Public health officials encouraged by decline in COVID-19 cases

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Jun. 8—As COVID-19 case rates continue to decline in Cobb, eligible citizens are still encouraged to get vaccinated at sites throughout the county, Lisa Crossman, deputy director of Cobb-Douglas Public Health, told the Cobb Board of Commissioners Tuesday.

As of Monday, 44% of Cobb County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 37% are fully vaccinated. The vaccine rate in Cobb County has been "consistently trending" a few points above Georgia's overall vaccination rate.

Case and hospitalization numbers have also improved, Crossman said.

Crossman encouraged unvaccinated individuals and those who are often in high-density areas to remain cautious despite the improvement in case numbers and hospitalizations.

Currently, Crossman said the available COVID-19 vaccines protect against the United Kingdom variant of the virus. Both Cobb County and Georgia have reported high percentages of this variant.

Here's a look at Cobb County and state coronavirus numbers reported Tuesday, and how they compare to the day before. All information comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

A Cobb-Douglas Public Health report, including data on how the coronavirus is affecting different ZIP codes, genders and ages, is available at reports.mysidewalk.com/17554e75c1#c-452027.

For the Georgia DPH's full report, visit dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.

National data can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at cdc.gov.

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