COVID-19 bar chart lists cities in Clayton County, GA

by Robin Kemp

The cities and unincorporated areas of Jonesboro and Riverdale account for more than half the COVID-19 cases in Clayton County, which as of May 21 has lost 42 people to the disease. 1,047 have tested positive to date, while 167 have been hospitalized, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

As of May 20, the Clayton County Board of Health reported the following case counts for each city. People whose city of residence has yet to be confirmed are accounted for under “Missing.”

Here are the state’s general descriptions of the people behind the numbers–our neighbors, friends, relatives, coworkers–who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

If someone you know died of COVID-19, we would like to include a tribute to them on our memorial wall. Just e-mail us a photo, the person’s birth and death dates, and a little information about who they were.

AGESEXUNDERLYING CONDITION
90+FEMALEUnknown
89MALEUnknown
86FEMALEUnknown
85FEMALEUnknown
84FEMALEUnknown
83FEMALEYes
82MALEYes
82MALEYes
81FEMALEYes
77MALEUnknown
76MALEUnknown
75FEMALEYes
75FEMALEUnknown
75FEMALEUnknown
74FEMALEUnknown
71FEMALEUnknown
70MALENo
67FEMALEYes
67MALENo
64FEMALEUnknown
64MALEYes
63MALEYes
63FEMALEUnknown
63FEMALEUnknown
60MALEUnknown
57FEMALENo
57FEMALEUnknown
56MALEYes
55FEMALEYes
55MALEYes
54MALEYes
52MALEYes
51FEMALENo
50MALEYes
49FEMALEYes
49FEMALEYes
49FEMALEUnknown
48MALEUnknown
47MALEYes
44MALEUnknown
39FEMALEUnknown
38MALEYes

On May 21, Gov. Brian Kemp apologized for ongoing issues with COVID-19 data reporting, attributing the errors to pressure on state health officials to update figures quickly. Beyond accounting for the stray case here or there that may affect local counts, the Georgia Department of Public Health came under fire for including 57,000 antibody tests in the viral test count.

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