Coronavirus in Georgia: 3 of 4 Alpharetta, Milton ZIP codes see decline in new cases

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Alpharetta and Milton ZIP codes 30022, 30005 and 30004 saw decreases in the number of new cases in two two-week periods, while ZIP code 30009 saw an increase during that time, according to the latest epidemiology report from the Fulton County Board of Health. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Alpharetta and Milton ZIP codes 30022, 30005 and 30004 saw decreases in the number of new cases in two two-week periods, while ZIP code 30009 saw an increase during that time, according to the latest epidemiology report from the Fulton County Board of Health. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Between June 24-July 8 and July 9-July 22, Alpharetta and Milton ZIP codes 30022, 30004 and 30005 saw at least an 8% decline in the number of new COVID-19 cases reported, according to the latest epidemiology report from the Fulton County Board of Health; however, ZIP code 30009 reported an increase in new cases during that same time frame. The latest available report is from July 29.

According to the report, ZIP code 30022—which has the most cases of the four ZIP codes—saw an 8.6% decline in new cases between those two two-week periods for a total of 563 cases as of July 29. ZIP code 30004 has seen 474 cases of COVID-19 as of July 29 and reported a 16.9% decrease in the number of new cases between June 24-July 8 and July 9-22.


ZIP code 30005 also saw a 16.9% decrease in the number of new cases in those two two-week periods, totaling 252 cases as of July 29. However, ZIP code 30009 reported a 28% increase in new cases during those two weeks, rising from 50 new cases during the weeks of June 24-July 8 to 64 new cases during the weeks of July 9-22, the epidemiology report shows. ZIP 30009 has seen 195 cases of COVID-19 as of July 29.

Additionally, the latest COVID-19 daily status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health shows Fulton County saw an increase of 419 coronavirus cases between the July 29 and July 30 reports, for a total of 17,286 cases in the county so far. The case rate per 100,000 residents, based on U.S. Census Bureau data from 2018, totals 1,573.

The public health department updated its report July 29 to show case counts based on the last two weeks, and for Fulton County, the report shows 4,588 cases within the last two weeks for a case rate of 417.4 cases per 100,000 residents during that time. The county has also seen 383 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Statewide case counts surpassed 180,000, totaling 182,286 cases so far, according to the public health department. This is an increase of 4,045 cases from July 29. The state has also seen 3,671 deaths attributed to COVID-19.


The percentage of positive coronavirus tests increased by 0.1% from July 29-30, totaling a 10.9% positive test rate with 167,410 positive tests and 1.54 million administered tests, per public health data. This percentage has been steadily increasing by about 0.1% for the last several weeks.


Additionally, hospitalizations statewide total 18,303 as of 3 p.m. July 30, an increase of 339 hospitalizations from July 29, per public health data. Of those 18,303 hospitalizations, 1,707 of them are Fulton County residents, or about 9.33%.


After showing consecutive decreases in the number of people currently hospitalized for COVID-19, this number now totals 3,200 people as of 3 p.m. July 30—which is greater than the last record total of 3,183 people currently hospitalized for the virus.

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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