Nearly one-third of Fayette residents have gotten at least 1 Covid shot

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A DPH chart of the 7-day moving average of new Fayette cases (depicted by the yellow line) focuses in on late January through April 15, indicating that the decline in case numbers has leveled off.
A DPH chart of the 7-day moving average of new Fayette cases (depicted by the yellow line) focuses in on late January through April 15, indicating that the decline in case numbers has leveled off.

4 Fayette residents die from Covid-19 this week — 

<b>DPH chart shows numbers of Fayette residents who have been vaccinated.</b>
DPH chart shows numbers of Fayette residents who have been vaccinated.
<b>DPH chart shows Covid-19 vaccination numbers statewide.</b>
DPH chart shows Covid-19 vaccination numbers statewide.

More than 3 out of every 10 Fayette residents have received at least one Covid-19 vaccination injection as of mid-April, according to a chart from the Georgia Department of Public Health. That’s a total of 35,153 with at least some immunity.

Of that number, 26,430 — or 24% — are “fully vaccinated,” DPH reports.

While new coronavirus infections are relatively low this week in Fayette County — 35 since last Saturday — Covid-19 has claimed the lives of 4 residents, 3 in one day.

In addition, Fayette’s 2-week positive test confirmation rate ticked up slightly from 3.0% April 11 to 4.2% on April 15, DPR data showed. The 2-week numbers rose from the low 60s Sunday to 79 by Thursday.

 The Wednesday report from the Georgia Department of Public Health added the following to the death toll: a 90-year-old white male and a 63-year-old white female, both with no other medical conditions; and a 40-year-old Hispanic white male with an underlying medical conditions.

On April 12, DPR reported the death of a 42-year-old African-American male with an underlying medical condition. that brings the county pandemic death toll to 151.

As of Thursday afternoon, DPR reported a total of 6,509 Covid cases since March 2020 and a total of 253 Fayette residents hospitalized for treatment of the infection during the 13 months of the pandemic.

Statewide, 2-week rates had dropped to 4.7% April 11 but had ticked up to 5.2% by April 15.

State pandemic totals are 865,827 confirmed cases and 17,130 fatalities as of April 15.

<b>This DPH chart shows statewide data on currently hospitalized patients, broken down by total patients with a variety of illnesses and injuries and patients admitted strictly for treatment of Covid-19.</b>
This DPH chart shows statewide data on currently hospitalized patients, broken down by total patients with a variety of illnesses and injuries and patients admitted strictly for treatment of Covid-19.
<b>Chart from DPH data shows the number of cases by age groups.</b>
Chart from DPH data shows the number of cases by age groups.

 

<b>This DPH graph shows the 7-day moving average of new cases from the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic through April 15.</b>
This DPH graph shows the 7-day moving average of new cases from the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic through April 15.