total Number of New Cases : 113 (average 16.1 per day) / Previous Week – 84 / Trend – up 29
Total Number of Deaths: 1 / Previous Week – 1 / Trend – no change
Total Number of Hospitalizations: 16 / Previous Week – 10 / Trend – up 6
THE LAST TIME
Coweta had 200-or-more cases in a week: 203 (Sept. 1-7, 2022)
Coweta had 500-or-more cases in a week: 789 (Jan. 22-28, 2022)
Coweta had 1,000-or-more cases in a week: 1,123 (Jan. 8-14, 2022)
Coweta had 5-or-more deaths in a week: 6 (Feb. 19-25, 2022)
Coweta had 10-or-more deaths in a week: 14 (Feb. 12-18, 2022)
Coweta had 30-or-more hospitalizations in a week: 39 (Aug. 4-10, 2022)
Coweta had 60-or-more hospitalizations in a week: 67 (Dec. 25-31, 2021)
Georgia saw a slight increase in only one of the four major COVID-19 categories for the week of February 2-8.
Georgia confirmed 5,208 cases for an average of 744.0 per day last week, rising by just 17 cases from the previous week.
The three categories to have declines included deaths with 68 (down 55), hospitalizations with 481 (down 52) and ICU admits of 32 (down 2). It’s the fewest number of deaths since 29 (Dec. 22-28, 2022) and the fewest number of hospitalizations since 378 (Nov. 24-30, 2022).
The overall positive test rate in Georgia this week remains at 12.5 percent, with the two-week infection rate falling to 11.9 percent (12.0 percent last week).
Overall, Georgia has confirmed cumulative totals of 2,336,898 cases, 34,878 deaths, 137,054 hospitalizations and 17,557 ICU admits through Feb. 8 from when the pandemic began in March 2020.
GEORGIA BY THE NUMBERS – February 2-8
Total Number of New Cases : 5,208 (average 744.0 per day) / Previous Week – 5,191 / Trend – up 17
Total Number of Deaths: 68 / Previous Week – 123 / Trend – down 55
Total Number of Hospitalizations: 481 / Previous Week – 533 / Trend – down 52
Total Number of ICU Admits: 32 / Previous Week – 34 / Trend – down 2
THE LAST TIME
Georgia had 7,500-or-more cases in a week: 9,022 (Jan. 5-11, 2023)
Georgia had 15,000-or-more cases in a week: 17,286 (Aug. 18-24, 2022)
Georgia had 20,000-or-more cases in a week: 20,252 (July 28-Aug. 3, 2022)
Georgia had 120-or-more deaths in a week: 123 (Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2023)
Georgia had 750-or-more hospitalizations in a week: 864 (Jan. 5-11, 2023)
Georgia had 1,000-or-more hospitalizations in a week: 1,017 (July 21-27, 2022)
Georgia had 50-or-more ICU admits in a week: 54 (Jan. 5-11, 2023)
Georgia had 75-or-more ICU admits in a week: 83 (July 7-13, 2022)