Fayette adds 3 fatalities, 46 new cases to virus toll Thursday

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With Fayette nudging past the 10% 2-week new case mark for the third time this month, the new Covid cases went up 46 on Feb. 11.

That’s 442 new cases in the month of February, an average of about 40 new cases a day, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

At the same time, Fayette’s death rate has hit 2%, meaning that of every 50 persons diagnosed as a confirmed Covid case, 1 had fatal consequences, according to the statistics.

The county death toll rose by 3 on Thursday, bringing it to 112. So far in February, 9 deaths have been attributed to Covid infections.

The most recent victims are one white female, age 70, with no underlying medical condition; a 63-year-old white male with an underlying medical condition; and a white male, 77, with no other medical problems.

As of Feb. 11, 207 Covid sufferers have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic.

Fayette’s 2-week test rate is 10.2% positive, and 8.4% overall since last March.

State numbers:

Statewide 2-week test rate: 11%; 11.3% overall.

• 3,327 new cases for total of 783,821.

• 73 new  fatalities reported for total of 13,672. The state death rate is 1.74%.

• 310 new hospitalizations for a pandemic total of 52,853.

Chart below shows Fayette Covid cases over time, with the yellow line showing the 7-day moving average:

Chart below shows statewide Covid cases over time, with the yellow line showing the 7-day moving average:

Chart below shows ICU beds usage over time statewide: