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Coweta County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 8,692 Friday, with 47 new infections confirmed since April 30.

Coweta Countys COVID-19 cases rose to 8,692 Friday, with 47 new infections confirmed since April 30.
There were 206 total deaths in Coweta as of Friday, with one new death reported in the past week. According to the DPH, there are another 12 probable deaths** from COVID-19 as of Fridays report, and hospitalizations are at 356 (+7).
Coweta also has reported a total of 5,369 antigen positive* tests, up 19 since April 30. Antigen positives are not included in the DPHs 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 885,148 confirmed cases on Friday 11,479 since April 30 and a total of 223,169 antigen positive tests (+5,499).
The state has reported 17,675 total confirmed deaths from COVID-19, including 338 new deaths since April 30. Another 2,662 probable deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia also were reported Friday.
More than 62,000 people have been admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 treatment since the health crisis began, and 10,191 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units.
According to statistics posted by the DPH Friday, a total of 8,445,017 molecular tests for active infections have been performed at drive-thru sites and facilities statewide, with a current positive rate of 10.2 percent.***
A total of 517,520 serology tests for antibodies from previous infections have been performed statewide, with a 18.6 percent positive rate.
*PCR tests processed in laboratories look for genetic material from the virus. Antigen tests usually processed in a health care providers 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 individuals 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 County School System
Most recent data, updated May 7
Total students: 22,181
Self-identified positive: 2
Self-identified positive (April 30-May 6): 9
Quarantined or isolated (April 30-May 6): 767
Total staff: 3,052
Self-identified positive: 1
Self-identified positive (April 30-May 6): 2
Quarantined or isolated (April 30-May 6): 49
Cowetas neighboring counties (since April 30):
Cases and deaths are cumulative.
Carroll County 7,424 confirmed cases (+22), 3,917 antigen positive cases (+39), 131 confirmed deaths and 109 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 311 (+1).
Fayette County 6,693 confirmed cases (+50), 2,238 antigen positive cases (+17), 153 confirmed deaths and 15 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 263 (+6).
Fulton County 82,367 confirmed cases (+669), 14,679 antigen positive cases (+221), 1,284 confirmed deaths (+12) and 99 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 5,002 (+88).
Heard County 646 confirmed cases (+8), 228 antigen positive cases, 16 confirmed deaths and 4 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 46 (+1).
Meriwether County 1,526 confirmed cases (+7), 475 antigen positive tests (+8), 73 confirmed deaths (+1) and 12 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 139 (+1).
Spalding County 4,081 confirmed cases (+32), 2,176 antigen positive cases (+19), 156 (+1) confirmed deaths and 33 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 441 (+3).
Troup County 5,963 confirmed cases (+41), 1,533 antigen positive cases (+12), 187 confirmed deaths and 38 probable deaths. Hospitalizations: 496 (+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 155 million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in 235 countries, areas and territories, and more than 3.2 million have died, according to the WHO.
More than 577,000 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 32.4 million confirmed infections have been reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 44,766 new cases and 709 new deaths between Thursday and Friday.
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:
1 8,655 cases, 205 deaths
2 8,662 cases, 205 deaths
3 8,665 cases, 205 deaths
4 8,670 cases, 205 deaths
5 8,677 cases, 206 deaths
6 8,685 cases, 206 deaths
7 8,692 cases, 206 deaths
(To date: 47 new cases, 1 new death)