Cobb hits record one-day increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations

coronavirus under electron microscopeCoronavirus under electron microscope (image by Felipe Esquivel Reed, licensed under CC-SA 4.0)

Over the one-day period between Thursday and Friday afternoons, Cobb County hit its highest single day increase in hospitalizations due to COVID-19 ,with 33 people hospitalized.

The State of Georgia had its record increase in total confirmed cases, with an increase of 4,813.

Cobb GIS tweeted the following this afternoon.

At this point Cobb County’s total confirmed cases stands at 9,717. There have been 1,176 hospitalizations in the county, and 282 total deaths, an increase of six deaths from yesterday.

Georgia’s totals now stand at 161,401 confirmed cases, with 16,752 hospitalizations and 3,442 deaths. Of the hospitalizations 3,119 required admission to ICUs.

The daily status report

The daily status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health is posted daily at 3 p.m.

In addition to the total confirmed cases, hospitalization and death, the report includes other information such as demographic breakdown by race/ethnicity, sex and age.

You can also download the data in CSV format at this link, so you can open it in a spreadsheet and build different views of the data yourself.

There is also a guide to understanding the data here.

The Georgia Department of Public Health describes the data collection process as follows:

The Daily Status Report is updated once daily at 3 p.m. Data are reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) from numerous labs, hospitals and providers in various ways.

Electronic Laboratory Reports (ELR) are data files transmitted to DPH that contain patient identifiers, test information and results. Individual “case” reports may also be submitted through DPH’s secure web portal, SendSS, from healthcare providers and other required reporters. These reports often contain more specific patient information. In either reporting scenario, data may be incomplete.

Data displayed on the DPH Daily Status Report reflect the information transmitted to DPH, but may not reflect all current tests or cases due to timing of testing and data reporting