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Aug 30 2021
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From Knox County, as of 8/26/2021,
and from State of Tennessee as of 8/27/2021,

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

the Knox County Health Department reports 48,082 coronavirus cases and 10,804 probable cases. Over 200 cases a day as compared to two weeks prior (7/28/2021 to 8/11/2021) with nearly 100 new cases a day.

There have been 692 deaths due to coronavirus in Knox County.
That is up from 669 total deaths reported as of August 13, 2021.
23 deaths in just over 2 weeks as compared to two weeks prior (7/30/2021 to 8/13/2021) with 14 deaths in 2 weeks.
8 of those deaths reported in two days, from 8/26/2021 and 8/27/2021.

Deaths by age group (age breakdown as of 8/26/2021, 684 cases):

15 in the 18-44 age group (2%) (no increase since 8/11/21)
115 in the 45-64 age group (17%) (increase of 8% since 8/11/21)
156 in the 65-74 age group (23%) (increase of 3% since 8/11/21)
398 in the 75+ age group (58%) (increase of 2.0% since 8/11/21)

As of 8/25/2021, there are
567 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in the Knox County region (up from 333 as of 8/10/2021, up from 124 as of 7/27/2021, up from 43 as of 7/13/2021),
154 in ICU (up from 96 as of 8/10/2021, up from 32 as of 7/27/2021, up from 11 as of 7/13/2021).
Hospitalizations up from a low of 21 on 7/4/21 and has been rising since.

As of August 26, 2021, ICU bed available capacity is at 0.3% of 317 total ICU beds
As of August 10, 2021, ICU bed available capacity was at 3.5% of 317 total ICU beds.
As of July 27, 2021, ICU bed available capacity was at 6.6% of 317 total ICU beds.

As of August 27, 2021, the TN Dept of Health reports the average positivity rate over the past 7 days is 21.3%, down from 23.4% on 8/12/2021, up from 12.5% on 7/27/2021, up from 5.6% on 7/14/2021.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 8/27/2021:
% with 2 doses - 48.99% (up from 47.28% on 8/13/2021, up from 46.14% on 7/27/2021, up from 45.42% on 7/14/2021)
% with at least 1 dose - 54.66% (up from 52.43% on 8/13/2021, up from 50.22% on 7/27/2021, up from 49.09% on 7/14/2021)

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Knoxville officials say that

Knoxville officials say that Waste Connections "would not pick up items that do not fit into trash carts due to worker absences related to COVID-19. The items that will not be picked up include discarded furniture, electronics and appliances...." "They also said pickup services may run slower than normal, since different drivers may handle neighborhood pickup routes."

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