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Nov 21 2022
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From Knox County, as of 11/12/2022,
and from State of Tennessee as of 11/12/2022,

since the inception of COVID-19, approx. 1/23/2020...

The Knox County Health Department reports 112,292 coronavirus cases and 38,054 probable cases.
1,051 cases in 35 days, averaging 30 cases a day. No reduction in daily cases.

There have been 1,539 deaths due to coronavirus in Knox County.
That is up from 1,515 total deaths as of 10/08/2022.
24 deaths in 35 days. Nearly 5 deaths a week.

Deaths by age group (age breakdown as of 11/12/2022, Knox County count of 1,539 deaths ):

1 in the 0-17 age group (0%) (0% (+0) (no increase since 10/08/22)
65 in the 18-44 age group (4%) (1.5% (+1) (no increase since 10/08/22)
312 in the 45-64 age group (20%) (2 additional deaths 10/08/22)
353 in the 65-74 age group (23%) (4 additional deaths since 10/08/22)
808 in the 75+ age group (53%) ((18 additional deaths since 10/08/22)

As of 11/12/2022, there are
53 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in the Knox County region. Only one less than the hospitalizations on 10/08/2022 (54 hospitalized). Nearly three times the hospitalizations on 5/14/2022 (19 hospitalized).

As of 11/12/2022 there are
8 COVID-19 patients in ICU. An increase of 3 patients from the number reported on 10/08/2022.

Hospitalizations still are not below the low of 21 on 7/4/21.

As of November 12, 2022, ICU bed available capacity is at 14.2%
of 317 total ICU beds. Down from 18.3% on October 8, 2022.

As of November 12, 2022, the TN Dept of Health reports the average positivity rate over the past 7 days is 13% ,down from the previous rate of 15% reported on 10/08/2022.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 11/21/2022:

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