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The Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale Health Departments released data that shows the number of COVID-19 cases per 1,000 residents or the incidence rate for the zip codes in which they serve.  At the top of the list for the highest incidence rate is the 30519 zip code that encompasses the land just north of Suwanee, around the Mall of Georgia, along Hamilton Mill Road, and north to Hall County.

Map of the incidence rates for COVID-19 in the Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale Health Departments territory. Photo – Gwinnett Health Department

The incidence rate for 30519 is close to 3.04 cases per 1,000 residents.  The incidence rates for neighboring zip codes of 30519 are 30011 (0.62), 30019 (1.85), 30024 (1.32), 30043 (1.77), 30517 (0.25), 30518 (1.95), and 30548 (0.25).

As of May 7, 2020, at 1:25 a.m., Georgia’s total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 30,740.  State and private labs conducted 204,137 tests for the novel coronavirus.  Statewide, 5,788 people have been hospitalized with the virus and of that number 1,352 have been admitted to the ICU.  The death toll due to COVID-19 in Georgia has reached 1,327.

Fulton remains the county with the most cases of the coronavirus with 3,250 confirmed cases and 135 deaths.  Dekalb is next with 2,357 cases and 61 deaths.  Gwinnett is third with 2,222 positive cases and 81 deaths.  In fourth is Cobb with 1,998 COVID-19 cases and 107 deaths.  Knocking Dougherty County out of the top five is the rapidly emerging hot spot in the state, Hall County with 1,914 confirmed cases of the virus and they have 27 deaths.  Other nearby counties are Forsyth with 356 cases and 10 deaths, Barrow with 197 cases and five deaths, and Jackson with 117 cases and three deaths.

Across the U.S., 1,193,813 people have tested positive for COVID-19 according to the May 6 data released by the CDC.  The nationwide death toll has reached 70,802.

BY:

alicia@northgwinnettvoice.com

Alicia joined the North Gwinnett Voice, as the Editor, shortly after the first publication. She is a homegrown Buford native, with the southern charm and "bless your heart" included. ...

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