Infections Map May 22

Georgia cases of the new coronavirus, by county, as of May 22.

Cobb County has had 2,655 cases of the new coronavirus as of Friday evening, according to the most recent report from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

That’s a jump of 30 cases since Thursday evening’s report.

A total of 141 county residents have died from the virus to date, per Friday night’s data, three more than the 7 p.m. report a day ago.

According to the state, Cobb remains fourth among Georgia counties in terms of the number of cumulative confirmed cases, behind Fulton with 3,931, DeKalb with 3,080 and Gwinnett with 2,961. Only Fulton County has had more residents die from the virus, with 196 deaths.

Statewide, the number of cases is now 41,482, with 1,808 deaths, making Georgia’s death rate from the virus about 4.4%.

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,571,617 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the United States, and 94,150 people have died from the virus nationwide. The national death rate based on these figures is about 6%.

A reported 7,376 COVID-19 patients (17.8%) have been hospitalized statewide, including 623 in Cobb, per the state’s latest report. That is about 23.5% of all Cobb’s confirmed cases involving hospitalization.

In Cobb, a county of more than 760,000 residents, the ratio of cases is roughly 336 for every 100,000 people, per state data.

Approximately 5.3% of Cobb Countians who tested positive for the virus have died.

The state reports there have been 427,249 people tested for COVID-19 in Georgia, which is about 4% of the state’s population of just over 10.6 million.

The Georgia DPH does not report how many people have recovered from the virus.

The Georgia DPH updates its COVID-19 status reports three times a day: 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. For the full report, visit dph.ga.gov.

For the full CDC report, visit cdc.gov.

For a look at how the coronavirus is affecting Cobb and Douglas counties, visit reports.mysidewalk.com/17554e75c1#c-452027.

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