Note: This story was updated at 4:45 p.m.
Anderson and Roane counties reported record-high one-day increases in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as the pandemic appears to have returned to or surpassed July levels. Anderson County set another record on Thursday.
Roane County reported 41 new cases on Wednesday, and Anderson County reported 40.
Update: Anderson County reported another record increase on Thursday, 46 new cases. It’s the second day of a record increase in COVID-19 cases in Anderson County.
The previous high in Anderson County was 39 on July 23. Until now, July had been the worst month of the pandemic.
The previous high in Roane County had been 34 on October 23. It followed an earlier peak of 33 on July 23.
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