by Robin Kemp
Another 858 Clayton County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. Jonesboro (249), Riverdale (167), and Hampton (78) saw the most new cases this week. COVID-19 hospitalizations jumped 25.9% this week.
111,272 residents (39%) have gotten at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 94,468 (33%) are fully vaccinated.
The Clayton County Health District released these COVID-19 numbers Monday afternoon:
- CASES TO DATE: 27,348
- CONFIRMED DEATHS: 508
- WEEKLY POSITIVE TESTS: 858
- 7-DAY POSITIVE PCR TESTS: 15%
- CASES HOSPITALIZED: 5.7%
- FATAL CASES: 1.9%
- TOTAL POSITIVE PCR TESTS: 15.5%
- TOTAL CONFIRMED PCR CASES PER 100K: 8,884
- TOTAL PCR AND ANTIGEN CASES PER 100K: 9,974
Black residents account for 57% of cases; 56.5% of cases are women; and 4,358 or 16% of all cases were children and teenagers 19 and younger.
Clayton County residents ages 20-39 make up 37.1% of COVID-19 cases.
Here are the latest case totals to date by city: