May 17 pandemic report: Statewide, tests increasing, new ICU cases and deaths decline

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Here’s the Covid-19 pandemic report from the Georgia Department of Public Health for 1 p.m., May 17.

SUMMARY: Only 3 Covid-19 patients were admitted to intensive care units across the state of Georgia since yesterday’s report, according to the DPH. The number of deaths reported statewide as a result of the coronavirus illness since the Saturday report is 14. At the same time, DPH reported a record amount of Covid-19 tests administered: 30,106 to bring the total number of tests given so far to Georgians to 351,175. One caveat: Reports slow down on the weekend and jump on Mondays.

Fayette reported no more fatalities and no new hospitalizations since yesterday and only one new case.


GA total cases — 37,642 (+495); GA deaths — 1,606 (+14); death rate — 4.2%

ICU admissions  — 1,557 (+3); Hospitalizations — 6,790 (+55);

Total tests — 351,175 (+30,106)

Fayette cases — 207 (1 more than previous day); Fayette deaths — 11 (no deaths since May 8)

Fayette hospitalizations — 35 (no additional admissions since May 6)

Fayette death rate per 100K — 9.4


The graphs below represents a Fayette County close-up of cases over time in the first graph, and Fayette deaths over time just below that.

 


Graphs below show statewide cases over time and Covid-19 deaths over time. According to DPH, the Covid-19 cases over time “is meant to aid understanding whether the outbreak is growing, leveling off, or declining and can help to guide the Covid-19 response.”


Below is a DPH chart of Covid-19-related deaths that have occurred in Fayette County since the start of the pandemic. The chart now lists a total of 11 deaths, the result of the DPH as of May 14 reclassifying the death of an 89-year-old male with pre-existing medical conditions as not related to Covid-19. That victim was removed from the list of Covid-19 deaths May 15. The chart 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: 37,642 which is 495 more than the previous day’s total of 37,147, an increase of 1.3%. 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: 1,606, an increase of 14 fatalities over the previous day’s total of 1,592.

State Covid-19 death rate: 4.2% of all confirmed cases reported, slightly over 4 deaths for every 100 test-confirmed cases.

Fayette County: Confirmed infections  —  207 cases (1 more than 206 on the previous day) with 11 deaths, unchanged from the previous day. Fayette’s confirmed case rate: 176.1 cases per 100,000 persons. Fayette death rate per 100,000 population: 9.4. Hospitalizations: 35, same as the previous day.

Coweta County: Confirmed infections  — 284 (same as previous day’s 284) with 4 deaths. Coweta’s confirmed case rate: 186.84 cases per 100,000 persons. Coweta death rate per 100,000 population: 2.6. Hospitalizations: 48, 1 additional patient.

Hospitalized: 6,790 cumulative total of all Covid-19 hospitalizations statewide from the beginning of the pandemic to today, which is 18% of the total cumulative confirmed cases to date, compared to 6,735 cumulative total one day earlier, an increase of 55 newly hospitalized patients (increase of less than one-tenth of 1% 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.

Intensive care unit admissions: 1,557, which is 3 more new ICU patients than the previous day’s report of 1,554 across all reporting hospitals in Georgia.

Total coronavirus tests: 351,175 by private and state labs, which represents 30,175 (9.3%) more tests than the 321,069 tests in the previous report.

Total positive tests:  37,642 confirmations so far with all testing from both commercial and state labs, a positive confirmation rate of 10.7% of the total tests administered. The positive confirmation rate is now under 1 out of 9, meaning that more than 8 out of every 9 tests shows no presence of coronavirus.

Covid-19 in neighboring counties

Fulton —  3,761 165 deaths; Clayton — 1,008 cases, 38 deaths; Henry — 630, 18 deaths; Coweta — 284 cases, 4 deaths; Spalding — 239 cases, 15 deaths;  Fayette — 207 cases, 11 deaths.

Top 5 counties with most deaths: Fulton, 165; Dougherty, 134; Cobb, 132; Gwinnett, 102; DeKalb, 82.


 


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.

• May 10 —  13 newly hospitalized patients, increase of under 1% over the previous day.

• May 11 —  21 newly hospitalized patients, increase of less than 1% over the previous day.

• May 12 —  115 newly hospitalized patients, increase of 1.9% over the previous day.

• May 13 —  98 newly hospitalized patients, increase of 1.5% over the previous day.

• May 14 — 117 newly hospitalized patients, increase of 1.8% over the previous day.

• May 15 — 93 newly hospitalized patients, increase of 1.4% over the previous day.

• May 16 — 297 newly hospitalized patients; new ICU admissions are 20, statewide.

• May 17 — 55 newly hospitalized patients; new ICU admissions are 3, statewide.


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.

May 10 — 199 cumulative cases with 12 deaths, 36 hospitalizations.

May 11 — 200 cumulative cases with 12 deaths, 36 hospitalizations.

May 12 — 201 cumulative cases with 12 deaths, 36 hospitalizations.

May 13 — 202 cumulative cases with 12 deaths, 36 hospitalizations.

May 14 — 201 cumulative cases with 11 deaths, 35 hospitalizations (unexplained subtraction of 1 case, 1 death and 1 hospitalization from county totals).

May 15 — 205 cumulative cases with 11 deaths, 35 hospitalizations.

May 16 — 206 cumulative cases with 11 deaths, 35 hospitalizations.

May 17 — 207 cumulative cases with 11 deaths, 35 hospitalizations.