The transmission rate of COVID among school-aged residents of Cobb County is high, and the rate per 100,000 population is increasing, according to the latest COVID School-Aged Surveillance Report from the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH).
The GDPH determines whether the rate is increasing or decreasing by comparing the first week of the 14-day period to the second week.
The case rate statewide is also high and increasing.
The report breaks down the school-aged population by preschool (0-4 years of age), kindergarten to grade 12 (5-17 years of age) and traditional college undergraduate age (18-22).
Here is a chart for Cobb County and statewide from the report released Friday May 27.
|Age category||All cases to date||14-day case count||14-day case rate per 100,000 residents||14-day rate category||14-day change|
|Age category||All cases to date||14-day case count||14-day case rate per 100,000 residents||14-day rate category|
About the GDPH School Aged COVID-19 Data Report
The documentation for the School Aged COVID-19 Data Report describes the use of the data as follows:
The data in this report can be used to assess the extent of COVID-19 transmission among preschool/daycare aged children (0-4 years), K-12 school aged children (5-17 years), and college/professional school aged adults (18-22 years) in Georgia. Click on the above tabs to see statewide and county level COVID-19 data. This report is updated weekly. Please consult additional resources to understand trends and other factors affecting your county.
For a complete list of the reports with links, follow this link.
For more information on COVID in Cobb County and statewide
The Georgia Department of Public Health publishes a weekly status report on the pandemic every Wednesday. It’s a comprehensive report with extensive data and charts arranged statewide and by county, that also includes age breakdowns, racial demographics, and data on vaccination and testing.
It isn’t the easiest system to navigate, but it’s worth spending time learning how to use if you’re interested in getting the latest statewide and local data on the state of COVID-19.
To get an overview of how much the pandemic is stressing the hospital systems in terms of ER visits, hospital bed capacity, and ventilator use, there is a Hospital Bed and Ventilator Use report with interactive maps. The map is organized by hospital region, and Cobb County is part of Region N.
To get data on what percentage of patients in Georgia hospitals were admitted for COVID-19 versus all other causes, there is a Georgia Medical Facility Patient Census. It also reports numbers by statewide and hospital region.