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A chart from the Georgia Department of Public Health shows COVID-19 cases in Cobb County over time, by date reported.

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Here’s a look at Cobb County and state coronavirus numbers reported Thursday, and how they compare to the day before. All information comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Cobb County’s COVID-19 Numbers for Thursday

Category 9/17 Change
Cases 18,839 +120
Hospitalizations 1,693 +6
Deaths 416 +1

Georgia’s COVID-19 Numbers for Thursday

Category 9/17 Change
Cases 300,903 +1,901
Hospitalizations 27,054 +170
Deaths 6,474 +56

Cobb County's COVID-19 cases have declined since August, and reports indicate new cases are dramatically down from the county's seven-day average peak Aug. 8, which was 259.3, state data shows. But these new case numbers, with the seven-day moving average for September ranging from the 90s to low 100s, are still significantly higher than those in June, when the county was seeing averages of about 30-50 new cases a day.

A Cobb-Douglas Public Health report, including data on how the coronavirus is affecting different ZIP codes, genders and ages, is available at reports.mysidewalk.com/17554e75c1#c-452027.

For the Georgia DPH’s full report, visit dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.

National data can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at cdc.gov.


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