Coronavirus in Georgia: Alpharetta, Milton ZIP codes have seen fewer than 350 total cases each

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Alpharetta and Milton ZIP codes 30004, 30005, 30009 and 30022 have each seen fewer than 350 cases of COVID-19 so far, according to data from the Fulton County Board of Health. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Alpharetta and Milton ZIP codes 30004, 30005, 30009 and 30022 have each seen fewer than 350 cases of COVID-19 so far, according to data from the Fulton County Board of Health. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Alpharetta and Milton ZIP codes 30004, 30005, 30009 and 30022 are seeing fewer than 350 cases of COVID-19 each, according to the July 15 epidemiology report from the Fulton County Board of Health. July 15 is the latest available epidemiology report.

As of July 15, ZIP code 30022 has the most COVID-19 cases of the four ZIP codes, totaling 341 cases—up by 2.9% from the July 13 total of 318 cases, according to the report. ZIP code 30004 has the second-highest number of cases of the four ZIP codes with 295 cases as of July 15. This is an increase of 2.5% from the July 13 total of 263 cases.


ZIP codes 30005 and 30009 rank third and fourth, respectively, in terms of the number of cases out of the four Alpharetta-Milton area ZIP codes. ZIP 30005 has seen 167 cases of COVID-19 as of July 15—up by 1.4% from the July 13 total of 154 cases—while ZIP 30009 has seen 133 cases as of July 15. This is an increase of 1.1% from the July 13 total of 120 cases.

These increases come as the state case count surpasses 130,000 cases of COVID-19 so far, totaling 131,275 cases as of 3 p.m. July 16—up by 3,441 cases since yesterday, according to the COVID-19 daily status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. The state has also seen 3,104 deaths—up by 13 deaths from July 15—and 2,736 intensive care unit admissions attributed to COVID-19.

Fulton County has seen 12,184 cases of COVID-19 as of 3 p.m. July 16, per public health data, for a case rate of 1,108 cases per 100,000 residents. This is an increase of 438 total cases since July 15's total of 11,746 cases.


Georgia has also seen an increase of 244 cumulative hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since July 15, totaling 14,346 cumulative hospitalizations as of 3 p.m. July 16. Out of the 14,346 statewide hospitalizations, 1,354 of them were tied to Fulton County—or about 9.44%.


The number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 now totals 2,841 people as of 3 p.m. July 16, a number that has been on the rise for more than a month, according to data from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. One month ago on June 16, there were 875 people in the hospital because of the coronavirus.


The percentage of positive viral tests is still on the rise, according to the public health department's data. The percentage has increased by 0.1% each day since July 13, rising from 9.9% on July 13 to 10.2% positive viral tests as of 3 p.m. July 16. A total of about 1.18 million viral tests have been conducted so far, with 119,761 returning with a positive result.

By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.


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