The Knox County Health Department reports
9,048 coronavirus cases and 373 probable cases.

That's 862 new cases in the past week, with
121, 64, 219, 66, 151, 77, 164
as the cases per day for the past week.

That's a 10.5% increase over a week ago.

There are 29 Knox County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized.

There have been 73 total deaths in Knox County from COVID-19.
Six deaths due to COVID-19 in the past week.

That's a 9% increase in deaths in the past week (67 as of September 12).

5 in the 18-44 age group (7%)
17 in the 45-64 age group (23%)
19 in the 65-74 age group (26%)
32 in the 75+ age group (44%)

Tests conducted on Knox County residents increased again in the past week..
4,333 week of August 30, 3,660 week of August 23, 4,139 week of August 16, 4,150 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 higher number of tests done at the end of June and the first two weeks of July,
4,425 week of June 28, 5,401 week of July 5, 5,994 week of July 12.

As of September 15, 2020, ICU Bed availability is at 16.5%. (278 ICU beds total with 46 beds available) .
(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, now ICU bed capacity has been reduced again 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.)

According to the TN Dept. of Health, Knox County continues to break the threshold for rate of new covid-19 cases per 100,000 Tennesseans. 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.

The County Health Department has a map with the number of coronavirus cases per zip code.
On September 17, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
(last reported on September 10)

37916 has the most cases with 738 cases (population 12,507) (21.2% increase)
37918 with 673 cases (population 44,476) (21.3% increase)
37920 with 662 cases (population 39,000) (9.2% increase)
37921 with 633 cases (population 28,000) (7.1% increase), then
37919 with 481 cases (population 28,000) (10.8% increase)
37922 with 463 cases (population 41,539) (8.7% decrease)
37917 with 429 cases (population 27,000) (6.2% increase)
37923 with 420 cases (population 30,000) (9.4% decrease)

Be careful out there.

JaHu's picture

So going by these numbers,

So going by these numbers, the UT campus is the hardest hit area?

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