Jul 15 2021
06:18 am

As of 7/14/2021,

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

the Knox County Health Department reports 42,935 coronavirus cases and 8,668 probable cases.

There have been 650 deaths due to coronavirus in Knox County.
That is up from 602 total deaths reported as of March 19, 2021. Forty-eight deaths in 4 months, average 12 deaths a month.

Deaths by age group:

14 in the 18-44 age group (2%) (increase of 27% since 3/19/21)
101 in the 45-64 age group (16%) (increase of 22% since 3/19/21)
147 in the 65-74 age group (23%) (increase of 5% since 3/19/21)
388 in the 75+ age group (60%) (increase of 6% since 3/19/21)

As of 7/13/2021, there are 43 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Knox County, 11 in ICU. That's up from a low of 21 on 7/4/21 and has been rising since.

As of July 13, 2021, ICU bed available capacity is at 6.3%, with 317 total available ICU beds. However, I'm not sure how there is a total capacity for ICU beds of 317 when the current census reported is 397.

As of July 14, 2021, the TN Dept of Health reports the average positivity rate over the past 7 days is 5.6%.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 7/14/2021:
% with 2 doses - 45.42%
% with at least 1 dose - 49.09%

fischbobber's picture

Deaths getting pushed to younger demographics

The increase in deaths in younger demographics is concerning. Equally concerning is the lack of a plan to reduce and mitigate the effects of Covid in our schools. It appears the plan in Knox County is to ignore the virus and just pretend it doesn’t exist. Yeah, that’s the ticket. That strategy sounds like it will work to me.

bizgrrl's picture

As of July 22, 2021, the TN

As of July 22, 2021, the TN Dept of Health reports the average positivity rate over the past 7 days is 10.9%, nearly double the rate on 7/14/2021.

fischbobber's picture

Daily New Cases

Daily new case rates have tripled and active cases are doubling every week. It takes about two weeks for any mitigating practices installed to show up in our numbers.This wave will come fast and hard. One could argue that ir will begin to recede after the end of September when we are projected (at current practices and rate of growth) to have two hundred and fifty thousand active cases.

There is an emergency meeting of the Board of Health this Wednesday. Of course, the Board doesn't have any power to act. County Commission and the Mayor now control total power for handling this pandemic. We are officially being governed under mob rule.

Costco still has product on their shelves. Now, would be a good time to stock up on whatever one will need for quarantine and/or isolation. Provincetown has one of the highest vaccination rates in the nation, yet, as a tourist destination, the non-vaccinated come and go and leave the virus. Over sixty percent of new reported active cases are vaccinated. The good news is that those folks won't tie up hospital or morgue spaces. The bad news is that they are down for at least two weeks anyway. The unvaccinated are the problem.

As I read the number of total Knox County deaths from 2020, 1471, and juxtapose our current death rate from Covid , 1.25%, to our projected number of active cases on the last weekend of September, about 250,000, I get a projected number of 3125 deaths, over twice the deaths in Knox County. Like most unmitigated estimates, when one looks at the initial projections, one has to say, this can't be right. My gross death number is incorrect, and I'm sorry to say, I can't figure out how to access the correct number. My projected number for covid is based on no changes in mitigating the spread of Delta. Any way you look at it, it doesn't shape up well. Covid may do what the government won't. Shut our area down completely. Watch hospitalization numbers.

I'm sorry to say there's not a lot of good news. Hope something changes. This one will hit fast and hard, it would appear.

fischbobber's picture

And then there's hope.


Stand up to these people every chance you get. Don't back down.

bizgrrl's picture

Bet Tucker Carlson never

Bet Tucker Carlson never expected a man from Montana to give him a hard time.

fischbobber's picture

Or anybody

Or anyone for that matter. Bombastic narcissist bullies seem to think everyone agrees with them.

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