Infection Map May 18

This map is published online by Cobb and Douglas Public Health.

Cobb County has had 2,418 cases of the new coronavirus as of Monday afternoon, according to the most recent report from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

A total of 133 county residents have died from the virus to date, per the report.

Monday’s report includes 11 more Cobb County cases than were reported Saturday evening and one new death.

Cobb remains fourth among Georgia counties in terms of the number of cumulative confirmed cases, behind Fulton with 3,761, DeKalb with 2,819 and Gwinnett with 2,621. Only Fulton and Dougherty counties have had more residents die from the virus, with 170 and 135 deaths, respectively.

Statewide, the number of cases is now 38,081 with 1,642 deaths. All 159 counties in the state have reported at least one case of the virus.

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,467,065 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the United States, and 88,709 people have died from the virus nationwide. The national death rate based on these figures is 6%.

A reported 6,916 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized statewide, including 585 in Cobb, per the state’s latest report. That equates to almost a quarter, or 24.1% of all Cobb's confirmed cases involving hospitalization.

In Cobb, a county of more than 760,000 residents, the ratio of cases is roughly 305 for every 100,000 people, per state data.

Approximately 5.5% of Cobb Countians who tested positive for the virus have died. Statewide, the COVID-19 death rate is about 4.3%.

The state reports there have been 364,289 people tested for COVID-19 in Georgia, which is about 3.4% 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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