February 4 Cobb COVID report: Declining cases, deaths and hospitalizations

The case rate, death rate and new hospitalizations were all down for Cobb County in today’s reports.

Numbers in this report are taken from the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Daily COVID Status Report, the published CDC County View Data Tracking Summary, and the Georgia Hospital Bed and Ventilator Utilization Report. Georgia.

Cobb County Numbers

The Georgian Ministry of Public Health displays its COVID statistics based on 14-day blocks.

New cases in Cobb in the past 14 days: 9,440

14-day case rate per 100,000 population: 1,194

Number of cases in Cobb since the start of the pandemic: 130,289

Cases per 100,000 inhabitants since the start of the pandemic: 16,480

Cobb Numbers and CDC County View Rates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gets its numbers from the Georgia Department of Public Health, but presents them in 7-day blocks rather than the 14-day blocks presented by the GDPH.

7-day metrics

Case 4,849
Case rate per 100,000 637.91
% Positivity 20.47%
Death 20
% of population aged ≥ 5 years fully vaccinated 60.5%
New hospital admissions 312

Percent change over 7 days

Case -27.94%
% Positivity -4.21%
Death -37.5%
% of population aged ≥ 5 years fully vaccinated N / A
New hospital admissions -1.27%

Statewide numbers

reported today

Confirmed cases Antigen positive cases Confirmed deaths Hospitalizations
7 101 2,189 100 204

Hospital Beds and Ventilators Report

Region N, which includes Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, and Paulding counties, has:

1,212 general hospital beds in use on 1,466 total number of beds, or 82.67%

183 Intensive care beds used out of a total of 203 total number of intensive care beds, or 90.15%.

133 ED beds in use on 303 total number of beds, or 43.89%

110 fans used out of 189 total fans, or 58.20%

25.4% of patients in Region N are classified as COVID-19 patients.

For more information on COVID in Cobb County and statewide

Cobb & Douglas Public Health publishes the case rate on its homepage, although it is not updated frequently.

Visit the Cobb & Douglas Public Health home page by following this link

A more frequently updated summary of COVID statistics for Cobb County is the CDC’s County View page for Cobb County. The numbers come from the Georgia Department of Public Health, but are displayed in a way that’s much easier to read than the GDPH’s sprawling website. From this page you can get a week’s figures on the number of new cases, the rate of cases per 100,000 population, hospitalizations, deaths and the percentage change from the previous 7-day period. . It also includes data on testing and vaccination rates.

Visit the CDC County View page for Cobb County by following this link

The Georgian Ministry of Public Health releases a daily report on the status of the pandemic every afternoon around 3 p.m. It’s a comprehensive report with detailed data and charts organized statewide and by county, which also includes age breakdowns, racial demographics, and vaccination and testing data. .

It’s not the easiest system to navigate, but it’s worth spending time learning to use if you want the latest national and local data on the status of COVID-19.

Visit the Georgia Department of Public Health Daily Status Report by following this link

To get an overview of the pressure the pandemic has placed on hospital systems in terms of emergency room visits, hospital bed capacity and ventilator use, there is a report on hospital bed utilization and fans with interactive maps. The map is organized by hospital region, and Cobb County is part of Region N.

Visit the Georgia Hospital Beds and Ventilator Report by following this link

For data on the percentage of patients in Georgia hospitals who have been admitted for COVID-19 versus all other causes, there is a Georgia Medical Facility Patient Census. It also reports numbers by state and by hospital region.

Visit the Georgia Medical Facility Patient Census by following this link