DeKalb COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

DeKalb COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Though not broken down by city, the numbers allow a look at the impact in the county by zip code.

Dave Schechter is a veteran journalist whose career includes writing and producing reports from Israel and elsewhere in the Middle East.

DeKalb County zip code 30329, which includes the Toco Hills neighborhood, recorded 74 COVID-19 cases through April 19, according to data prepared by the DeKalb County Board of Health and obtained by the AJT.

The county recorded 1,517 total cases.

Zip code 30329 extends from Buford Highway toward Decatur. Among adjacent zip codes, 30319, which extends from Peachtree Dunwoody Road to Buford Highway and includes much of Brookhaven, reported 46 cases; 30033, 40; 30345, 36; 30306, 8; and 30324, 6.

In the Dunwoody area, zip code 30338 recorded 38 cases; 30360, 14; and 30346, 7.

In the Decatur area, zip code 30033 recorded 40 cases and 30030 had 23 cases.

The highest number of cases in DeKalb County was in zip code 30058, north of I-20 in the Lithonia area, with 127. The next highest were: 30084, which includes Tucker, 125; 30083, 108; 30034, 106, and 30038, 101.

The AJT reported Fulton County zip code data April 20. The state has told the AJT that it will not release zip code data.

According to data posted by the state, as of the evening of April 21, a total of 20,166 confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been recorded in Georgia, resulting in 818 deaths, 4.06 percent of the total cases. At that time, 88,140 COVID-19 tests had been administered in Georgia, which has a population of slightly more than 10.6 million people, according to 2019 census data.

The state reported that Fulton County recorded the largest number of confirmed cases, 2206, followed by DeKalb County with 1,563. The largest number of deaths, 103, came from Dougherty County, in Southwest Georgia, followed by Fulton County with 83 deaths.

As of April 15, Sandy Springs accounted for 8.1 percent of the COVID-19 cases in Fulton County, according to health department data released by a county commissioner.

Between April 10 and April 15, the number of Sandy Springs residents contracting the coronavirus increased 47 percent, from 103 to 151.

According to the Fulton County data, 43.8 percent of the COVID-19 cases came from the city of Atlanta, 24 percent from cities south of Atlanta, and 20 percent in cities north, while 12.3 percent were listed as either coming from an unincorporated portion of Fulton County or as unknown.

At the municipal level in Fulton County, Atlanta’s share of the county’s COVID-19 cases was followed by the city of South Fulton with 14.2 percent, and Sandy Springs with 8.1 percent.

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