Fayette’s 2-week new case rate edges up to 10%

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After several days of improving 2-week positive test rates, Fayette slid back above the 10% 2-week rate, according to the Georgia Department of Health. That translates into 1 person out of every 10 tested turns out to have a confirmed case of Covid.

Fayette added 47 new cases Feb. 4 to bring its pandemic total to 5,284, including 518 cases during the past 2 weeks, DPH reported.

Fayette rose to a 10.0% 2-week rate after being in the 9% range for several days. That compares to a rate of 11.3% in neighboring Coweta County and 13.2% across the state.

Statewide, 3,816 new cases brought the total to 763,077. The state reported 141 new fatalities to bring that total to 13,048.

Fayette has 106 Covid-related fatalities. The most recent — reported Feb. 3 — were as follows: two white women, ages 73 and 74, as well as a white male, age 88. None had any underlying medical conditions, DPH said.

The graph of the number of Covid patients admitted to hospitals across the state shows a continuing downturn. Source/GA Covid-19 Status Dashboard.
The graph of the number of Covid patients admitted to hospitals across the state shows a continuing downturn. Source/GA Covid-19 Status Dashboard.