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The coronavirus’ rate of transmission in Cobb County is still high. Nevertheless, it is “the lowest we have seen in a while,” Dr. Janet Memark, director of Cobb-Douglas Public Health, said in a Tuesday newsletter.

There are 212 cases of the virus per 100,000 people in the county, and only 4.2% of those tested for the virus are actually carrying it, she said, a figure she called “reassuring.”

There was more good news: an expected post-Easter/spring break jump in cases never materialized, Memark said.

Nevertheless, she urged caution. The virus is still circulating widely in the county and more transmissible variants are now dominant, she said.

“It is easy to think this is all over, but India’s humanitarian crisis is an example of what can happen if we stop prevention too soon.”

One-in-five Cobb County residents have been vaccinated for the coronavirus, and Cobb-Douglas Public Health is allowing walk-ins at its mass vaccination site at Jim Miller Park.

Staff at the park are administering doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine; the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available at the department’s outreach events upon request. 

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. 

Cobb County's COVID-19 Numbers for Tuesday

Category 04/27/21 Change
Cases 60,173 +57
Hospitalizations 3,107 +2
Deaths 955 +1

Georgia's COVID-19 Numbers for Tuesday

Category 04/27/21 Change
Cases 876,933 +841
Hospitalizations 61,243 +117
Deaths 17,425 +5

A Cobb-Douglas Public Health report, including data on how the coronavirus is affecting different ZIP codes, genders and ages, is available at

For the Georgia DPH’s full report, visit

National data can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at

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Susan Heuke

She is talking out of both sides of her mouth? The transmission rate is still high but there is only a 4.2% positivity rate. Am I confused or is she misleading?

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