The Georgia Department of Public Health reports on the COVID numbers for the state weekly. These numbers are from the report issued on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.
The numbers in the lists and tables below were taken from the Georgia Department of Public Health COVID Daily Status Report, and from the Georgia Hospital Bed and Ventilator use report.
Cobb County numbers
The Georgia Department of Public Health displays its COVID statistics based on 14-day blocks.
New cases in Cobb over the past 14 days: 1,339
14-day case rate per 100,000 of population: 169
Number of Cases in Cobb since the pandemic began: 166,934
Cases per 100,000 of population since the pandemic began: 21,115
Reported since last update:
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Hospital bed and ventilator report
Region N which includes Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas and Paulding counties, has:
1,296general inpatientbeds in use out of 1,517 total beds, or 85.43%
158 ICU beds in use out of a total of 168 total ICU beds, or 94.05%.
268 ED beds in use out of 310 total beds, or 86.45%
87 ventilators in use out of 198 total ventilators, or 43.94%
14.1% of patients in Region N are classified as COVID-19 patients.
For more information on COVID in Cobb County and statewide
EDITOR’S NOTE: The CDC tracker is now publishing at a one-week lag. It’s still useful to view the way the CDC handles county statistics, but we’ve removed it from our weekly summary at the Courier.
A useful source of statistics on COVID for Cobb County is the CDC’s County View page for Cobb County. The numbers come from the Georgia Department of Public Health but are displayed in a much easier-to-read way than the sprawling GDPH website. From this page you can get the one-week figures on the number of new cases, case rate per 100,000 of population, hospitalizations, deaths, and the percentage change from the previously reported 7-day period. It also includes data on testing and vaccination rates.
Visit the CDC County View page for Cobb County by following this link
The Georgia Department of Public Health publishes a weekly status report on the pandemic. 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.
Visit the Georgia Department of Public Health COVID Status Report by following this link
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.
Visit the Georgia Hospital Beds and Ventilator Report by following this link
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.
Visit the Georgia Medical Facility Patient Census by following this link