The number of positive coronavirus cases is declining in Georgia, according to Dr. Gary Voccio, the Health Director of the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Northwest Health District. He says that the positivity rate statewide is currently around seven percent; in Floyd County, it’s around eight percent. Hospitalizations are also on the decline.
In the midst of this historic outbreak, memorials across the country in honor of the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the US look a bit different. Dr. Voccio acknowledges that Americans should be vigilant in our remembrance of 9/11, as well as conscientious of the virus.
Dr. Voccio adds that just like in the days post-9/11, people across the country have rallied to support each other amid the coronavirus pandemic.
And, of course, flu season is on the way. Dr. Voccio encourages all Northwest Georgians to get vaccinated; the flu vaccines will soon be available at health departments around the region. He hopes to avoid a ‘twin-demic’ with the flu season and the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.