Sep 20 2020

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government reporting,
As of September 18, 2020, Blount County, TN, has reported
2,411 cases of the coronavirus.

There have been 118 new cases reported in the past week.

28,790 people have been tested in Blount County.
Thus, 8.4% of people tested have tested positive for the coronavirus.
That is less than the 8.6% of the last three weeks, (9/11 and 9/4 and 8/28) and up from 8.1% week of 8/21, 7.5% two weeks of 8/8, 7.3% week of 8/1, 6.2% week of 7/25, 4.7% week of 7/19 and 3.8% the week of 7/12.

2,321 people were tested for the coronavirus in the past 7 days.

Blount County's positive COVID-19 cases increased by 5.1% in the past week, from 2,293 to 2,411.
Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from 106 cases on June 15 to 2,411 cases September 18.

There are approximately 133,000 people residing in Blount County, TN.
Thus, 21.6% of the people in Blount County have been tested for the coronavirus.
However, that may not be true. it is not known how tests are counted when a single person gets tested multiple times. Certain people in certain fields of work (medical, education, sports) or physical ability (nursing home residents, hospital patients) may get tested multiple times.

There are 12 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized at Blount Memorial Hospital.
There are 7 COVID-19 patients currently in the ICU at Blount Memorial Hospital.
Blount Memorial Hospital currently has 13 available ICU beds.

Twenty-three Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.
Four of these deaths occurred in the past week (9/11 thru 9/18).

Three deaths occurred in the early months of the pandemic.
Three deaths occurred in the week of 7/12/2020.
One death occurred in the week of 7/19/2020.
Four deaths occurred in the week of 8/1/2020.
Four deaths occurred in the two weeks from 8/9 to 8/21/2020.
Two deaths occurred in the week of 8/22/2020.
Zero deaths occurred in the week of 8/28/2020.
Two deaths occurred in the week of 9/4/2020.
Four deaths occurred in the week of 9/11/2020.

Be careful out there.
Wear a mask!

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