Mon
Sep 28 2020
10:27:am

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government reporting,
As of September 25, 2020, Blount County, TN, has reported
2,507 cases of the coronavirus.

There have been 118 new cases reported in the past week.

30,544 people have been tested in Blount County.
Thus, 8.2% of people tested have tested positive for the coronavirus.

1,754 people were tested for the coronavirus in the past 7 days.

Blount County's positive COVID-19 cases increased by 4% in the past week, from 2,411 to 2,507.
Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from 106 cases on June 15 to 2,507 cases September 25.

There are approximately 133,000 people residing in Blount County, TN.
Thus, 23.0% 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 8 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized at Blount Memorial Hospital.
There are 4 COVID-19 patients currently in the ICU at Blount Memorial Hospital.
Blount Memorial Hospital currently has 13 available ICU beds.

Twenty-four Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.
One of these deaths occurred in the past week (9/18 thru 9/25).

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.

Be careful out there.
Wear a mask!

Sun
Sep 20 2020
06:51:am

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government reporting,
As of September 18, 2020, Blount County, TN, has reported
2,411 cases of the coronavirus.

There have been 118 new cases reported in the past week.

28,790 people have been tested in Blount County.
Thus, 8.4% of people tested have tested positive for the coronavirus.
That is less than the 8.6% of the last three weeks, (9/11 and 9/4 and 8/28) and up from 8.1% week of 8/21, 7.5% two weeks of 8/8, 7.3% week of 8/1, 6.2% week of 7/25, 4.7% week of 7/19 and 3.8% the week of 7/12.

2,321 people were tested for the coronavirus in the past 7 days.

Blount County's positive COVID-19 cases increased by 5.1% in the past week, from 2,293 to 2,411.
Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from 106 cases on June 15 to 2,411 cases September 18.

There are approximately 133,000 people residing in Blount County, TN.
Thus, 21.6% 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 12 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized at Blount Memorial Hospital.
There are 7 COVID-19 patients currently in the ICU at Blount Memorial Hospital.
Blount Memorial Hospital currently has 13 available ICU beds.

Twenty-three Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.
Four of these deaths occurred in the past week (9/11 thru 9/18).

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.

Be careful out there.
Wear a mask!

Sun
Sep 13 2020
04:06:pm

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government reporting,
As of September 11, 2020, Blount County, TN, has reported
2,293 cases of the coronavirus.

There have been 182 new cases reported in the past week.

26,744 people have been tested in Blount County.
Thus, 8.6% of people tested have tested positive for the coronavirus.
That is the same as last two weeks (9/4 and 8/28) and up from 8.1% week of 8/21, 7.5% two weeks of 8/8, 7.3% week of 8/1, 6.2% week of 7/25, 4.7% week of 7/19 and 3.8% the week of 7/12.

2,321 people were tested for the coronavirus in the past 7 days.

Blount County's positive COVID-19 cases increased by 8.6% in the past week, from 2,111 to 2,293.
Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from 106 cases on June 15 to 2,293 cases September 11.

There are approximately 133,000 people residing in Blount County, TN.
Thus, 20.1% 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.

Nineteen Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.
Two of these deaths occurred in the past week (9/4 thru 9/11).

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.

Be careful out there.
Wear a mask!

Sun
Sep 6 2020
09:16:am

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government reporting,
As of September 4, 2020, Blount County, TN, has reported 2,111 cases of the coronavirus.
There have been 149 new cases reported in the past week.

24,423 people have been tested in Blount County.
Thus, 8.6% of people tested have tested positive for the coronavirus.
That is the same as last week (8/28) and up from 8.1% week of 8/21, 7.5% two weeks of 8/8, 7.3% week of 8/1, 6.2% week of 7/25, 4.7% week of 7/19 and 3.8% the week of 7/12.

1,598 people were tested for the coronavirus in the past 7 days.

Blount County's positive COVID-19 cases increased by 7.6% in the past week, from 1,962 to 2,111.
Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from 106 cases on June 15 to 2,111 cases September 4.

There are approximately 133,000 people residing in Blount County, TN.
Thus, 18.4% 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.

Seventeen Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.
None of these deaths occurred in the past week (8/28 thru 9/4).

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.

Be careful out there.
Wear a mask!

Sun
Aug 30 2020
06:59:am

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government reporting,
As of August 28, 2020, Blount County, TN, has reported 1,962 cases of the coronavirus.
There have been 285 new cases reported in the past week.

22,825 people have been tested in Blount County.
Thus, 8.6% of people tested have tested positive for the coronavirus.
That is up from 8.1% a week ago, 7.5% two weeks of 8/8, 7.3% week of 8/1, 6.2% week of 7/25, 4.7% week of 7/19 and 3.8% the week of 7/12.

2,203 people were tested for the coronavirus in the past 13 days.

Blount County's positive COVID-19 cases increased by 17.0% in the past week, from 1,677 to 1,962.
Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from 106 cases on June 15 to 1,962 cases August 28.

There are approximately 133,000 people residing in Blount County, TN.
Thus, 17.2% 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.

Seventeen Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.
Two of these deaths occurred in the past week (8/22 thru 8/28).

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.

Be careful out there.
Wear a mask!

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday afternoon that 141 inmates at the Blount County Correctional Facility tested positive for COVID-19.
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None of the employees tested positive.

Sun
Aug 23 2020
07:08:am

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government reporting,
As of August 21, 2020, Blount County, TN, has reported 1,677 cases of the coronavirus.
There have been 400 new cases reported in the past two weeks.

20,622 people have been tested in Blount County.
Thus, 8.1% of people tested have tested positive for the coronavirus.
That is up from 7.5% two weeks ago (8/8), 7.3% week of 8/1, 6.2% week of 7/25, 4.7% week of 7/19 and 3.8% the week of 7/12.

3,665 people were tested for the coronavirus in the past 13 days.

Blount County's positive COVID-19 cases increased by 31.3% in the past two weeks, from 1,277 to 1,677.
Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from 106 cases on June 15 to 1,677 cases August 21.

There are approximately 133,000 people residing in Blount County, TN.
Thus, 15.5% 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.

Fifteen Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.
Four of these deaths occurred in the past two weeks (8/8 thru 8/21).

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.

Be careful out there.
Wear a mask!

Tue
Aug 11 2020
09:28:am

Maryville’s Department of Motor Vehicles branch has been closed since Aug. 4 because of the staff shortage. It will reopen Aug. 18, if all goes well.

TDHS Communications Director Wesley Moster said that the shortage came about because of “health reasons.” He would not say whether the closing was related to COVID-19.

The article says the closest options for Blount residents who need license-related service, including reinstatements, are in West Knox County at 430 Montbrook Lane. The branches in Sevierville an Oak Ridge are also mentioned. There is an office at the Strawberry Plains branch and, according to the website, it is open.

It is recommended to make an appointment or call before going to one of the open locations.

Sun
Aug 9 2020
06:46:am

According to the Maryville Daily Times,
As of 3pm, August 8, 2020, Blount County, TN, has reported 1,277 1,089 cases of the coronavirus.
There have been 188 new cases reported in the past week.

16,957 people have been tested in Blount County.
Thus, 7.5% of people tested have tested positive for the coronavirus.
That is up from 7.3% last week (8/1), 6.2% week of 7/25, 4.7% week of 7/19 and 3.8% the week of 7/12.
1,939 people were tested for the coronavirus in the past 7 days.

The number of tests given dropped by 31% (879) in the past week.

Blount County's positive COVID-19 cases increased by 17.2% in the past week, from 1,089 to 1,277.
Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from 106 cases on June 15 to 1,277 cases August 8.

There are approximately 133,000 people residing in Blount County, TN.
Thus, 12.7% of the people in Blount County have been tested for the coronavirus.
However, that may not be true. I don't know 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.

Eleven Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.
Four of these deaths occurred in the past week (8/1 thru 8/8).

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.

Be careful out there.
Wear a mask!


As a group of John Sevier Elementary students were sent home Monday because of COVID-19 exposure from one staff member, officials say another Maryville City Schools employee and several online-only students also have tested positive.
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16 first grade students from a single classroom are now quarantining.
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A student at Coulter Grove Intermediate School tested positive just a few days after the Maryville system opened July 30.

Be careful out there. Don't let up on social-distancing. Wear a mask.

On July 29, 2020, Blount County Schools started a regular schedule of in-person classes for those not opting for on-line learning.

Five days later the school system announced they are changing to a staggered in-person class schedule to reduce class sizes for better protection from COVID-19.

Blount County Schools will switch to a hybrid model for two weeks of learning that will see the number of days children attend school in-person reduced in response to rising COVID-19 cases in the area.

Blount County has had 1,120 cases of coronavirus, according to statistics released Monday by the Tennessee Department of Health. Some 870 of the cases were reported during July.

IMO, this was expected. Too many school systems trying to push in-person learning too soon. The President's advice should be ignored. Students, teachers, staff should not have to fear death by schools insisting on in-person classes.

Sun
Aug 2 2020
12:09:pm

According to the Maryville Daily Times,
As of 3pm, August 1, 2020, Blount County, TN, has reported 1,089 cases of the coronavirus.
There have been 333 new cases reported in the past week.

15,018 people have been tested in Blount County.
Thus, 7.3% of people tested have tested positive for the coronavirus.
That is up from 6.2% last week (7/25), 4.7% week of 7/19 and 3.8% the week of 7/12.
2,818 people were tested for the coronavirus in the past 7 days.

Blount County's positive COVID-19 cases increase by 44% in the past week, from 756 to 1,089.
Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from 106 cases on June 15 to 1,089 cases August 1.

There are approximately 133,000 people residing in Blount County, TN.
Thus, 11.3% of the people in Blount County have been tested for the coronavirus.
However, that may not be true. I don't know 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 (mursing home residents, hospital patients) may get tested multiple times.

Seven Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.
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.

Be careful out there.
Wear a mask!

As compared to August, 2016, voter turnout for the August, 2020, primary is up 52%. So far (as of July 31) 10,270 voters have placed their ballots in 8/2020, versus 6,753 in 8/2016. 2,045 of those were absentee ballots (mail-in) (1,134 Dems and 909 Repubs). Whereas in 2016 there were 457 absentee ballots (120 Dems and 310 Repubs).

Sat
Aug 1 2020
08:14:pm


On Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, officials said that there were 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Alcoa High School. There was also one confirmed case of COVID-19 at Alcoa Elementary School, they said.
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On July 24, a person also tested positive for COVID-19 in Alcoa City Schools Middle School.

5 cases in 7 days. Alcoa City Schools has just under 2,000 students.

Be careful out there.

Thu
Jul 30 2020
09:10:am

We've been waiting a while. Finally, Publix is coming to Blount County. I wish they had chosen Alcoa, but Foothills Mall is a good location. Many thanks to the employee owned Publix.

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