Sat
Nov 20 2021
11:24 am

From Knox County, as of 11/19/2021,
and from State of Tennessee as of 11/19/2021,

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

the Knox County Health Department reports 63,369 coronavirus cases and 16,757 probable cases. Nearly 1,700 cases cases in 31 days, averaging 54 cases a day.

There have been 946 deaths due to coronavirus in Knox County.
That is up from 895 total deaths as of 10/18/2021.
51 deaths in 31 days.

Deaths by age group (age breakdown as of 11/19/2021, Knox County count of 940 cases):

40 in the 18-44 age group (4%) (no increase since 10/18/21)
194 in the 45-64 age group (21%) (increase of 9% since 10/18/21)
234 in the 65-74 age group (25%) (increase of 7% since 10/18/21)
472 in the 75+ age group (50%) (increase of 3.5% since 10/18/21)

As of 11/18/2021, there are
142 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in the Knox County region.

As of 10/15/2021 there are
40 COVID-19 patients in ICU.

Hospitalizations up from a low of 21 on 7/4/21.

As of November 18, 2021, ICU bed available capacity is at 13.9% of 317 total ICU beds.

As of November 18, 2021, the TN Dept of Health reports the average positivity rate over the past 7 days is 6.9%, down from 14.0% on October 18, 2021. Still higher than the 5.6% on 7/14/2021.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 11/18/2021:
% with 2 doses - 54.55% (up from 53.87%10/18/2021, up from 50.68% on 9/17/2021, up from 49.54% on 9/12/2021, up from 48.99% on 8/27/2021, 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 - 59.56% on 11/18/2021 (up from 58.17% on 10/18/2021, up from 57.04% on 9/17/2021, up from 56.10% on 9/12/2021, up from 54.66% on 8/27/2021, up from 52.43% on 8/13/2021, up from 50.22% on 7/27/2021, up from 49.09% on 7/14/2021)

TN Progressive

TN Politics

Knox TN Today

Local TV News

News Sentinel

State News

Local .GOV

Wire Reports

Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid/TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding. (Source)

Search and Archives