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Sep 15 2022
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From Knox County, as of 9/10/2022,
and from State of Tennessee as of 9/10/2022,

since the inception of COVID-19, approx. 1/23/2020...

The Knox County Health Department reports 110,390 coronavirus cases and 36,428 probable cases.
2,662 cases in 28 days, averaging 95 cases a day. A 20% decrease in cases per day as compared to the report dated 8/13/2022 (120 cases/day).

There have been 1,482 deaths due to coronavirus in Knox County.
That is up from 1,461 total deaths as of 9/10/2022.
21 deaths in 28 days. Just over 5 deaths a week. Less than the 8 deaths a week reported for the last period.

Deaths by age group (age breakdown as of 09/10/2022, Knox County count of 1,482 deaths ):

1 in the 0-17 age group (0%) (0% (+0) no increase since 9/10/22)
64 in the 18-44 age group (4%) (0% (+0) no increase since 9/10/22)
306 in the 45-64 age group (21%) (1% (+2) increase since 9/10/22)
345 in the 65-74 age group (23%) (1% (+3) increase since 9/10/22)
766 in the 75+ age group (52%) (2.1% (+16) increase since 9/10/22)

As of 09/10/2022, there are
123 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in the Knox County region. A 1% decrease over the hospitalizations on 8/13/2022 (124 hospitalized). Over six times the hospitalizations on 5/14/2022 (19 hospitalized).

As of 9/10/2022 there are
21 COVID-19 patients in ICU. A decrease of 1 patient from the number reported on 8/13/2022. More than double the number of ICU patients from 6/18/2022 (9). More than five times the number of ICU patients from 5/14/2022 (4).

Hospitalizations are no longer below the low of 21 on 7/4/21.

As of September 10, 2022, ICU bed available capacity is at 10.10%
of 317 total ICU beds. Down from 14.2% on August 13, 2022. However, the number of available ICU beds decreased from 324 to 317.

As of September 10, 2022, the TN Dept of Health reports the average positivity rate over the past 7 days is 29.5% ,down from the previous rate of 35.4% reported on 8/13/2022. This is still double the rate reported on 5/14/2022 (14.8%), which was double from the 6.9% reported on 4/16/2022.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 9/14/2022:

% with 2 doses - 58.9% (up from 58.7% on 8/17/2022, up from 58.6% on 7/23/2022, up from 58.4% on 6/25/2022)

% with at least 1 dose - 63.9% (up from 63.8% on 8/17/2022, up from 63.5% on 7/23/2022, up from 63.2% on 6/25/2022)

% with a booster shot - 28.5% (up from 28.3% on 8/17/2022, up from 28.0% on 7/23/2022, up from 27.6% on 6/25/2022, up from 25.84% on 5/22/2022)

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