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Oct 19 2021
07:40 am

From Knox County, as of 10/18/2021,
and from State of Tennessee as of 10/18/2021,

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

the Knox County Health Department reports 61,676 coronavirus cases and 16,005 probable cases. Over 3,000 cases in 25 days, averaging 120 cases a day.

There have been 895 deaths due to coronavirus in Knox County.
That is up from 822 total deaths as of 9/24/2021.
73 deaths in 25 days.

Deaths by age group (age breakdown as of 10/18/2021, Knox County count of 892 cases):

40 in the 18-44 age group (5%) (increase of 33% since 9/24/21)
178 in the 45-64 age group (20%) (increase of 20% since 9/24/21)
218 in the 65-74 age group (24%) (increase of 12% since 9/24/21)
456 in the 75+ age group (51%) (increase of 6% since 9/24/21)

As of 10/15/2021, there are
311 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in the Knox County region.

As of 10/15/2021 there are
95 COVID-19 patients in ICU.

Hospitalizations up from a low of 21 on 7/4/21.

As of October 17, 2021, ICU bed available capacity is at 10.7% of 317 total ICU beds.
As of September 23, 2021, ICU bed available capacity is at 8.2% of 317 total ICU beds.

As of October 18, 2021, the TN Dept of Health reports the average positivity rate over the past 7 days is 14.0%, down from 18.6% on September 23, 2021, down from 21.2% on 9/10/2021, down from 21.3% on 8/27/2021, down from 23.4% on 8/12/2021, up from 12.5% on 7/27/2021, up from 5.6% on 7/14/2021.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 10/18/2021:
% with 2 doses - 53.87% (up from 50.68% on 9/17/2021, up from 49.54% on 9/12/2021, up from 48.99% on 8/27/2021, up from 47.28% on 8/13/2021, up from 46.14% on 7/27/2021, up from 45.42% on 7/14/2021)
% with at least 1 dose - 58.17% (up from 57.04% on 9/17/2021, up from 56.10% on 9/12/2021, up from 54.66% on 8/27/2021, up from 52.43% on 8/13/2021, up from 50.22% on 7/27/2021, up from 49.09% on 7/14/2021)

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