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State: Cobb reaches 2875 COVID-19 cases, 151 deaths

Cobb County has had 2,875 cumulative cases of the new coronavirus as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the most recent report from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

That’s an increase of 40 cases from Tuesday afternoon’s report, when 2,835 people were listed as testing positive for the virus.

A total of 151 county residents had died from COVID-19, one more than were reported Tuesday evening.

Cobb remained fourth among Georgia’s 159 counties in terms of the number of cumulative confirmed cases, behind Fulton (4,275), DeKalb (3,512) and Gwinnett (3,416).

Only Fulton County has had more residents die from the virus than Cobb, with 210 deaths.

Statewide, the number of cases was 44,421, with 1,907 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 Wednesday afternoon, 1,662,414 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in the United States, with 98,261 deaths. The national death rate based on these figures is about 6%. The CDC says 30 states have reported more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19.

A reported 7,666 COVID-19 patients (17.3%) had been hospitalized statewide, including 638 in Cobb. That is about 22.2% of all of Cobb’s confirmed cases.

In Cobb, a county of more than 760,000 residents, the ratio of cases is roughly 363.6 for every 100,000 people. Approximately 5.2% 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. For the full report, visit dph.ga.gov.

For the full CDC report, visit cdc.gov.

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