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The Cobb County School District is touting a 44% decrease in COVID-19 cases since the week of Aug. 27, when weekly cases peaked. Cobb schools had 576 new COVID-19 cases this week, bringing the total for the school year to 4,978 cases.

Among the district’s 114 schools, 90% have reported declines in cases.

“For those schools which have not yet seen drops, we expect similar declines as COVID-19 spread also declines in those areas of the Cobb community,” the district announced.

The past week saw the second lowest number of new cases since the school year began. The district has had the following new case counts in each week of this school year:

♦ Week 1: 253

♦ Week 2: 569

♦ Week 3: 942

♦ Week 4: 1,033

♦ Week 5: 947

♦ Week 6: 658

♦ Week 7: 576

Elementary schools where cases have not declined over the past month are Acworth Intermediate, Big Shanty Intermediate, Eastvalley, Fair Oaks, Keheley, Kennesaw Primary, LaBelle, Teasley and Timber Ridge.

Middle schools where cases have not declined over the past month are Dickerson and Hightower Trail.

All high schools have seen decreases.

COVID-19 cases among children have dropped statewide — the district noted there was a 48% drop in cases statewide over the past four weeks among people under 18.

Only six of the district’s 66 elementary schools have 10 or more active cases. The highest is Addison, with 13.

The largest COVID-19 outbreak in the district right now is at Dickerson Middle, which has 38 active cases. Every other middle school has fewer than 10 active cases.

Of the high schools, seven out of 17 have 10 or more active cases. The highest is Harrison, with 18 active cases.

Despite pledging to publish a COVID-19 case update every Friday, Marietta City Schools had not done so as of 6 p.m. Friday.

County seeing decline in cases, deathsPer the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cobb has seen a 15.6% decline in COVID-19 cases over the past week and a 9.5% decline in COVID-19 deaths over the past week. Hospitalizations have not declined as much, only ticking down 1.9% over the past week.

Over the past two weeks, Cobb has seen 697 cases per 100,000 people, per Cobb-Douglas Public Health. That is a decline from last Friday, when the number was 799 cases per 100,000, but still high. Anything over 100 cases per 100,000 people is considered high community transmission.

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

Category 09/17/21 Change
Cases78,879Hospitalizations3,850Deaths1,135 +324+4+4

Georgia’s COVID-19 Numbers for Friday

Category 09/17/21 Change
Cases1,181,648Hospitalizations77,560Deaths21,235 +3,992+193+92

As of Friday, Marietta-based Wellstar Health System had 627 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, 88% of them unvaccinated. The system had 159 COVID-19 patients in Intensive Care Units, 93% of them unvaccinated, and 132 COVID-19 patients on a ventilator, 91% of them unvaccinated.

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

For a full Cobb County Schools report, visit

For a full Marietta City Schools report, visit

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



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(4) comments

Howard Peterson

Can ANYONE imagine where this country would be without Operation Warp Speed? Hospitals across the nation are filled to capacity and beyond with Covid patients of which approximately 90% are unvaccinated. Without a vaccine, this country would have had to rely on the biden administration to set up & staff emergency hospitals in convention centers or large auditoriums across the country. Would you or any of your family members like to have been a patient at one of these centers when current hospitals are understaffed the way it is. I cannot see the biden administration making any of this happen successfully! This country would be experiencing a disaster of which I cannot even think of or describe without the benefits of Operation Warp Speed and having vaccines available with a little over 50% of the population being vaccinated. Put the vaccinated 50% in the hospital & just THINK about what would be happening........Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, you owe Donald Trump a HUGE THANK YOU FOR OPERATION WARP SPEED!!

Ann DG

Agreed. Biden criticized Trump and claimed it never would have been out of control under his rule, yet it has been out of control. Funny how the border situation has been dead silent as well, yet it is worse than when Trump was in office. We just choose to ignore it in the media because they are all democrats. Lie to the public and it doesn't exist. Out of the billions of people in the U.S., this is all we could come up with for the president? Someone who did nothing in 47 years in congress and barely know where he is at any given point? I don't want Trump back either though.

Howard Peterson

Hi Ann! I agree. I'm not a huge Trump fan either but he did run this country as a businessman and NOT a politician!! He has some drawbacks and age is 1 of them along with the simple hatred of him by the Democrats. If Trump gets the nod from the Republicans to be the next POTUS then he will certainly get my vote. The Democrat bull pen is empty and they simply don't have anybody, much less an honest person, to run for POTUS. The handling of the Southern border, Afghanistan disaster, new taxes & all the pork in the infrastructure bill will doom the Democrats and all the members of Congress who would vote for this debacle. There should only be a few Democrats left in Washington DC after the 2022 elections!!

Laura Armstrong

September 10, 2020

New Covid Cases 38,061

Vaccinated Americans 0

September 10, 2021

New Covid Cases 76,427

Vaccinated Americans 178,000,000

FDA/CDC today says 1 in 8 pregnancies are lost in women with the vaccination.

Head of the CDC says they're seeing "Increased risks of SEVERE DISEASE amongst those vaccinated early.... We are concerned that the current strong protection against severe infection, hospitalizations and death could DECREASE in the months ahead, especially for those at high risk or who were vaccinatd earlier. "

This is NOT vaccine misinformation, this is a recent, direct quote from the head of the CDC.

It's beyond time for doctors in Cobb County to stand up and affirm that the use of longtime, award-winning approved drugs such as Ivermectin, both prevent hospitalization and death in covid patients. And for companies to stand against the senile president's VACCINE mandates, which are medical tyranny in its most malicious form, that is, the results of which will decimate business, cause untold job loss and destroy people's careers and livelihoods. Speak out Cobb County, you are losing your freedom!

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