The transmission rate of COVID among school-age residents of Cobb County is high, and the rate per 100,000 residents is rising, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s (GDPH) latest COVID School-Aged Surveillance Report.
The GDPH determines whether the rate is rising or falling by comparing the first week of the 14-day period to the second week.
The rate of cases across the country is also high and continues to rise.
The report breaks down the school-age population by preschool (0-4 years), kindergarten through grade 12 (5-17 years), and traditional college student age (18-22).
Here’s a chart for Cobb County and statewide from the report released Friday, May 27.
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About the school-age GDPH COVID-19 data report
The documentation for the School Age COVID-19 Data Report describes the use of the data as follows:
The data in this report can be used to estimate the extent of COVID-19 transmission in preschool/daycare age children (0-4 years), K-12 school age children (5-17 years), and college-age adults. /Vocational school age (18-22 years) in Georgia. Click on the tabs above to view state and county level COVID-19 data. This report is updated weekly. Please consult additional resources to understand trends and other factors affecting your county.
For a full list of reports with links, see this link.
Learn more about COVID in Cobb County and nationwide
The Georgia Department of Public Health releases a weekly status report on the pandemic every Wednesday. It is a comprehensive report with extensive data and charts organized statewide and by county, also including age breakdowns, racial demographics, and immunization and testing data.
It’s not the easiest system to navigate, but it’s worth spending time learning how to use if you’re interested in getting the latest national and local data on the status of COVID-19.
Visit the Georgia Department of Public Health status report by following this link
To get an overview of how the pandemic is putting a strain on hospital systems in terms of emergency room visits, hospital bed capacity and ventilator use, there is a report on hospital bed and ventilator use with interactive maps. The map is organized by hospital region, and Cobb County is part of the N.
Access the Georgia Hospital Beds and Ventilator Report by following this link
To obtain data on the percentage of patients admitted to Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 compared to all other causes, the Georgia Medical Facility Patient Census is available. Figures by state and hospital region are also reported.
Visit the Georgia Medical Facility Patient Census by following this link