Cobb County added 114 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 6,369 according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Cobb County’s total is fourth-most among Georgia counties, behind Gwinnett (10,415), Fulton (9,586) and DeKalb (7,472).
There have been 958 hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Cobb County, according to the DPH daily status report, an increase of four hospitalizations since Wednesday.
Cobb reported 248 total COVID-19-related deaths Thursday, which did not change from the day before. The county’s fatality rate from the disease is 3.89%. Cobb’s death toll ranks second among Georgia counties, trailing Fulton’s 319 deaths.
According to the Cobb & Douglas Public Health report released Thursday evening, Cobb has had a cumulative positivity rate of 6.74%.
Statewide, Georgia reported 2,837 new cases Thursday, bringing the state total to 106,727 cumulative cases. The DPH reported 2,930 total deaths, bringing the state’s fatality rate from the virus to about 2.7%.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 3,047,671 cumulative cases nationwide Thursday, an increase of 64,771 new cases from the day before. The CDC reported 991 new deaths, bringing the national death toll to 132,056. Based on those figures, the COVID-19 death rate in the United States is about 4.33%. The CDC says 41 states or other jurisdictions have reported more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19.
A Cobb & Douglas Public Health report, including data on how the coronavirus is affecting different ZIP codes, genders and ages, is available at reports.mysidewalk.com/17554e75c1#c-452027.