GPH: Geauga COVID-19 Rate Doubles
July 21, 2021 by Amy Patterson

Over Half of Residents Now Vaccinated

Geauga County’s COVID-19 case rates have grown from around 15 per 100,000 to over 30 per 100,000 in the past 30 days, according to a July 19 press release from Geauga Public Health Commissioner Tom Quade.

Geauga County’s COVID-19 case rates have grown from around 15 per 100,000 to over 30 per 100,000 in the past 30 days, according to a July 19 press release from Geauga Public Health Commissioner Tom Quade. However, only two cases identified in July are in Geauga residents over age 70 — an age group with over 82% vaccination coverage, he said. “In the last 30 days, our two-week COVID-19 incidence rate has doubled,” Quade said. “The vast majority of those new cases are in age groups with the lowest rates of vaccination coverage.” Even with reduced vaccination coverage in younger...