Cobb County has now had over 3,000 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus as of Saturday afternoon, per the latest report from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Cobb's reported cumulative number of cases has reached 3,002, 31 more than Friday afternoon's 2,971 reported cases.
A reported 171 people from Cobb County have died of the virus, three more than were reported Friday afternoon.
Cobb remained fourth among Georgia’s 159 counties in terms of the number of cumulative confirmed cases, behind Fulton (4,505), Gwinnett (3,768) and DeKalb (3,731).
Only Fulton County has had more residents die from the virus than Cobb, with 230 deaths.
Statewide, the number of cases was 46,286. The state's death toll has passed 2,000 with 2,003 deaths, making Georgia’s death rate from the virus about 4.3%.
All 159 counties in the state had reported at least one case of the virus.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of Friday, 1,719,827 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in the United States, with 101,711 deaths. The national death rate based on these figures is about 6%. The CDC says 31 states have reported more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19.
A reported 7,921 COVID-19 patients (17.1%) had been hospitalized statewide, including 655 in Cobb. That is about 21.8% of all of Cobb’s confirmed cases. Cobb has reported the second highest number of hospitalizations, behind Fulton with 849.
In Cobb, a county of more than 760,000 residents, the ratio of cases is roughly 379.7 for every 100,000 people. Approximately 5.7% of Cobb Countians who tested positive for the virus had died.
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. Starting Tuesday, it will issue one report a day at 3 p.m. For the full report, visit dph.ga.gov.
For the full CDC report, visit cdc.gov.
For Cobb and Douglas Public Health’s look at how the coronavirus is affecting Cobb and Douglas counties, visit reports.mysidewalk.com/17554e75c1#c-452027.