by Robin Kemp

Here’s a look at how COVID-19 has spread in Clayton County’s municipalities during the month of June, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

As of July 1, here are the latest numbers. Clayton County has reached over 2,000 reported cases:

  • Jonesboro: 674
  • Riverdale: 447
  • Hampton: 112
  • Forest Park: 232
  • Morrow: 138
  • Ellenwood: 102
  • Rex: 110
  • Atlanta: 47
  • Lake City: 17
  • Stockbridge: 35
  • College Park: 33
  • Conley: 36
  • Fayetteville: 12
  • McDonough: 1
  • Lovejoy: 4
  • Missing: 20
  • TOTAL: 2,020

79 Clayton County residents have died of COVID-19 to date. 229 have been hospitalized.

For the latest statewide numbers, visit https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report

The best ways to protect yourself and others, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state and county health officials, include:

  • Staying at least 6 feet away from other people, whether at home or in public, and especially if you are at higher risk of getting sick
  • Keeping your unwashed hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or have coughed, sneezed, or blown your nose
  • Wash your hands BEFORE eating or prepping food and before touching your face
  • Wash your hands AFTER using the restroom, handling your cloth face covering, changing a diaper, caring for a sick person, or touching animals or pets
  • If you dont have soap and water handy, use hand sanitizer that is at least 60 percent alcohol. Cover all surfaces on your hands and run them together until they feel dry.

Watch this video to learn how to protect yourself if you are older or have underlying medical conditions like sickle cell disease, COPD, chronic kidney disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, or a weakened immune system, especially from organ transplant:

You can share information about COVID-19 with people who speak languages other than English: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/communication-toolkit.html

Watch ASL videos on how to make a cloth face covering and on what older adults need to know about COVID-19:

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