The daily average of new COVID-19 cases in Anderson County the past week fell to a level last seen in early July, about five new cases per day.
Last week’s average of 5.4 new cases per day is about a 40 percent drop from the average nine new cases reported per day during the previous week.
It’s the third straight week of a decline in the average number of new cases per day in Anderson County.
Although it’s falling, the seven-day average remains higher than it was in late June, before the case growth started to accelerate in the county.
The highest seven-day average, as calculated by Oak Ridge Today, was in late July, when Anderson County averaged more than 24 new cases of COVID-19 per day. July appears to have been the worst month of the pandemic so far.[Read more…]