Coronavirus in Georgia: ZIP codes 30022, 30005 see decline in new COVID-19 cases from July 2-15

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Two of the four Alpharetta and Milton ZIP codes saw a lower number of COVID-19 cases between July 2-15 than between June 17-July 1, according to data from the Fulton County Board of Health. (Community Impact staff)

Two of the four Alpharetta and Milton ZIP codes saw a lower number of COVID-19 cases between July 2-15 than between June 17-July 1, according to data from the Fulton County Board of Health. (Community Impact staff)

The latest available epidemiology report from the Fulton County Board of Health, which was released July 22, shows that two of the four Alpharetta- and Milton-area ZIP codes—30022 and 30005—saw declines in the number of new COVID-19 cases from July 2-15 as compared to the previous two-week period from June 17-July 1. ZIP codes 30004 and 30009 both saw increases in case counts between those two-week periods.

From June 17-July 1, ZIP codes 30022 and 30005 saw 133 and 71 new COVID-19 cases, respectively, according to the report. From July 2-15, ZIP 30022 saw 130 new cases, a 2.3% drop, while ZIP 30005 saw 51 new cases, a 28.2% drop.


In ZIP codes 30004 and 30009, the numbers of new COVID-19 cases grew by 25.5% and 60.6%, respectively, between June 17-July 1 and July 2-15. ZIP code 30004 saw 128 new cases from July 2-15, while ZIP code 30009 saw 53 new cases.

All four ZIP codes have still seen fewer than 450 cases of COVID-19 each since the pandemic began, according to the epidemiology report. ZIP 30022 has seen the most cases of the four ZIP codes, with 429 cases, while ZIP 30004 has seen the second-highest number of cases of the four ZIP codes, with 369 cases. ZIP codes 30005 and 30009 rank third and fourth, with 189 and 157 cases of COVID-19, respectively.

Meanwhile, statewide case counts rose by 4,286 cases from July 22 to 23 for a total of 156,588 cases of COVID-19 so far, according to the latest COVID-19 daily status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. This daily case count increase is nearly 1,000 more new cases than yesterday's increase of 3,314 cases.

The state has also seen 3,034 total intensive care unit admissions and 16,353 cumulative hospitalizations due to COVID-19 as of 3 p.m. July 23. Of those 16,353 hospitalizations, 1,555—or 9.5%—have been in Fulton County.


A total of 142,092 positive polymerase chain reaction tests, or PCR tests, have been recorded in the state so far, according to public health data. The state has administered about 1.33 million PCR tests. With 142,092 positive tests, this means 10.6% of the tests have returned with a positive result.


The number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 dropped by 22 people from July 22-23 for a total of 3,157 current hospitalizations as of 3 p.m. July 23, according to data from the Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency. This number dropped to 3,155 on July 21 after increasing daily for weeks, rising again yesterday and dropping a second time to today's total, the agency's data shows.


In Fulton County, case counts rose from 14,169 cases July 22 to 14,673 countywide as of 3 p.m. July 23, according to public health data—an increase of 504 cases in 24 hours.

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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