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Aug 23 2020
06:52 am

The Knox County Health Department reports
5,821 coronavirus cases and 208 probable cases.

That's 1,220 new cases in the past two weeks, with
107, 85, 84, 68, 99, 99, 111 and
73, 111,54, 45, 127, 47, 119
as the cases per day for the past two weeks.
That's a 26.6% increase over two weeks ago.

There are 40 Knox County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized.

There have been 53 total deaths in Knox County from COVID-19.
That's a 20% increase in deaths in the past 2 weeks (44 as of August 8).
5 in the 18-44 age group (9%)
16 in the 45-64 age group (30%)
9 in the 65-74 age group (17%)
23 in the 75+ age group (44%)

Tests conducted on Knox County residents has declined in the last weeks of July into August
3,827 week of August 9, 4,532 week of August 2, 4,412 week of July 19, 4,219 week of July 26
as compared to the steadily increasing testing done in the three prior weeks
4,425 week of June 28, 5,401 week of July 5, 5,994 week of July 12.

As of August 18, 2020, ICU Bed availability is down at 18.0%. (278 ICU beds total with 50 beds available) (Note, prior to the 8/4/2020 report, ICU bed capacity was 272. It would appear that Knox County has increased ICU bed capacity by 6 beds.)

The County Health Department has a map with the number of coronavirus cases per zip code.
On August 20, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
(last reported on August 8)
37921 has the most cases with 495 (population 28,000) (19.0% increase), then
37920 with 449 cases (population 39,000) (19.4% increase)
37918 with 415 cases (population 44,476) (30.9% increase)
37917 with 339 cases (population 27,000) (20.6% increase)
37922 with 334 cases (population 41,539) (increase not calculated, 37922 not in top 5 since June 14)
37919 with 330 cases (population 28,000) (18.3% increase)
37923 with 326 cases (population 30,000) (21.2% increase)

Be careful out there.

bizgrrl's picture

Interesting that Knox County

Interesting that Knox County has 40 Coronavirus cases hospitalized and Blount County has 25. Knox County has over 3 times the population of Blount County.

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