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New COVID-19 Cases From Community Spread

Kim Cupp, Fulton County Health Commissioner, said yesterday, Tuesday, the latest rise in cases of COVID- 19, the illness caused by the Coronavirus, is coming from a different source.

From the end of September to early October, Cupp said the majority of new cases could be traced to longterm care facilities.

Now, she said, new cases are coming from close contacts– people who contracted the virus from another person– and “community spread,” in which the source of a person’s infection can’t be attributed to a single contact or event.

“That is concerning,” Cupp said.

The only way to combat community spread of the virus is to continue precautions that have been in place since March. Wear a mask, avoid crowds, stay at home.

But Cupp said people are getting tired of the restrictions, creating a new term, “Coronavirus fatigue.”

“Now is not the time to get tired. Now is the time to buckle down” as we move into the winter season where people will spend more time indoors, promoting the spread of the virus, she said.