Anderson County now has more than 200 total COVID-19 cases, and more than 100 are active.
The county reported 219 total COVID-19 cases and 101 active cases on Tuesday. Active cases are total cases minus recoveries and deaths.
The number of total cases has more than doubled since July 2, less than two weeks ago, and the number of active cases has about tripled since then.
Total cases measure how many residents have been infected. Active cases measure patients who have survived and might still have symptoms or are within 21 days of their first diagnosis.
The hospitalizations in Anderson County have not increased as fast as the new cases. On July 2, there were 10 total hospitalizations in Anderson County due to COVID-19. On Tuesday, the Tennessee Department of Health reported there have been 14 total hospitalizations in Anderson County. It’s not clear how many of those patients remain in the hospital.
The number of deaths has remained unchanged since June 4, when the second death due to COVID-19 was reported in Anderson County.[Read more…]