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Cobb County’s new numbers of coronavirus cases are continuing a downward trend. Deaths in the county, however, are not, and Tuesday, the county reported the second highest number of new COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.

Last week, Cobb County reported 1,252 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, down from the previous week’s 1,665 and showing a steady decline since the beginning of the year, according to data from the state Department of Public Health.

But COVID-19 related deaths were slightly up last week at 43, compared to 32 the week before. And Tuesday, Cobb had 14 new deaths reported. The highest single-day death toll in Cobb was Jan. 20, when there were 16.

Here’s a look at Cobb County and state coronavirus numbers reported Tuesday, 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 Tuesday

Category 02/16/21 Change
Cases 53,790 +124
Hospitalizations 2,661 +5
Deaths 790 +14

Georgia's COVID-19 Numbers for Tuesday

Category 02/16/21 Change
Cases 794,349 +1,872
Hospitalizations 53,658 +255
Deaths 14,176 +180

A Cobb-Douglas Public Health report, including data on how the coronavirus is affecting different ZIP codes, genders and ages, is available at

For the Georgia DPH’s full report, visit

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

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