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Jul 12 2020
06:31 am

The Knox County Health Department reports 1,567 coronavirus cases and 51 probable cases.

That's 381 new cases in the past week, with 17, 93, 70, 54, 65, 41, 41 as the cases per day for the past week.
That's a 32% increase over last week.

According to the TN Dept. of Health, on 6/27/2020 for the first time Knox County broke the threshold for rate of new covid-19 cases per 100,000 Tennesseans.
Knox County continues to break this threshold, three times the week of June 28, three times the week of July 5.
The ratios are getting higher, e.g. 15.14 vs 21.95.
This threshold is used for decision making processes, e.g. long term care facilities in counties below the threshold for 14 consecutive days may consider allowing visitors. Sevier County has been above this threshold for 14 days.

There are 38 Knox County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized.
That's more than double the number of cases (17) hospitalized last week.

There have been ten total deaths in Knox County from COVID-19.
That's double the number of deaths from two weeks ago (June 27).
One of our citizens died two weeks ago from the coronavirus.
Four people died this past week.

As of July 7, 2020, ICU Bed availability is down again to 7.7%. (272 ICU beds total with 21 beds available)
As of June 30, 2020, ICU Bed availability was 11.0% (272 ICU beds total with 30 beds available).
As of June 25, 2020, ICU Bed availability was at 14.3% (272 ICU beds total with 39 beds available).

The County Health Department has a map with the number of coronavirus cases per zip code.
On July 9, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
37921 has the most cases with 175 (population 28,000) (38.9% increase), then
37920 with 129 cases (population 39,000) (59.3% increase).
37917 with 113 cases (population 27,000) (46.8% increase)
37923 with 103 cases (population 30,000) (21.2% increase) and



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On July 2, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
37921 has the most cases with 126 (population 28,000) (28.5% increase), then
37923 with 85 cases (population 30,000) (23.2% increase) and
37920 with 81 cases (population 39,000) (32.8% increase).
37917 with 77 cases (population 27,000) (40.0% increase)

On June 25, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
37921 has the most cases with 98 (population 28,000), then
37923 with 69 cases (population 30,000) and
37920 with 61 cases (population 39,000) .
37917 with 55 cases (population 27,000)

On June 21, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
37921 has the most cases with 72 (population 28,000), then
37923 with 62 cases (population 30,000) and
37920 with 43 cases (population 39,000) .
37917 with 43 cases (population 27,000)

On June 14, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
37921 has the most cases with 57 (population 28,000), then
37923 with 56 cases (population 30,000) and
37920 with 39 cases (population 39,000) .

On May 31, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
37923 has the most cases with 35 (population 30,000), then
37919 with 30 cases (population 28,000) and
37920 with 30 cases (population 39,000

Mike Knapp's picture

Thank you so much bizgrrl

For helping us keep a handle on the developing pandemic situation.

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