April 8 DPH report: Illnesses rise by 1,061 to 9,879, deaths to 361 statewide

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206 additional hospital beds occupied across Georgia for a total of 1,980 beds for Covid-19 patients; Fayette up to 85 cases, 4 deaths — 

Here’s the Covid-19 pandemic report from the Georgia Department of Public Health for midday, April 8:

Total test-confirmed cases statewide: 9,879, which is 1,061 more than the previous day’s total of 8,818, an increase of 12%.

Statewide deaths: 361, an increase of 32 fatalities over the previous day’s total of 329, which is 9.7% higher than the report one day earlier. (The April 7 increase was 100 new fatalities, an increase of 43.6% from April 6, the most deaths reported in a 24-hour period.)

State Covid-19 death rate: 3.65% of all confirmed cases reported

Fayette County: Confirmed infections  — 85 with 4 deaths (No breakout of how many in hospital)

Coweta County: Confirmed infections  — 79 with 2 deaths (No breakout of how many in hospital)

Hospitalized: 1,980 in hospital beds statewide, which is 20.04% of the total confirmed cases, compared to 1,774 in hospitals 24 hours earlier, an increase of 206 newly hospitalized patients (11.6% increase over the previous 24-hour period) across the state of Georgia. That compares with 442 newly hospitalized patients reported April 7, an increase of 33.1% over the previous 24-hour period. The number of newly hospitalized patients reported April 7 was the largest in a 24-hour period so far in the Covid-19 pandemic in Georgia.

Total coronavirus tests: 38,787 by private and state labs, which represents 5,074 (15%) more tests than the 33,713 tests in the previous 24-hour period. Note: State labs ran 2,807 tests, while commercial labs ran 12 times that many — 35,980.

Total positive tests:  9,879 confirmations so far with all testing from both commercial and state labs, a positive confirmation rate of 25.4% of the total tests administered. Roughly 1 out of every 4 tests administered comes back with a positive reading on the presence of coronavirus.

Covid-19 in neighboring counties

Fulton — 1,238 cases, 40 deaths; Clayton — 292 cases, 11 deaths; Henry — 214 cases, 3 deaths; Fayette — 85 cases, 4 deaths; Coweta — 79 cases, 2 deaths;   Spalding — 56 cases, 4 deaths.

Here’s what the raw numbers of new hospital patients across the state of Georgia and the corresponding rates of hospitalization increase day over day look like:

• March 26 — 79 new patients, 20% increase over previous 24-hour period

• March 27 — 93 new patients, 19.9% increase over previous 24-hour period

• March 28 — 51 new patients, 9% increase over previous 24-hour period

• March 29 — 49 new patients, 7.9% increase over previous 24-hour period

• March 30 — 41 new patients, 6.1% increase over previous 24-hour period

• March 31 — 111 new patients, 15.7% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 1 — 134 new patients, 16.3% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 2 — 104 new patients, 10.9% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 3 — 102 new patients, 9.6% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 4 — 81 new patients, 6.9% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 5 — 44 new patients, 3.5% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 6 — 48 new patients, 3.8% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 7 — 442 new patients, 33.1% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 8 — 206 new patients, 11.6% increase over previous 24-hour period

Confirmed cases by age group:

Age 0-17 — 1%

Age 18-59 — 60%

Age 60+ — 35%

Age unknown — 4%

Confirmed cases by sex:

Female — 53%

Male — 44%

Unknown — 3%

Below is the daily progression of reported Covid-19 cases and fatalities in Fayette County:

March 9 — 1 case, no deaths

March 13 — 5 cases, no deaths

March 17 — 5 cases, no deaths

March 19 — 9 cases, no deaths

March 20 — 9 cases, 1 death (male, 83, other medical conditions)

March 22 — 9 cases, 1 death

March 23 — 10 cases, 1 death

March 24 — 12 cases, 1 death.

March 25 — 12 cases, 1 death

March 26 — 14 cases, 2 deaths (no new details provided)

March 27 — 19 cases, 2 deaths

March 28 — 25 cases, 2 deaths

March 29 — 26 cases, 3 deaths (male, 83; male, 79; female, 77; all with underlying medical conditions)

March 30 — 32 cases, 3 deaths

March 31 — 44 cases, 4 deaths (female, 51, NO underlying medical condition)

April 1 — 48 cases, 4 deaths

April 2 — 52 cases, 4 deaths

April 3 — 58 cases, 4 deaths

April 4 — 62 cases, 4 deaths

April 5 — 67 cases, 4 deaths

April 6 — 74 cases, 4 deaths

April 7 — 79 cases, 4 deaths

April 8 — 85 cases, 4 deaths