Nov 15 2020
08:09 am

Coronavirus cases rising steadily, up 14.8% in the past two weeks.
Coronavirus deaths rising steadily, 23 deaths in the past two weeks.
Nearly two deaths a day (up from one death a day two weeks ago).
Of the 5 Benchmarks sorta, kinda used to determine how Knox County will handle managing the coronavirus, 3 are in the Red, 1 in the Yellow, and one Green (Sustained or increased public health capability, which I believe is the only benchmark that has always been green).

*** Positivity rate = 13% (up from 12%)
*** 7-day average is 12.2% (up from 11%).
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.
As of October 25, 2020, Knox County is in the Red Zone and as of November 8, 2020, remains in the red zone.

The Knox County Health Department reports

15,086 coronavirus cases and 823 probable cases.

That's 1,949 new cases in the past two weeks,
That's a 14.8% increase over two weeks ago.

There are 76 Knox County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized.
Nine more than two weeks ago.

There have been 128 deaths in Knox County from COVID-19.
Twenty-three deaths due to COVID-19 in the past two weeks.
That's a 21.9% increase in deaths in the past two weeks (105 as of October 31).

5 in the 18-44 age group (4%)
23 in the 45-64 age group (18%)
28 in the 65-74 age group (22%)
72 in the 75+ age group (56%)

As of November 9, 2020, ICU Bed availability is at 20.9% (278 ICU beds total with 58 beds available) .
ICU bed availability is up as compared to two weeks ago.
(Note, the week of 9/1/2020, ICU bed capacity was 278, then the week of 9/8/2020, ICU bed capacity was raised to 374, then the week of Sept. 22 ICU bed capacity has been reduced back down to 278.)
(Note, prior to the 8/4/2020 report, ICU bed capacity was 272. It would appear that Knox County hospitals have increased ICU bed capacity by 6 beds.)

The County Health Department has a map with the number of coronavirus cases per zip code.
On October 29, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
(last reported on October 16)

37918 has the most cases with 1,314 cases (population 44,476) (15.7% increase)
37920 with 1,205 cases (population 39,000) (16.9% increase)
37922 with 974 cases (population 41,539) (25.7% increase)
37921 with 973 cases (population 28,000) (9.8% increase)
37916 with 963 cases (population 12,507) (5.2% increase)
37919 with 842 cases (population 28,000) (15.5% increase)
37923 with 823 cases (population 30,000) (21.9% increase)
37917 with 684 cases (population 27,000) (9.8% increase)

Be careful out there.

fischbobber's picture

253 new active cases.

There were two hundred fifty-three new active cases reported today. That is a new one day record.

Wear a mask. Look out for your family. Look out for your neighbor. Look out for the community.

We have a movement actively engaged in allowing this virus free rein in our community and this movement has political power, funding and a massive propaganda machine.

We are lucky to have a resistance, indeed, one could argue that the only reason things aren't worse than what they are is due to the efforts of that group.

Thank you for your involvement in this issue and for raising awareness of its seriousness.

bizgrrl's picture

And 2 new deaths today. Yes,

And 2 new deaths today.

Yes, many thanks to you and the others that take the pandemic seriously by wearing masks, social distancing, and refraining from visiting places identified as spreader locations.

Sandra Clark's picture

Serious stuff

Read online today about a 4-year-old boy who lost both parents to COVID, and a business friend reported that her husband had tested positive. Today she reported that she and one of her two daughters tested positive. I'm preaching to the choir here, but we should take care over the Thanksgiving (and probably Christmas) holiday to stay sheltered and safe.

Mello's picture

NE TN combined case counts

Mid August NE TN combined counties had a case count of 5,000.
54 days later, the combined case count doubled to 10,000
Our combined NE counties are on track to once again double the case count in less than 54 days. This means by Dec 2, we will have recorded 20,000 cases that we know about...
Today, Nov 15th, the combined case count is 18,646

bizgrrl's picture

New York City's seven-day

New York City's seven-day average positivity rate is below 3%.

Knox County is over 12%. Blount County is over 14%.

NYC has over 17 times the population of Knox County, about 2 million more than the State of Tennessee.

NYC experienced a disaster early during the pandemic. It appears their residents want to live.

bizgrrl's picture

Knox County reports 1,000

Knox County reports 1,000 new cases and 10 deaths in 3 days.

fischbobber's picture

7 deaths and 373 new cases today.

That's a lot. Thanks Glenn! Good plan you got going there! Could you get more of your cult members to speak out against masks at the next public meeting?

Mike Daugherty's picture

I never thought Jacob's and

I never thought Jacob's and Lee would be good leaders.They are worse than I imagined. Both are totally mindless losers! They are an embarrassment to Tennessee and Knox County. They are an embarrassment to their families.

bizgrrl's picture

Eighteen Knox County deaths

Eighteen Knox County deaths in less than a week. Why do so many people not care? Rhetorical question.

jbr's picture

Maybe admitting it’s real too

Maybe admitting it’s real too much to handle. Not admitting it’s existence or comprehensiveness because it’s overwhelming and it shields them from panic. Nobody wants to be in position of a threat they cannot stop somehow.

Mike Daugherty's picture

Blame Trump and his

Blame Trump and his supporters. Inexcusable!

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