Approximately 10 Blount County residents a month are dying from the coronavirus.
Approximately 800 Blount County residents test positive for the coronavirus each month.

The past two weeks have had the highest death rate from Coronavirus since the pandemic began.

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 14.8%.*** (TN County Data Snapshot)
That's a 3.4% increase from 2 weeks ago.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government reporting,

As of October 30, 2020, Blount County, TN, has reported
3,554 cases of the coronavirus.

There have been 553 new cases reported in the past two weeks.

40,980 people have been tested in Blount County.
Thus, 8.7% of people tested have tested positive for the coronavirus.

4,740 people were tested for the coronavirus in the past two weeks.

Blount County's positive COVID-19 cases increased by 18.4% in the past two weeks, from 3,001 to 3,554.
Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from 106 cases on June 15 to 3,554 cases October 30.

There are approximately 133,000 people residing in Blount County, TN.
Thus, 30.8% 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 20 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized at Blount Memorial Hospital.
There are 5 COVID-19 patients currently in the ICU at Blount Memorial Hospital.
Blount Memorial Hospital currently has 11 available ICU beds.
As of Oct. 30, 2020, It appears Blount Memorial Hospital has reduced the number of ICU beds from 22 to 16.
As of Oct. 16, 2020, It appears Blount Memorial Hospital has upped the number of ICU beds from 15 to 22.

Forty-one Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.
Ten of these deaths occurred in the past two weeks (10/17 thru 10/30).

Be careful out there.
Wear a mask!



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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.
One death occurred in the week of 9/18/2020.
Three deaths occurred in the week of 9/25/2020.
One death occurred in the week of 10/2/2020.
Three deaths occurred in the week of 10/9/2020.
Ten deaths occurred in the two weeks of 10/17/2020.

Be careful out there.
Wear a mask!

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