The Covid-19 death toll in Fayette has risen to 106 since the start of the pandemic nearly a year ago, with three new fatalities reported Feb. 3 by the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Fayette now has tallied 5,237 confirmed Covid infections since March 2020 with 35 new cases added Feb. 3, the DPH report said. The state death total went up 135 in the Wednesday report to a total of 12,907 fatalities.
After adding 522 new cases in the past two weeks, Fayette’s 2-week rate of positive case confirmation is now at 9.9%, compared to the state rate of 13.6%.
Georgia’s case total rose 3,816 in the Feb. 3 report to a new total of 759,228.
At the same time, the number of Covid patients being treated in the state’s hospitals went below 4,000 for the first time since the day after Christmas. The chart above shows 3,910 hospitalized Covid patients across the state, a tally that last was in that range with 3,893 hospitalizations Dec. 26, before the disease peaked in January. That peak was reached in hospitals Jan. 13 with 5,717 patients being treated for Covid.
The most recent fatalities are an 88-year-old white male, a 73-year-old white female, and a 74-year-old white female. All had no other underlying medical conditions.
Below is the most recent chart of the 106 Fayette victims of the Covid infection:
The chart begins with the age of the victim, then the ethnicity, the race, the sex, the county of residence and whether the victim had other underlying medical conditions: