Sun
Aug 30 2020
06:50 am

The Knox County Health Department reports
6,349 coronavirus cases and 229 probable cases.

That's 528 new cases in the past week, with
49, 109, 50, 34,99, 110, 77
as the cases per day for the past week.

That's a 9.1% increase over a week ago.

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

There have been 56 total deaths in Knox County from COVID-19.
That's a 5.7% increase in deaths in the past week (53 as of August 22).
5 in the 18-44 age group (9%)
16 in the 45-64 age group (28%)
10 in the 65-74 age group (18%)
25 in the 75+ age group (45%)

Tests conducted on Knox County residents has declined in the last weeks of July into August
3,740 week of August 16, 4,136 week of August 9, 4,567 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 25, 2020, ICU Bed availability is up at 20.5%. (278 ICU beds total with 57 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 26, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
(last reported on August 8)
37921 has the most cases with 519 (population 28,000) (4.8% increase), then
37920 with 481 cases (population 39,000) (7.1% increase)
37918 with 460 cases (population 44,476) (10.8% increase)
37917 with 369 cases (population 27,000) (8.8% increase)
37922 with 359 cases (population 41,539) (8.8% increase)
37919 with 346 cases (population 28,000) (4.8% increase)
37923 with 352 cases (population 30,000) (8.0% increase)

Be careful out there.

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