Dublin officials mark city as ‘red zone’ due to rise in positive COVID cases

DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, Dublin elected officials have deemed the city a “red zone.”

According to a Facebook post from a city official, a red zone signifies areas where new cases are above a rate of 100 per 100,000 population and a diagnostic test positive result above 10 percent within the last week.

Melissa Brantley — public information officer for South Central Health District — says they urge residents to follow the most important safety measures.  This includes washing your hands, minimizing in-person contact, and wearing a mask.

Brantley says it’s important to remember there is no vaccine yet.

“Right now, we don’t have a vaccine to help slow the spread,” Brantley said. “So it’s really up to us at a personal level to minimize the spread and get our numbers down to where they are manageable.”

Officials also ask that residents refrain from gathering in groups of ten or more.

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