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Jul 19 2020
08:44 am

The Knox County Health Department reports 2,163 coronavirus cases and 88 probable cases.

That's 596 new cases in the past week, with 19, 42, 118, 68, 92, 147, 110 as the cases per day for the past week.
That's a 38% increase over last week.

According to the TN Dept. of Health, on 6/27/2020 for the first time Knox County broke the threshold for rate of new covid-19 cases per 100,000 Tennesseans.
Knox County continues to break this threshold, three times the week of June 28, three times the week of July 5, six times the week of July 12. Ten times in the past 14 days.
The ratios are getting higher, e.g. up to 30.83.
This threshold is used for decision making processes, e.g. long term care facilities in counties below the threshold for 14 consecutive days may consider allowing visitors. Sevier County has been above this threshold for 14 days.

There are 46 Knox County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized.
That's a 21% increase in hospitalizations in the last week.

There have been eighteen total deaths in Knox County from COVID-19.
That's an 80% increase in deaths in the past week (10 as of July 11).
2 in the 18-44 age group (11%)
6 in the 45-64 age group (33%)
10 in the 75+ age group (56%)

As of July 14, 2020, ICU Bed availability is up to 8.8%. (272 ICU beds total with 24 beds available)
As of July 7, 2020, ICU Bed availability is down again to 7.7%. (272 ICU beds total with 21 beds available)
As of June 30, 2020, ICU Bed availability was 11.0% (272 ICU beds total with 30 beds available).
As of June 25, 2020, ICU Bed availability was at 14.3% (272 ICU beds total with 39 beds available).

The County Health Department has a map with the number of coronavirus cases per zip code.
On July 16, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
37921 has the most cases with 217 (population 28,000) (24.0% increase), then
37920 with 169 cases (population 39,000) (31.0% increase).
37917 with 141 cases (population 27,000) (24.7% increase)
37918 with 140 cases (population 44,476) (1st time entry into the higher number of cases in Knox County)
37923 with 131 cases (population 30,000) (27.2% increase) and



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On July 9, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
37921 has the most cases with 175 (population 28,000) (38.9% increase), then
37920 with 129 cases (population 39,000) (59.3% increase).
37917 with 113 cases (population 27,000) (46.8% increase)
37923 with 103 cases (population 30,000) (21.2% increase) and

On July 2, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
37921 has the most cases with 126 (population 28,000) (28.5% increase), then
37923 with 85 cases (population 30,000) (23.2% increase) and
37920 with 81 cases (population 39,000) (32.8% increase).
37917 with 77 cases (population 27,000) (40.0% increase)

On June 25, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
37921 has the most cases with 98 (population 28,000), then
37923 with 69 cases (population 30,000) and
37920 with 61 cases (population 39,000) .
37917 with 55 cases (population 27,000)

On June 21, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
37921 has the most cases with 72 (population 28,000), then
37923 with 62 cases (population 30,000) and
37920 with 43 cases (population 39,000) .
37917 with 43 cases (population 27,000)

On June 14, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
37921 has the most cases with 57 (population 28,000), then
37923 with 56 cases (population 30,000) and
37920 with 39 cases (population 39,000) .

On May 31, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
37923 has the most cases with 35 (population 30,000), then
37919 with 30 cases (population 28,000) and
37920 with 30 cases (population 39,000

fischbobber's picture

One of my wife's old work friends.

One of my wives college friends husband died of COVID on July 15th in Blount County. That kind of hits too close for comfort.

R. Neal's picture

There was something in the

There was something in the paper about a guy who worked at ORNL. Same guy? Think it said his wife is a teacher.

fischbobber's picture

Could be.

We'd lost touch when we all set about raising kids. He should have been in his fifties. My wife was closer to her during her first marriage.

fischbobber's picture

Just checked with my wife.

Same guy.

It's sad and a testament to how dehumanizing this disease can be. The paper did not have permission to release what amounts to medical information.

The ancillary issues of COVID go far beyond where Glenn Jacobs claim they do.

Treehouse's picture

Blount County Hospital

There is a staff member at the hospital who tests positive for Covid-19 but is still allowed to work because she's asymptomatic. That's nuts.

Joe328's picture

Knox County deaths at 21. Any

Knox County deaths at 21. Any opinions why Knox County is have such an increase on deaths while many of surrounding counties are not?

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