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Oct 13 2022
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From Knox County, as of 10/08/2022,
and from State of Tennessee as of 10/08/2022,

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

The Knox County Health Department reports 111,241 coronavirus cases and 37,211 probable cases.
851 cases in 28 days, averaging 30 cases a day.

There have been 1,515 deaths due to coronavirus in Knox County.
That is up from 1,482 total deaths as of 9/10/2022.
33 deaths in 28 days. An increase of 12 deaths from the prior reporting period. Just over 8 deaths a week. More than the 5 deaths a week reported for the last period.

Deaths by age group (age breakdown as of 10/08/2022, Knox County count of 1,515 deaths ):

1 in the 0-17 age group (0%) (0% (+0) no increase since 9/10/22)
65 in the 18-44 age group (4%) (1.5% (+1) increase since 9/10/22)
310 in the 45-64 age group (21%) (1.3% (+4) increase since 9/10/22)
349 in the 65-74 age group (23%) (1.2% (+4) increase since 9/10/22)
790 in the 75+ age group (52%) (3.1% (+24) increase since 9/10/22)

As of 10/08/2022, there are
54 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in the Knox County region. A 56% decrease over the hospitalizations on 9/10/2022 (123 hospitalized). Over three times the hospitalizations on 5/14/2022 (19 hospitalized).

As of 10/08/2022 there are
5 COVID-19 patients in ICU. A decrease of 16 patients from the number reported on 9/10/2022.

Hospitalizations still are no longer below the low of 21 on 7/4/21.

As of October 8, 2022, ICU bed available capacity is at 18.3% of 317 total ICU beds. Up from 10.1% on September 10, 2022.

As of October 8, 2022, the TN Dept of Health reports the average positivity rate over the past 7 days is 15% ,down from the previous rate of 29.5% reported on 9/10/2022. This is still slightly higher than the rate reported on 5/14/2022 (14.8%).

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