COVID-19 cases in Cobb top 10,000

coronavirus under electron microscope in article about COVID-19 tests Cobb DouglasCoronavirus under electron microscope (image by Felipe Esquivel Reed, licensed under CC-SA 4.0)

After posting a single-day record for hospitalizations between Thursday and Friday, Cobb County hit another milestone this afternoon, as the Georgia Department of Public Health reported on it’s Daily Status Report that the county has reported 10,009 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

In addition to the 10,009 confirmed cases the hospitalizations in the county rose to 1,193 and the total deaths to 287. The deaths per 100,000 in Cobb County now stands at 36.3, far from the worst per capita death rate among Georgia counties, but climbing nonetheless.

Statewide the confirmed cases stand at 165,188, the hospitalizations at 17,029, ICU admissions at 3,158 and deaths at 3,495.

Yesterday the Cobb County Government tweeted the following about stresses on area hospitals.

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

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