Covid Spiked Again in July 2021 After 7 Weeks of Low Case Counts

On June 4th, Macon County Health Department (MCHD) reported only 30 cases for the week. It was the lowest case count in many months. July 23rd showed 50 new cases in a week. It's risen quickly since & August 13th shows 280 new cases in one week.

Last Updated on August 19th by Reed Sutman

Cases & Hospitalizations Timeline

See the weekly reports from MCHD. See August 17th report from MCHD.

  • April 1 - May 28
    • 9 weekly reports, each with 79+ cases
    • 8 weeks with 11+ hospitalizations
    • 6 weeks had over 100 cases
    • 3 weeks had over 150 cases
    • 19 deaths total
  • June 4 - July 16
    • 7 weekly reports, each with less than 32 cases
    • No weeks had more than 8 hospitalizations
    • 3 weeks with less than 18 cases
    • 5 covid deaths total
  • Week of July 23rd: 50 cases, 1 death, 3 hospitalized
  • Week of July 30th: 91 cases, 0 deaths, 7 hospitalized
  • Week of August 6th: 169 cases, 0 deaths, 17 hospitalized
  • Week of August 13th: 280 cases, 0 deaths, 21 hospitalized
  • Day of August 17th: 119 cases, 2 deaths

Variant Reports Timeline

Not all positive tests are sequenced for what variant it was. So it's very likely that the actual number of Delta cases is much higher. What these reports show is when we confirmed our first Delta case & that we continued to find Delta cases.

  • August: +2 Delta. The 1 AY.3 variant case is now included in total Delta counts, instead of being tracked separately.
  • August 6th: +6 Delta, +1 AY.3 (B.1.617.2.3)
  • July 30th: +5 Delta,
  • July 27th: +2 UK, +4 Delta, +3 Brazil/Gamma
  • July 9th: 1 Delta total