April 9 DPH Covid-19 report: 10,566 cases, 379 deaths, 2,159 hospitalizations

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179 additional hospital beds occupied across Georgia for a total of 2,159 beds for Covid-19 patients; Fayette up to 89 cases, 3 deaths; newly added racial metric shows blacks with higher infection rates — 

Here’s the Covid-19 pandemic report from the Georgia Department of Public Health for midday, April 9:

Total test-confirmed cases statewide: 10,566, which is 687 more than the previous day’s total of 9,879, an increase of 6.9%.

Statewide deaths: 379, an increase of 18 fatalities over the previous day’s total of 361, which is 4.9% higher than the report one day earlier.

State Covid-19 death rate: 3.59% of all confirmed cases reported

Fayette County: Confirmed infections  — 89 with 3 deaths (one fewer than reported earlier, no explanation given by DPH, though likely a reclassification of cause of death of one person)

Coweta County: Confirmed infections  — 84 with 2 deaths (No breakout of how many in hospital)

Hospitalized: 2,159 in hospital beds statewide, which is 20.43% of the total confirmed cases, compared to 1,980 in hospitals 24 hours earlier, an increase of 179 newly hospitalized patients (9% increase over the previous 24-hour period) across the state of Georgia.

Total coronavirus tests: 41,085 by private and state labs, which represents 2,298 (5.9%) more tests than the 38,787 tests in the previous 24-hour period. Note: State labs ran 2,961 tests, while commercial labs ran 38,124.

Total positive tests:  10,566 confirmations so far with all testing from both commercial and state labs, a positive confirmation rate of 25.7% 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 — 1,276 cases, 45 deaths; Clayton — 297 cases, 11 deaths; Henry — 225 cases, 3 deaths; Fayette — 89 cases, 3 deaths; Coweta — 84 cases, 2 deaths;   Spalding — 58 cases, 4 deaths.

New metric: Race of infected person

• Black — 20.62%

• White — 15.27%

• Other — 1.46%

• Unknown — 62.65% (Many previous test reports did not collect data about race or did not report race of person tested)

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

• April 9 — 179 new patients, 9% 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 — 54%

Male — 44%

Unknown — 2%

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

April 9 — 89 cases, 3 deaths (one fewer than reported earlier, no explanation given by DPH, though likely a reclassification of cause of death of one person)