May 9 pandemic report: Last 10 days bring 14 new cases, 2 deaths in Fayette

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

GA total cases — 32,497; GA deaths — 1,400; death rate — 4.3%

Hospitalizations — 5,981, 95 new admissions; ICU admissions  — 1,406 (17 more than previous day)

Total tests — 235,324 (7,847 more tests administered)

Fayette cases — 194 (4 more cases than previous day); Fayette deaths — 12 (no change from previous day)

Fayette hospitalizations — 36 (no change)

Fayette case rate — 165.04

Fayette County has recorded 14 additional test-confirmed cases of the respiratory illness known as Covid-19 since the last day of April, as well as two additional deaths. Even with the large increase in testing of suspected coronavirus patients, the case increase in Fayette — now at 194 total cases since the beginning of the pandemic — has been steady but not dramatic.

That said, one pattern has begun to stand out: In Fayette County, twice as many men as women have died of the new disease. The two newest fatalities, identified by state health authorities only by age and sex, were males, ages 65 and 63. Doctors were unable to determine whether the two newest victims — reported on May 7 and May 8 — had any pre-existing or underlying medical conditions that might have predisposed them to succumb to the new virus.

The county’s first reported Covid-19 fatality on March 20 was a male, 83, with other medical conditions. Since then, 7 men and 4 women have died as a result of the pandemic illness in Fayette County.

The other significant data point is the ages of the victims: 4 are in their 60s, 5 are in their 70s and 3 are in their 80s. NO Fayette deaths have been recorded in patients younger than 63. The other significant data point is that 8 of the 12 victims have had comorbidities, a medical term that means that before they were infected by the coronavirus, they already had ongoing, underlying medical conditions.

The other data point is the local death rate. So far, out of 194 diagnosed Covid-19 cases in the county, 12 have died, a Fayette death rate of 6.1%. But for perspective, that is the death rate for test-confirmed coronavirus cases. How many other Fayette people had or have the virus is unknown, and may never be known.

 

Below is a DPH chart of Covid-19-related deaths that have occurred in Fayette County since the start of the pandemic. It lists from left to right the age of the victim, the sex, the county, and yes or no or unknown as to whether the victim had an underlying medical condition:

Total test-confirmed cases statewide: 32,497, which is 775 more than the previous day’s total of 31,722, an increase of 2.4%. Currently, all of Georgia’s 159 counties are now reporting coronavirus cases. For perspective, more testing results in more cases being reported, which does not necessarily indicate whether a pandemic is increasing or decreasing in intensity.

Statewide deaths: 1,400, an increase of 11 fatalities over the previous day’s total of 1,389. (Note: Weekend reporting has shown some lag in the past with fewer reported numbers compared to weekday reports, whereas early week reports show some catch-up of lagging reports.)

State Covid-19 death rate: 4.3% of all confirmed cases reported, slightly over 4 deaths for every 100 test-confirmed cases. The death rate has been inching upwards in recent days, measured in tenths of a percentage point.

Fayette County: Confirmed infections  —  194 cases (4 more confirmed cases than the previous day’s 190) with 12 deaths, unchanged from the previous day. Fayette’s confirmed case rate: 165.04 cases per 100,000 persons. Hospitalizations: 36, same as the previous day.

Coweta County: Confirmed infections  — 261 (4 more than previous day’s 257) with 4 deaths. Coweta’s confirmed case rate: 171.71 cases per 100,000 persons. Hospitalizations: 41, same as the previous day.

Hospitalized: 5,981 cumulative total of all Covid-19 hospitalizations statewide from the beginning of the pandemic to today, which is 18.4% of the total cumulative confirmed cases to date, compared to 5,886 cumulative total one day earlier, an increase of 95 newly hospitalized patients (increase of 1.6% 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. The upshot is that we know how many people have been hospitalized since the pandemic began, but we know nothing from these figures about how many hospital beds are being occupied today. Thus, we don’t know from DPH public reporting how many empty beds are available for new patients, a critically important metric.

Total coronavirus tests:  235,324 by private and state labs, which represents 7,847 (3%) more tests than the 227,477 tests in the previous report.

Total positive tests:  32,497 confirmations so far with all testing from both commercial and state labs, a positive confirmation rate of 13.8% of the total tests administered, showing a continuing downward trend in the rate. The positive confirmation rate is closer to 1 out of 7, meaning that 6 out of every 7 tests shows no presence of coronavirus.

Covid-19 in neighboring counties

Fulton —  3,375 cases, 144 deaths; Clayton — 896 cases, 34 deaths; Henry — 589, 14 deaths; Coweta — 261 cases, 4 deaths; Spalding — 232 cases, 11 deaths;  Fayette — 194 cases, 12 deaths.

Top 5 counties with most deaths: Fulton, 144; Dougherty, 126; Cobb, 114; Gwinnett, 87; DeKalb, 69.

 


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.

• April 29 — 170 new patients, 3.5% increase over previous 24-hour period.

• April 30 — 162 new patients, 3.2% increase over the previous 24-hour period.

• May 1 — 108 new patients, 2.1% increase over the previous 24-hour period.

• May 2 — 122 new patients, 2.3% increase over the previous 24-hour period.

• May 3 — 53 new patients, 0.9% increase over the previous 24-hour period.

• May 4 —  36 newly hospitalized patients, increase of 0.6% over the previous day.

• May 5 —  145 newly hospitalized patients, increase of 2.6% over the previous day.

• May 6 —  135 newly hospitalized patients, increase of 2.4% over the previous day.

• May 7 —  86 newly hospitalized patients, increase of 1.5% over the previous day.

• May 8 —  91 newly hospitalized patients, increase of 1.5% over the previous day.

• May 9 —  95 newly hospitalized patients, increase of 1.6% over the previous day.


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; 29 hospitalizations.

April 29 — 171 cumulative cases with 9 deaths; 32 hospitalizations.

April 30 — 180 cumulative cases with 10 deaths; 33 hospitalizations.

May 1 — 177 (DPH revised number) cumulative cases with 10 deaths, 33 hospitalizations

May 2 — 180 cumulative cases with 10 deaths, 35 hospitalizations

May 3 — 182 cumulative cases with 10 deaths, 35 hospitalizations

May 4 — 188 cumulative cases with 10 deaths, 35 hospitalizations

May 5 — 185 cumulative cases (unexplained decline) with 10 deaths, 35 hospitalizations

May 6 — 194 cumulative cases with 10 deaths, 36 hospitalizations

May 7 — 188 cumulative cases (unexplained decline) with 11 deaths, 36 hospitalizations.

May 8 — 190 cumulative cases with 12 deaths, 36 hospitalizations.

May 9 — 194 cumulative cases with 12 deaths, 36 hospitalizations.