Jul 12 2020

According to the Maryville Daily Times,

As of 3pm, July 11, 2020, Blount County, TN, has reported 340 cases of the coronavirus.
8,903 people have been tested.
There have been 122 new cases reported in the past week.
Thus, 3.8% of people tested have tested positive for the coronavirus.
That is up from 2.7% last week.
1,277 people were tested for the coronavirus this week.

Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases tripled in 26 days between June 15 and July 11, rising from 106 cases to 340

There are approximately 133,000 people residing in Blount County, TN.
Thus, 6.7% of the people in Blount County have been tested for the coronavirus.

Three Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.
The three deaths occurred in the early months of the pandemic.

According to the TN Dept. of Health, on 7/7/2020 for the first time Blount County broke the threshold for rate of new covid-19 cases per 100,000 Tennesseans.
Blount County continues to break this threshold, three times the week of July 7.
The ratios are getting higher, e.g. 25.46 vs 26.23.
The Blount County ratios are higher than Knox County, a more populated county.
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. Sevier County has been above this threshold for 14 days.

Be careful out there.
Wear a mask!

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