The Georgia Department of Public Health reported an astonishing case rate of 1,434 per 100,000 over a 14-day period among Cobb County’s school aged children, a 56 percent increase since last week.
In addition to the weekly numbers from the Cobb County School District, the Georgia Department of Public Health posts weekly updates on school-aged residents who test positive for COVID-19.
The GDPH breaks the date down by age range instead of by school.
This latest report was released on September 2, and while the 0-4 preschool age group showed a decline in cases over a one-week persion, the age group that includes elementary, middle, and high school students jumped from 918 last week to 1434 this week, for a 56 percent increase in case rate.
Statewide story in two charts
Meanwhile on a statewide level two charts indicate just how bad the numbers are moving as the school year has barely begun.