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Sep 28 2020
10:25 am

The county has reported 81 total coronavirus-related deaths, 76 of which have come since July 2.
The county reported 19 deaths in the month of August and 23 so far in September.

The Knox County Health Department reports
9,590 coronavirus cases and 415 probable cases.

That's 542 new cases in the past week,

That's a 6% increase over a week ago.

There are 39 Knox County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized.
Ten more than a week ago.

There have been 81 total deaths in Knox County from COVID-19.
Eight deaths due to COVID-19 in the past week.

That's a 11% increase in deaths in the past week (73 as of September 19).

5 in the 18-44 age group (6%)
19 in the 45-64 age group (23%)
20 in the 65-74 age group (25%)
37 in the 75+ age group (46%)

Tests conducted on Knox County residents are dropping again,
3,709 week of Sept 13, 4,241 week of Sept. 6, 4,388 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 22, 2020, ICU Bed availability is at 18.0%. (278 ICU beds total with 50 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, then the week of Sept. 22 ICU bed capacity has been reduced back down 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.)

The County Health Department has a map with the number of coronavirus cases per zip code.
On September 24, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
(last reported on September 10)

37916 has the most cases with 787 738 cases (population 12,507) (6.6% increase)
37918 with 764 cases (population 44,476) (13.5% increase)
37920 with 760 cases (population 39,000) (14.8% increase)
37921 with 703 cases (population 28,000) (11.0% increase)
37919 with 549 cases (population 28,000) (14.1% increase)
37922 with 532 cases (population 41,539) (14.9% decrease)
37917 with 477 cases (population 27,000) (11.2% increase)
37923 with 467 cases (population 30,000) (11.2% decrease)

Be careful out there.

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