May 20 pandemic report: Fayette averaging under 2 new cases a day for May

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Here’s the Covid-19 pandemic report from the Georgia Department of Public Health for 1 p.m., May 20.

SUMMARY: As of May 20, after 24,784 new tests, DPH reported 1,013 newly confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the state of Georgia, only 3 of which were in Fayette County.

During the first 20 days in May, 37 new cases have been reported in Fayette, an average of slightly under 2 new cases per day. For comparison, during April — when the pandemic in Georgia was expected to peak — Fayette reported 132 new cases, or an average increase of under 5 new cases every day in April. The rate of increase of new cases in Fayette — and only Fayette is under consideration here — has been halved since April.

Additionally, there has not been a new hospital admission to treat the coronavirus illness since May 6. In fact, 2 of the original hospital admissions attributed to Covid-19 have been reclassified as not Covid-19 related, bringing the total hospital admissions in Fayette to 34 for the entire pandemic.

Those numbers suggest that whatever is happening in the rest of the state, Fayette has so far escaped the worst of the outbreak. And summer begins in another 31 days, a period of warm weather during which, historically, flu-like infections abate.


GA total cases — 39,647 (+1,013); GA deaths — 1,687 (+38); death rate — 4.2%

ICU admissions  — 1,617 (+33); Hospitalizations — 7,107 (+105)

Total tests — 402,940 (+24,784)

Fayette cases — 214 (3 more confirmed cases than previous day’s total of 211); Fayette deaths — 11 (no deaths since May 8)

Fayette hospitalizations — 34 (1 fewer Covid-9 admission than previously reported; no additional admissions since May 6)

Fayette death rate per 100K — 9.4


The graphs below represents a Fayette County report 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: 39,647 which is 1,013 more cases than the previous day’s total of 38,624, an increase of 2.6%. 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: 1,687, an increase of 38 fatalities over the previous day’s total of 1,649.

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  —  214 cases (3 more cases than the 211 reported on the previous day) with 11 deaths, unchanged from the previous day. Fayette’s confirmed case rate: 182.06 cases per 100,000 persons. Fayette death rate per 100,000 population: 9.4. Hospitalizations: 34, 1 fewer Covid-19 case than the previous day.

Coweta County: Confirmed infections  — 286 (same as the previous day’s 286) with 4 deaths. Coweta’s confirmed case rate: 188.16 cases per 100,000 persons. Coweta death rate per 100,000 population: 2.6. Hospitalizations: 48.

Hospitalized: 7,107 cumulative total of all Covid-19 hospitalizations statewide from the beginning of the pandemic to today, which is 17.9% of the total cumulative confirmed cases to date, compared to 7,002 cumulative total one day earlier, an increase of 105 newly hospitalized patients (increase of 1.4% 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: 1,617, which is 33 more new ICU patients than the previous day’s report of 1,584 across all reporting hospitals in Georgia.

Total coronavirus tests:  402,940 by private and state labs, which represents 24,784 (6.5%) more tests than the 378,156 tests in the previous report.

Total positive tests:  39,647 confirmations so far with all testing from both commercial and state labs, a positive confirmation rate of 9.8% of the total tests administered. The positive confirmation rate is now 1 out of 10, meaning that 9 out of every 10 tests shows no presence of coronavirus.

Covid-19 in neighboring counties

Fulton —  3,801, 174 deaths; Clayton — 1,032 cases, 38 deaths; Henry — 613, 19 deaths; Coweta — 286 cases, 4 deaths; Spalding — 250 cases, 14 deaths;  Fayette — 214 cases, 11 deaths.

Top 5 counties with most deaths: Fulton, 174; Dougherty, 139; Cobb, 135; Gwinnett, 115; DeKalb, 87.


 


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.

• May 18 — 126 newly hospitalized patients; new ICU admissions are 8, statewide.

• May 19 — 86 newly hospitalized patients; new ICU admissions are 19, statewide.

• May 20 — 105 newly hospitalized patients; new ICU admissions are 33, 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.

May 18 — 206 cumulative cases with 11 deaths, 35 hospitalizations.

May 19 — 211 cumulative cases with 11 deaths, 35 hospitalizations.

May 20 — 214 cumulative cases with 11 deaths, 34 hospitalizations.