Protection Is Still Important
According to the latest Epidemiology Report from Fulton County Board of Health, the number of new cases of COVID-19 in Johns Creek and in Fulton County continues to drop. The level of new cases, referred to as the Incidence Rate (see charts below), are on the decline and our community continues to receive vaccinations and take precautionary measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Overall, new diagnoses for the two week reporting period (5/15 to 5/28), when compared to the previous two weeks (5/1 to 5/14) have leveled off or gone unchanged. Only 19 new cases were reported over the most recent 14-day period. This plateau is positive when compared to last October when the city saw a dramatic increase in new diagnosis.
Please adhere to safe and cautionary practices over the coming months and 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 THREE 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, about 170.8 million people have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, including about 139 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.