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School-Age Cobb COVID Report for February 18

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The Georgia Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 School-Aged Children Data Report released Friday, Feb. 18 showed a continued decline in new cases among all three age brackets of school-aged residents, 0 -4 (preschool), 5-17 (elementary, middle school and high school) and 18-22 years old (undergraduate).

However, in none of the age groups did the case rate fall below a high community transmission rate.

Here is a table with new cases and 14-day case rates for each of these age groups.

age range Total number of cases since the start of the pandemic Cases in the last 14 days 14-day case rate per 100,000 Transmission Rate Category Tendency
0-4 years old 4808 233 four hundred ninety seven High Descending
5-17 years old 23910 639 484 High Descending
18-22 years old 15296 251 533 High Descending

Statewide figures

Cobb’s trend is consistent with the statewide trend. Here is the table for Georgia residents of school age.

age range Total number of cases since the start of the pandemic Cases in the last 14 days 14-day case rate per 100,000 Transmission Rate Category Tendency
0-4 years old 72108 3109 473 High Descending
5-17 years old 346468 9917 536 High Descending
18-22 years old 214962 3773 515 High Descending

About the GDPH COVID-19 School-Aged Children Data Report

Documentation for the COVID-19 Data Report for School-Aged Children describes the use of data as follows:

Data from this report can be used to assess the extent of COVID-19 transmission among preschool/daycare children (0-4 years), school-aged children K-12 grade (5-17 years old) and college/professional age adults (18-22 years old) in Georgia. Click on the tabs above to see statewide and countywide COVID-19 data. This report is updated weekly. Please see additional resources to understand trends and other factors affecting your county.

For a full list of reports with links, follow this link.

For more information on COVID in Cobb County and statewide

Cobb & Douglas Public Health publishes the case rate on its homepage, although it is not updated frequently.

Visit the Cobb & Douglas Public Health home page by following this link

A more frequently updated summary of COVID statistics for Cobb County is the CDC’s County View page for Cobb County. The numbers come from the Georgia Department of Public Health, but are displayed in a way that’s much easier to read than the GDPH’s sprawling website. From this page you can get a week’s figures on the number of new cases, the rate of cases per 100,000 population, hospitalizations, deaths and the percentage change from the previous 7-day period. . It also includes data on testing and vaccination rates.

Visit the CDC County View page for Cobb County by following this link

The Georgian Ministry of Public Health releases a daily report on the status of the pandemic every afternoon around 3 p.m. It’s a comprehensive report with detailed data and charts organized statewide and by county, which also includes age breakdowns, racial demographics, and vaccination and testing data. .

It’s not the easiest system to navigate, but it’s worth spending time learning to use if you want the latest national and local data on the status of COVID-19.

Visit the Georgia Department of Public Health Daily Status Report by following this link

To get an overview of the pressure the pandemic has placed on hospital systems in terms of emergency room visits, hospital bed capacity and ventilator use, there is a report on hospital bed utilization and fans with interactive maps. The map is organized by hospital region, and Cobb County is part of Region N.

Visit the Georgia Hospital Beds and Ventilator Report by following this link

For data on the percentage of patients in Georgia hospitals who have been admitted for COVID-19 versus all other causes, there is a Georgia Medical Facility Patient Census. It also reports numbers by state and by hospital region.

Visit the Georgia Medical Facility Patient Census by following this link