April 28 Covid-19 report: Georgia fatalities rise to 1,020, Fayette records 1 new death

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Georgia has cumulative total of 24,551 cases with 1,020 deaths, a 4.1% death rate; hospitalizations have risen to 4,778, an increase of 345 new patients across the state — 

In an expanded daily status update, the Georgia Department of Public Health reported April 28 that 29 Fayette residents have been hospitalized for the coronavirus illness out of a cumulative total of 170 cases among county residents since the pandemic began in March. Nine residents have died of the respiratory illness, with an additional fatality reported April 28.

Another newly reported metric is the total number of admissions to intensive care units in the state’s hospitals since Covid-19 reporting began. Out of the 4,778 cumulative total hospitalizations since the pandemic began in Georgia, 1,082 went into ICU treatment, DPH reported.

DPH said a total of 127,169 tests have been administered, while acknowledging that individual patients may have been tested multiple times.

Here’s the Covid-19 pandemic report from the Georgia Department of Public Health for April 28.

Total test-confirmed cases statewide: 24,551, which is 778 more than the previous day’s total of 23,773, an increase of 3.2%. Only 2 of Georgia’s 159 counties are not reporting any coronavirus cases: Glascock and Taliaferro.

Statewide deaths: 1,020, an increase of 78 fatalities over the previous day’s total of 942, which is 8.2% 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: 4.1% of all confirmed cases reported, slightly over 4 deaths for every 100 test-confirmed cases.

Fayette County: Confirmed infections  —  170 cases (5 more than the previous day’s 165 or 3%) with 9 deaths (1 additional fatality reported April 28). Fayette’s confirmed case rate: 144.63 cases per 100,000 persons. Hospitalizations: 29.

Coweta County: Confirmed infections  — 190 (2 more than previous day’s 188) with 4 deaths. Coweta’s confirmed case rate: 125.0 cases per 100,000 persons. Hospitalizations: 33.

Hospitalized: 4,778 cumulative total of all Covid-19 hospitalizations statewide from the beginning of the pandemic to today, which is 19.4% of the total cumulative confirmed cases to date, compared to 4,433 cumulative total one day earlier, an increase of 345 newly hospitalized patients (increase of 7.7% over the previous day) across the state of Georgia. The data  do not indicate how many patients that were admitted on previous days are actually still being treated in hospitals today.

Total coronavirus tests:  127,169 by private and state labs, which represents 4,565 (3.7%) more tests than the 122,604 tests in the previous day.

Total positive tests:  24,551 confirmations so far with all testing from both commercial and state labs, a positive confirmation rate of 19.3% 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 —  2,707 cases, 106 deaths; Clayton — 661 cases, 24 deaths; Henry — 478 cases, 11 deaths; Spalding — 198 cases, 7 deaths; Coweta — 190 cases, 4 deaths; Fayette — 170 cases, 9 deaths.

Top 5 counties with most deaths: Dougherty, 121; Fulton, 108; Cobb, 96; Gwinnett, 57; DeKalb, 49.


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) increase over previous 24-hour period.

• April 27 — 74 new patients, 1.6% increase over previous 24-hour period.

• April 28 — 345 new patients, 7.7% increase over previous 24-hour period.


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

April 27 — 165 cumulative cases (#30 in state) with 8 deaths.

April 28 — 170 cumulative cases with 9 deaths.

1 COMMENT

  1. Thanks Cal for these updated and expanded numbers from the GA-DPH. The data of new COVID-19 hospitalizations (by day) for the state is a key tracking measurement I believe. They are of course the positive tested patients that are really sick and cannot manage at home any longer.

    If those numbers were plotted on a graph or just put into a calendar type form, you could easily see that the highest number hospitalizations were the week of April 5th. That number dramatically doubled from the previous week’s total of 622. However since then, and for the last two weeks, the number of hospitalizations in the state has averaged 923 cases per week.

    I guess you can say that the good news here is that the numbers may have peaked, that were in a plateau period, but unfortunately there’s no indication that the numbers are dropping either. The 345 new patients that you and the DPH reported today is the second highest daily total to date for the state. [Wishing a speedy recovery to all those affected.]