More COVID-19 deaths were reported in Anderson and Roane counties during the first two weeks of November than in any previous month. That means, with two weeks remaining, November is already the worst month of the pandemic for deaths in both counties.
If current trends continue, there could also be more hospitalizations this month than in any previous month in both counties.
Anderson County reported four more deaths due to COVID-19 between Friday and Sunday, and five since Wednesday. The county has had six more hospitalizations in the past seven days.
Roane County reported four more deaths since Tuesday and seven additional hospitalizations.
Roane County has almost as many cases in the first 15 days of November as it had in all of October—514 cases so far this month, compared to 543 last month (95 percent).
Anderson County has reported 76 percent as many cases in the first half of November as it reported in all of October.
Knox County has reported 67 percent as many cases so far in November as it reported in all of October.
The increases have been reported as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have grown at alarming rates across the state and country.
Until this month, the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Anderson County had been five in September. There have been seven deaths so far in November.
The highest number of hospitalizations in Anderson County is still 16 in July. This month, the county had 12 hospitalizations in the first 15 days. If that trend continues, hospitalizations in November would exceed the total in July.
The highest number of deaths in Roane County had been four in September. It’s six so far this month.
The highest number of hospitalizations in Roane County remains 15 in September. This month, there were nine hospitalizations in the first 15 days. That puts Roane County on track to pass the September hospitalization total in November, if current trends continue.
Knox County has reported 19 more deaths this month and 58 more hospitalizations.
Total cases, deaths, hospitalizations
Anderson County has reported 2,359 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March. There have been 23 deaths and 61 hospitalizations.
Roane County has reported 1,974 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March. There have been 14 deaths and 48 hospitalizations.
Knox County has reported 15,959 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March. There have been 115 deaths and 520 hospitalizations.
|November (through Nov. 15)||491||7||12|
|November (through Nov. 15)||514||6||9|
|November (through Nov. 15)||2514||19||58|