Coronavirus in Georgia: Alpharetta, Milton ZIP codes each reporting fewer than 450 cases

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Alpharetta and Milton ZIP codes 30004, 30005, 30009 and 30022 have each seen fewer than 450 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 450 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 seen between 145 and 405 COVID-19 cases each, according to the July 20 epidemiology report from the Fulton County Board of Health. July 20 is the latest available epidemiology report.

As of July 20, ZIP code 30022 has the most COVID-19 cases of the four ZIP codes, totaling 404 cases—up by 3% from the July 17 total of 374 cases, according to the report. ZIP code 30004 has the second-highest number of cases of the four ZIP codes with 353 cases as of July 20. This is an increase of 2.6% from the July 17 total of 327 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 code 30005 has seen 185 cases of COVID-19 as of July 20—up by 1.4% from the July 17 total of 179 cases—while ZIP code 30009 has seen 139 cases as of July 20. This is an increase of 1.1% from the July 17 total of 139 cases.

Meanwhile, statewide confirmed COVID-19 case counts are approaching 150,000 cases so far, totaling 148,988 as of 3 p.m. July 21—up by 3,413 cases since July 20, according to the COVID-19 daily status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. The state has also seen 3,254 deaths—up by 78 deaths from July 20—and 2,904 intensive care unit admissions attributed to COVID-19.

Fulton County has seen 13,779 cases of COVID-19 as of 3 p.m. July 21, per public health data, for a case rate of 1,254 cases per 100,000 residents. This is an increase of 400 total cases since July 20's total of 13,379 cases.


Georgia has also seen an increase of 447 cumulative hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since July 20, totaling 15,494 cumulative hospitalizations as of 3 p.m. July 21. Out of the 15,494 statewide hospitalizations, 1,471 of them are tied to Fulton County—or about 9.49%.


The number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 totals 3,155 people as of 3 p.m. July 21, a slight decrease from the July 20 total of 3,183 people currently hospitalized due to the coronavirus, according to data from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.


The percentage of positive polymerase chain reaction tests increased from 10.4% July 20 to 10.5% as of 3 p.m. July 21. This percentage has been increasing over the last two weeks, rising from 10% July 14—one week ago—to 10.5% July 21. A total of about 1.29 million viral tests have been conducted so far, with 136,015 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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