Cobb confirmed COVID-19 cases at 11,436

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

The Daily Status Report from the Georgia Department of Public Health puts the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cobb County at 11,436 on August 1. The number of hospitalizations in the county since the pandemic began stands at 1,305 and there have been 298 deaths in the county from the disease.

Georgia’s confirmed cases have now reached 190,012, with hospitalizations at 18,995 and deaths at 3,825.

The CDC released a report Friday on the alarming spread of the coronavirus among children at a YMCA camp in Georgia where 260 people at the camp were infected, out of 597 tests returned.

The following table from the report gives a breakdown of the ages and other characteristics of the people from the test results.

CharacteristicNo.§No. positiveAttack rate, %
Age group, yrs
Type of attendee (dates attended camp)
Trainee (June 17–21)1342619
Staff member (June 17–27¶,**)1176656
Camper (June 21–27)34616849
Cabin size during camp†† (no. of persons/cabin)§§
Small (1–3)13538
Medium (7–13)752939
Large (16–26)37520053

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