Awareness, Understanding, and Caution
Newly released data of new COVID-19 cases in the City of Johns Creek has remained low and steady as residents are continuing to take precaution and reduce the spread of the coronavirus. According to the latest Epidemiology Report from Fulton County Board of Health, the Incidence Rate of new cases for the city is at 14.3 – which has been hovering at or near this level for approximately 30 days.
While our levels of new diagnoses have remained low, with only 12 new cases reported over the most recent 14-day period (for the two week reporting period of 6/17 to 6/30 when compared to the previous two weeks of 6/3 to 5/25) there has been a slight uptick during that period – an increase of new diagnosis of 20%. This overall increase is not alarming but we do need to understand that the COVID-19 risk for unvaccinated people in Fulton County is at a high level, and as the highly contagious delta variant spreads the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations trends upward, particularly in areas with low vaccination rates.
Vaccination Rates Slowly Increase
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, more than half of all Fulton County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 46% of the county has been fully vaccinated. Please note, the Pfizer-BioNTech is the only vaccine currently authorized for 12-17-year-olds. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 184 million people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, including about 159.3 million people who have been fully vaccinated by Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine or the two-dose series made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.