Cobb experiencing medium COVID transmission

Jan. 11—Cobb County is continuing to experience medium levels of COVID-19 transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as a new omicron subvariant spreads across Georgia and the U.S.

The CDC's classification of COVID-19 community level is based on the number of cases and hospitalizations in the county and indicates the strain on a community's healthcare system as opposed to measuring the presence and spread of the virus in an area.

Since Jan. 4, four people have died of COVID-19 in Cobb, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Here's a look at Cobb County and state COVID-19 numbers reported Wednesday, Jan. 11, and how they compare to two weeks prior. All information comes from the Georgia DPH.

As of Jan. 9, Marietta-based Wellstar Health System had 246 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, 50% of them unvaccinated. The system had 23 COVID-19 patients in intensive care units, 52% of them unvaccinated, and 12 COVID-19 patients on a ventilator, seven of them unvaccinated.

A Cobb & Douglas Public Health report, including data on how the coronavirus is affecting different ZIP codes, genders and ages, is available at

For the Georgia DPH's full report, visit

National data can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at