1,400 new cases last week
by Robin Kemp
The Clayton County Health District and Georgia Department of Public Health say that 50% of Clayton County residents have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine since the pandemic began. 44% of Clayton County residents are fully vaccinated. And one in three people in Clayton County has a booster shot on top of a full vaccination.
Teenagers 15 to 19 are even more likely to be vaccinated at 50.1%.
Although the virus is rampaging through the county, the past two-week period has seen significant drops in the percent of cases across nearly all zip codes. In 30236, cases were down 86%, from 7 to 1. In 30237, cases plummeted from 10 to 1, a 90% drop. Most other zip codes saw a drop of 28% to 58% fewer cases over the previous 14 days:
That doesn’t mean it’s safe yet–but it does mean that masking and vaccination are working.
Another 1,400 people tested positive for COVID-19 for the week ending Sunday, January 24, 2022.
As of Sunday, Clayton County has had 48,929 positive cases. 762 Clayton County residents are known to have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
Jonesboro still leads with the most cases at 15,663 as of Sunday. Riverdale was in second place with 9,834.
The vaccination “funnel” showed only unvaccinated people died last week–as it has for the past several weeks.
Between January 17 and January 23, 1,400 people came down with COVID-19:
- 1,103 were unvaccinated
- 32 were partially vaccinated
- 192 were fully vaccinated
- 73 were fully vaccinated and had had a booster shot
Of those 1,400 people, 55 had to be hospitalized:
- 34 were unvaccinated
- 9 were partially vaccinated
- 9 were fully vaccinated
- 3 were fully vaccinated and had had a booster
Of the 55 people who were hospitalized, 2 died:
- Both were unvaccinated.
If you have questions or concerns about whether vaccination is right for you or your loved ones, contact your primary care physician. If you don’t have a doctor, call the Clayton County Health District at (678) 479-2223. Vaccinations and testing are free.