gloved hand holds vial of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

The Clayton County Health District’s latest figures show COVID-19 cases are spreading across central Clayton County, particularly in the Jonesboro and Riverdale areas.

Between June 13 and 19, 335 new tests came back positive for COVID-19, which brings the number of cases in Clayton County to 60,413 cases as of Monday, June 20.

912 Clayton County residents have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

  • 3% of COVID-19 cases statewide come from Clayton County
  • 16.9% of the county’s PCR tests in the previous 7 days came back positive for COVID-19

Vaccination rates

Clayton County is teetering just below the halfway mark for people who have been fully vaccinated.

  • At least one dose: 55% (155,304 people)
  • Fully vaccinated: 49% (139,255 people)
  • Booster shot: 39% (54,990 people)

Hospitalizations

Case counts

Here’s where each city stands as of Monday, June 20:

CityNew Cases Last Week% to DateCases to Date
Jonesboro9830.3%18,277
Riverdale6721.2%12,829
Hampton356.6%3,988
Forest Park208.7%5,277
Morrow228.4%5,076
Ellenwood246.1%3,672
Rex176.5%3,952
Atlanta224.2%2,513
Lake City00.5%283
Stockbridge101.5%881
College Park62.4%1,430
Conley61.7%1,013
Fayetteville61.0%576
Lovejoy10.4%226
Unknown10.7%420
TOTAL60,413

Hospitalizations

In the two-week period from June 9 to 19, hospitalizations jumped 47.6% to 31 cases, up from 21 cases in the previous two-week period.

Breakthrough cases

Graphic: Clayton County Health District/Georgia Dept. of Public Health

Of the 335 poeple who caught COVID-19 this week:

  • 18 were unvaccinated
  • 26 were partially vaccinated
  • 170 were fully vaccinated
  • 121 were fully vaccinated and boosted

22 of the 335 new cases were hospitalized:

  • 11 were unvaccinated
  • 1 was partially vaccinated
  • 4 were fully vaccinated
  • 6 were fully vaccinated and boosted

Of the 22 people who were hospitalized, two died. Both were unvaccinated.

The Clayton County Health District has more information on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and offers vaccinations. Visit https://www.claytoncountypublichealth.org/vaccine-registration/ or call (678) 479-2223 to learn more.

Robin Kemp

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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  1. It’s a darn shame that Clayton Co. is always behind all of the other counties. We must have a lot of dummies who don’t believe the virus is serious. Shame on you!!!!!