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Nov 1 2020
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Coronavirus cases rising steadily, up 14.4% in the past two weeks.
Coronavirus deaths rising steadily, 12 deaths in the past two weeks.
Nearly a death a day.

** Positivity rate = 13.23% *** 7-day average is 9.9%.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.
As of October 25, 2020, Knox County is in the Red Zone.

The Knox County Health Department reports

13,137 coronavirus cases and 665 probable cases.

That's 1,658 new cases in the past two weeks,
That's a 14.4% increase over two weeks ago.

There are 67 Knox County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized.
One more than two weeks ago.

There have been 105 deaths in Knox County from COVID-19.
Twelve deaths due to COVID-19 in the past two weeks.
That's a 12.9% increase in deaths in the past two weeks (93 as of October 17).

5 in the 18-44 age group (5%)
21 in the 45-64 age group (20%)
25 in the 65-74 age group (24%)
54 in the 75+ age group (51%)

As of October 27, 2020, ICU Bed availability is at 12.9% (278 ICU beds total with 36 beds available) .
ICU bed availability is down as compared to two weeks ago.
(Note, the week of 9/1/2020, ICU bed capacity was 278, then the week of 9/8/2020, ICU bed capacity was raised to 374, then the week of Sept. 22 ICU bed capacity has been reduced back down to 278.)
(Note, prior to the 8/4/2020 report, ICU bed capacity was 272. It would appear that Knox County hospitals have increased ICU bed capacity by 6 beds.)

The County Health Department has a map with the number of coronavirus cases per zip code.
On October 29, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
(last reported on October 16)

37918 has the most cases with 1,136 cases (population 44,476) (15.6% increase)
37920 with 1,031 cases (population 39,000) (11.8% increase)
37916 with 915 cases (population 12,507) (6.4% increase)
37921 with 886 cases (population 28,000) (25.08% increase)
37922 with 775 cases (population 41,539) (18.7% increase)
37919 with 729 cases (population 28,000) (12.2% increase)
37923 with 675 cases (population 30,000) (16.2% increase)
37917 with 623 cases (population 27,000) (12.1% increase)

Be careful out there.

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