Signs of Improvement Ahead
I’m very pleased to share that according to the latest Epidemiology Report from Fulton County Board of Health, Johns Creek residents are continuing to take the appropriate steps to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
We have realized a 45.5 percent decrease in new diagnoses for the two week reporting period (5/8 to 5/21), when compared to the previous two weeks (4/24 to 5/7) and only 18 new cases were reported over the most recent 14-day period. Unlike two months ago, when the city’s incidence rate was slightly higher and at a plateau, our community has seen a positive decline in new cases.
I would attribute that decline to a number of factors including increased vaccinations and safer practices to curb the spread of the virus. Please remember to respect others around you as many people have varying levels of comfort and concerns when it comes to coronavirus transmission and safety. I would urge you to continue to socially distance, avoid large crowds (especially indoors), wear a mask when indoors (especially if you’ve not been vaccinated) and wash your hands.
Vaccination Efforts Continue
All Georgians age 12 and older are now eligible for the COVID vaccine. Please note, the Pfizer-BioNTech is the only vaccine currently authorized for 12-17-year-olds. FORTY TWO percent of all Fulton County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine and more than ONE-THIRD of the county has been fully vaccinated. And according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 167 million people in the US (that’s a little over 50% of the total population) have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, an important milestone for a nation that has suffered the world’s highest death toll due to the pandemic.