April 26 pandemic report: 3 new cases in past 24 hours in Fayette, 21 new cases in past 7 days

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Fayette reports 161 total cases; Georgia has cumulative total of 23,401 cases; 8 more fatalities for 912 total deaths, 3.9% death rate; 33 new hospital patients — 

Here’s the Covid-19 pandemic report from the Georgia Department of Public Health for midday, April 26.

Total test-confirmed cases statewide: 23,401, which is 706 more than the previous day’s total of 22,695, an increase of 3.1%. Only 2 of Georgia’s 159 counties are not reporting any coronavirus cases: Glascock and Taliaferro.

Statewide deaths: 912, an increase of 8 fatalities over the previous day’s total of 904, which is 0.01% (one-tenth 0f 1 percent) higher than the report one day earlier. (Note: Weekend reporting has shown some lag in the past with fewer reported numbers compared to weekday reports.)

State Covid-19 death rate: 3.9% of all confirmed cases reported, slightly under 4 deaths for every 100 test-confirmed cases.

Fayette County: Confirmed infections  —  161 cases (3 more than the previous day’s 158 or 1.8%) with 8 deaths (3 deaths reported on April 20) (no breakout of how many in hospital). For comparison, Fayette’s highest one-day increase in cases was 12 added cases on March 31. Deaths (sex, age, whether there was underlying medical condition): Male, 76, yes; female, 77, yes;  female, 85, unknown; male, 79, yes; female, 64, yes; male, 73, yes; male, 73, yes; male, 83, yes. The lone victim under age 73 was a 64-year-old woman with a pre-existing medical condition. Fayette’s confirmed case rate: 141.9 cases per 100,000 persons. #31 in DPH ranking of most coronavirus cases.

Coweta County: Confirmed infections  — 188 (1 more than previous day’s 187) with 4 deaths. Coweta’s confirmed case rate: 125.6 cases per 100,000 persons. #25 in DPH ranking of most coronavirus cases.

Hospitalized: 4,359 cumulative total of all Covid-19 hospitalizations statewide from the beginning of the pandemic to today, which is 18.63% of the total cumulative confirmed cases to date, compared to 4,326 cumulative total one day earlier, an increase of 33 newly hospitalized patients (increase of 0.01% over the previous day) across the state of Georgia. No breakdown by county provided and no report of how many patients admitted on previous days that are actually still being treated in hospitals today.

Total coronavirus tests:  122,604 by private and state labs, which represents 3,590 (3%) more tests than the 119,014 tests in the previous day. Note: State labs ran 8,898 tests, while commercial labs ran 113,706.

Total positive tests:  23,401 confirmations so far with all testing from both commercial and state labs, a positive confirmation rate of 19% of the total tests administered. Roughly 1 out of every 5 tests administered comes back with a positive reading on the presence of coronavirus, meaning 4 out of 5 persons tested had no sign of the coronavirus.

Covid-19 in neighboring counties

Fulton —  2,542, 92 deaths; Clayton — 641 cases, 21 deaths; Henry — 450 cases, 10 deaths; Spalding — 189 cases, 8 deaths; Coweta — 188 cases, 4 deaths; Fayette — 161 cases, 8 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

• April 9 — 179 new patients, 9% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 10 — 192 new patients, 8.8% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 11 — 128 new patients, 5.4% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 12 — 26 new patients, 1% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 13 — 81 new patients, 3.29% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 14 — 183 new patients, 7% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 15 — 153 new patients, 5.5% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 16 — 118 new patients, 4% increase over previous day’s report

• April 17 — 284 new patients, 9.3% increase over previous day’s report

• April 18 — 96 new patients, 2.8% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 19 — 44 new patients, 1.2% increase over previous 24-hour period.

• April 20 — 86 new patients, 2.4% increase over previous 24-hour period.

• April 21 — 229 new patients, 6.4% increase over previous 24-hour period.

• April 22 — 180 new patients, 4.7% increase over previous 24-hour period

• April 23 — 110 new patients, 2.7% increase over previous 24-hour period.

• April 24 — 152 new patients, 3.7% increase over previous 24-hour period.

• April 25 — 105 new patients, 2.4% increase over previous 24-hour period.

• April 26 — 33 new patients, 0.01% (one-tenth of 1 percent)


Confirmed cases by age group: Age 0-17 — 2% (first percentage increase since pandemic began); age 18-59 — 62%; age 60+ — 34%; age unknown — 2%

Confirmed cases by sex: Female — 54%;  male — 44%; unknown — 2%


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

March 9 — 1 case, no deaths

March 13 — 5 cumulative cases, no deaths

March 17 — 5 cumulative cases, no deaths

March 19 — 9 cumulative cases, no deaths

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

March 22 — 9 cumulative cases, 1 death

March 23 — 10 cumulative cases, 1 death

March 24 — 12 cumulative cases, 1 death.

March 25 — 12 cumulative cases, 1 death

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

March 27 — 19 cumulative cases, 2 deaths

March 28 — 25 cumulative cases, 2 deaths

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

March 30 — 32 cumulative cases, 3 deaths

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

April 1 — 48 cumulative cases, 4 deaths

April 2 — 52 cumulative cases, 4 deaths

April 3 — 58 cumulative cases, 4 deaths

April 4 — 62 cumulative cases, 4 deaths

April 5 — 67 cumulative cases, 4 deaths

April 6 — 74 cumulative cases, 4 deaths

April 7 — 79 cumulative cases, 4 deaths

April 8 — 85 cumulative cases, 4 deaths

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

April 10 — 92 cumulative cases, 4 deaths (subtraction yesterday and addition today unexplained by DPH)

April 11 — 94 cumulative cases (#26 in state), 4 deaths

April 12 — 99 cumulative cases (#26 in state), 4 deaths

April 13 —105 cumulative cases (#26 in state), 5 deaths

April 14 — 112 cumulative cases, (#27 in state), 5 deaths

April 15 — 120 cumulative cases (#26 in state), 5 deaths

April 16 — 123 cumulative cases (#26 in state), 5 deaths

April 17 — 133 cumulative cases (#27 in state), 5 deaths

April 18 — 135 cumulative cases (#27 in state) with 5 deaths

April 19 — 139 cumulative cases (#27 in state) with 5 deaths

April 20— 140 cumulative cases (#27 in state) with 5 deaths

April 21 — 144 cumulative cases (#28 in state) with 8 deaths

April 22 — 145 cumulative cases (#28 in state) with 8 deaths

April 23 — 152 cumulative cases (#29 in state) with 8 deaths.

April 24 — 156 cumulative cases (#29 in state) with 8 deaths.

April 25 — 158 cumulative cases (#29 in state) with 8 deaths

April 26 — 161 cumulative cases (#31 in state) with 8 deaths