*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 45.4% as of 1/15/2022. *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
A 60% increase over the rate of 27.5% from 1/3/2022, which was already an increase over the 11.5% from 12/20/2021. Six times the rate of 7.2% as of 7/13/2021.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

It does not appear the the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government has updated their Covide-19 website since the last report on 1/3/2022.

According to the TN County Data Snapshot,

As of 1/15/2022 :
338 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus. That is 13 deaths in 17 days.

As of January 15, 2022, Blount County, TN, has reported
30,237 cases of the coronavirus.

As of 1/20/2022 (from Blount Memorial Hospital Facebook page):
There are 47 Blount County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized (more than double the number reported on 12/23/2021), 5 in ICU.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 1/19/2022:

% with 2 doses - 49.40% (up from 48.85% on 1/3/2022, up from 48.52% on 12/20/2021, up from 47.27% on 11/18/2021, up from 46.79% on 10/20/2021, up from 43.75%, up from 41.98% on 8/27/2021, up from 40.53% on 8/11/2021, up from 40.07% on 8/2/2021, up from 39.17% on 7/14/2021).

% with at least 1 dose - 54.08% (up from 53.45% on 1/3/2022, up from 53.03% on 12/20/2021, up from 51.78% on 11/18/2021, up from 50.84% on 10/20/2021, up from 49.59%, up from 47.22% 8/27/2021, up from 44.93% on 8/11/2021, up from 43.92% on 8/2/2021, up from 42.36% on 7/14/2021).

Sheesh, come on people. Get vaccinated. You may not be having a problem or if you do you may not have it bad or maybe you don't even care if you have to get monoclonal antibodies or get admitted to the hospital. There are a lot of us out there who want to not have to go through all of that. Maybe your are okay with something that treats intestinal worms that you heard about on the internets (social media). But, come on. Don't you understand that if everyone that is eligible gets vaccinated we can eradicate COVID-19?

Be careful out there.
Get vaccinated!
Wear a mask!



continued...

As of 12/27/2020:
Ninety-four Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 05/14/2021:
One hundred Ninety-six Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 07/12/2021:
200 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 08/2/2021:
203 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 08/11/2021:
207 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 08/27/2021:
212 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 09/22/2021:
235 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 10/20/2021:
265 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 11/22/2021:
272 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 12/20/2021:
285 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 12/29/2021:
325 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 1/15/2022:
338 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 27.5% as of 1/03/2022. *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
More than double the rate of 11.5% from 12/20/2021, which was already an increase of 15% from 11/21/2021. Four times the rate of 7.2% as of 7/13/2021.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government, and TN County Data Snapshot,

As of 12/29/2021:
325 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus. That is 40 deaths in 9 days. More than four people a day in Blount County, TN, are dying from the coronavirus, up from three people a week just over a week ago.

As of January 3, 2022, Blount County, TN, has reported
26,253 cases of the coronavirus. 958 cases in the last 9 days.

Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from:
106 cases on June 15, 2020,
to 9,365 cases on December 27, 2020,
to 15,559 cases on March 14, 2021,
to 15,993 on July 12, 2021,
to 16,419 on August 2, 2021.
to 17,006 on August 11, 2021.
to 18,522 on August 27, 2021 (1,516 cases in 2 weeks).
to 21,998 on September 22, 2021 (3,476 cases in 3 weeks).
to 23,542 on October 20, 2021 (1,544 cases in 30 days).
to 24,180 on November 18, 2021 (638 cases in 30 days).
to 25,295 on December 20, 2021 (1,115 cases in 30 days).
to 26,253 on January 3, 2022 (958 cases in 9 days).

As of 12/23/2021:
There are 19 Blount County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized (up 19%), 6 in ICU.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 1/03/2022:

% with 2 doses - 48.85% (up from 48.52% on 12/20/2021, up from 47.27% on 11/18/2021, up from 46.79% on 10/20/2021, up from 43.75%, up from 41.98% on 8/27/2021, up from 40.53% on 8/11/2021, up from 40.07% on 8/2/2021, up from 39.17% on 7/14/2021).

% with at least 1 dose - 53.45% (up from 53.03% on 12/20/2021, up from 51.78% on 11/18/2021, up from 50.84% on 10/20/2021, up from 49.59%, up from 47.22% 8/27/2021, up from 44.93% on 8/11/2021, up from 43.92% on 8/2/2021, up from 42.36% on 7/14/2021).

Sheesh, come on people. Get vaccinated. You may not be having a problem or if you do you may not have it bad or maybe you don't even care if you have to get monoclonal antibodies or get admitted to the hospital. There are a lot of us out there who want to not have to go through all of that. Maybe your are okay with something that treats intestinal worms that you heard about on the internets (social media). But, come on. Don't you understand that if everyone that is eligible gets vaccinated we can eradicate COVID-19?

Be careful out there.
Get vaccinated!
Wear a mask!

Continued...

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 11.5% as of 12/20/2021. *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
An increase of 15% from 11/21/2021. 60% higher than the rate of 7.2% as of 7/13/2021.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government, and TN County Data Snapshot,

As of 12/20/2021:
285 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus. That is 13 deaths in 30 days. More than three people a week in Blount County, TN, are dying from the coronavirus, up from two people a week last month.

As of December 20, 2021, Blount County, TN, has reported
25,295 cases of the coronavirus. 1,115 cases in the past month.

Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from:
106 cases on June 15, 2020,
to 9,365 cases on December 27, 2020,
to 15,559 cases on March 14, 2021,
to 15,993 on July 12, 2021,
to 16,419 on August 2, 2021.
to 17,006 on August 11, 2021.
to 18,522 on August 27, 2021 (1,516 cases in 2 weeks).
to 21,998 on September 22, 2021 (3,476 cases in 3 weeks).
to 23,542 on October 20, 2021 (1,544 cases in 30 days).
to 24,180 on November 18, 2021 (638 cases in 30 days).
to 25,295 on December 20, 2021 (1,115 cases in 30 days).

As of 12/20/2021:
There are 16 Blount County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized (up 33%), 5 in ICU (only 1 a month ago).

Vaccinations reported, last updated 12/20/2021:
% with 2 doses - 48.52% (up from 47.27% on 11/18/2021, up from 46.79% on 10/20/2021, up from 43.75%, up from 41.98% on 8/27/2021, up from 40.53% on 8/11/2021, up from 40.07% on 8/2/2021, up from 39.17% on 7/14/2021).
% with at least 1 dose - 53.03% (up from 51.78% on 11/18/2021, up from 50.84% on 10/20/2021, up from 49.59%, up from 47.22% 8/27/2021, up from 44.93% on 8/11/2021, up from 43.92% on 8/2/2021, up from 42.36% on 7/14/2021).

Sheesh, come on people. Get vaccinated. You may not be having a problem or if you do you may not have it bad or maybe you don't even care if you have to get monoclonal antibodies or get admitted to the hospital. There are a lot of us out there who want to not have to go through all of that. Maybe your are okay with something that treats intestinal worms that you heard about on the internets (social media). But, come on. Don't you understand that if everyone that is eligible gets vaccinated we can eradicate COVID-19?

Be careful out there.
Get vaccinated!
Wear a mask!

Continued...

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 10.0% as of 11/21/2021. *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
40% higher than the rate of 7.2% as of 7/13/2021.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government, and TN County Data Snapshot,

As of 11/22/2021:
272 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus. That is 7 deaths in 30 days. Two people a week in Blount County, TN, are dying from the coronavirus.

As of November 18, 2021, Blount County, TN, has reported
24,180 cases of the coronavirus.

Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from:
106 cases on June 15, 2020,
to 9,365 cases on December 27, 2020,
to 15,559 cases on March 14, 2021,
to 15,993 on July 12, 2021,
to 16,419 on August 2, 2021.
to 17,006 on August 11, 2021.
to 18,522 on August 27, 2021 (1,516 cases in 2 weeks).
to 21,998 on September 22, 2021 (3,476 cases in 3 weeks).
to 23,542 on October 20, 2021 (1,544 cases in 30 days).
to 24,180 on November 18, 2021 (638 cases in 30 days).

As of 11/18/2021:
There are 12 Blount County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized, 1 in ICU.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 11/18/2021:
% with 2 doses - 47.27%, up from 46.79% on 10/20/2021, up from 43.75%, up from 41.98% on 8/27/2021, up from 40.53% on 8/11/2021, up from 40.07% on 8/2/2021, up from 39.17% on 7/14/2021.
% with at least 1 dose - 51.78%, up from 50.84% on 10/20/2021, up from 49.59%, up from 47.22% 8/27/2021, up from 44.93% on 8/11/2021, up from 43.92% on 8/2/2021, up from 42.36% on 7/14/2021.

Sheesh, come on people. Get vaccinated. You may not be having a problem or if you do you may not have it bad or maybe you don't even care if you have to get monoclonal antibodies or get admitted to the hospital. There are a lot of us out there who want to not have to go through all of that. Maybe your are okay with something that treats intestinal worms that you heard about on the internets (social media). But, come on. Don't you understand that if everyone that is eligible gets vaccinated we can eradicate COVID-19?

Be careful out there.
Get vaccinated!
Wear a mask!

Continued...

I read in the Maryville Daily Times newspaper today that there have been 11 COVID-19 deaths in the past 7 days. For some reason people seem to be forgetting we are in a pandemic and have lost compassion for their fellow persons.

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 12.7% as of 10/20/2021. *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
75% higher than the rate of 7.2% as of 7/13/2021.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government, and TN County Data Snapshot,

As of 10/20/2021:
265 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus. That is 30 deaths in 30 days. One person in Blount County, TN, is dying every day from the coronavirus.

As of October 20, 2021, Blount County, TN, has reported
23,542 cases of the coronavirus.

Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from:
106 cases on June 15, 2020,
to 9,365 cases on December 27, 2020,
to 15,559 cases on March 14, 2021,
to 15,993 on July 12, 2021,
to 16,419 on August 2, 2021.
to 17,006 on August 11, 2021.
to 18,522 on August 27, 2021 (1,516 cases in 2 weeks).
to 21,998 on September 22, 2021 (3,476 cases in 3 weeks).
to 23,542 on October 20, 2021 (1,544 cases in 30 days).

As of 10/19/2021:
There are 22 Blount County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized, 3 in ICU.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 10/20/2021:
% with 2 doses - 46.79%, up from 43.75%, up from 41.98% on 8/27/2021, up from 40.53% on 8/11/2021, up from 40.07% on 8/2/2021, up from 39.17% on 7/14/2021.
% with at least 1 dose - 50.84%, up from 49.59% up, from 47.22% 8/27/2021, up from 44.93% on 8/11/2021, up from 43.92% on 8/2/2021, up from 42.36% on 7/14/2021.

Sheesh, come on people. Get vaccinated. You may not be having a problem or if you do you may not have it bad or maybe you don't even care if you have to get monoclonal antibodies or get admitted to the hospital. There are a lot of us out there who want to not have to go through all of that. Maybe your are okay with something that treats intestinal worms that you heard about on the internets (social media). But, come on. Would you take most of your healthcare advice from some person with no healthcare experience?

Be careful out there.
Get vaccinated!
Wear a mask!

Continued...

Tue
Oct 19 2021
08:43:am

U.S. Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., addressed the Blount County Conservative Coalition at the Blount County Public Library on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, and "decried vaccine mandates and Democrats he said were trying to end "our" way of life."

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 21.5% as of 9/22/2021. *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
Over triple the rate of 7.2% as of 7/13/2021 and still up from 20.1% as of 8/11/2021.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government, and TN County Data Snapshot,

As of September 22, 2021, Blount County, TN, has reported
21,998 cases of the coronavirus.

Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from:
106 cases on June 15, 2020,
to 9,365 cases on December 27, 2020,
to 15,559 cases on March 14, 2021,
to 15,993 on July 12, 2021,
to 16,419 on August 2, 2021.
to 17,006 on August 11, 2021.
to 18,522 on August 27, 2021.
to 21,998 on September 22, 2021.

As of 09/19/2021:
There are 75 Blount County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized, 23 in ICU.
That's nearly triple the numbers from five weeks ago.
That's up 36% from 3 weeks ago.
Based on previous reports, this would indicate the Blount Memorial Hospital ICU is over capacity.

As of 12/27/2020:
Ninety-four Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 05/14/2021:
One hundred Ninety-six Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 07/12/2021:
200 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 08/2/2021:
203 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 08/11/2021:
207 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 08/27/2021:
212 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 09/22/2021:
235 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 9/15/2021:
% with 2 doses - 43.75% up from 41.98% on 8/27/2021, up from 40.53% on 8/11/2021, up from 40.07% on 8/2/2021, up from 39.17% on 7/14/2021.
% with at least 1 dose - 49.59% up from 47.22% 8/27/2021, up from 44.93% on 8/11/2021, up from 43.92% on 8/2/2021, up from 42.36% on 7/14/2021.

Be careful out there.
Get vaccinated!
Wear a mask!

Alcoa City Schools had to close Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, due to illnesses of students and staff.

"Alcoa had 250 student out across its four schools on Wednesday, Sept. 1."

"ACS had a total of 18 teachers out for any reasons..."

This gives the Alcoa City Schools students and staff 5 days to heal since this is a 3 day weekend and Tuesday is a staff professional development day.

As reported today from the Blount Memorial Hospital Facebook page.

Sun
Aug 29 2021
06:39:am

Blount Memorial Hospital has requested assistance from the Tennessee National Guard. In addition, "Blount Memorial has started pulling clinical staff who serve business and industries (e.g. City of Alcoa, Maryville City Schools, Arconic, Denso) back to the hospital to help handle the influx of patients." This may "force employees to seek health services they usually got at their place of work" to get it from other health service facilities.

As of 08/27/2021:
There are 55 Blount County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized, 14 in ICU.
That's double the numbers from two weeks ago.
Based on previous reports, this would indicate the Blount Memorial Hospital ICU is at capacity.

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 23.6% 20.1% as of 08/26/2021 *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
Over triple the rate of 7.2% as of 7/13/2021 and up from 20.1% as of 8/11/2021.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government, TN County Data Snapshot, and the Maryville Daily Times newspaper reporting,

As of August 27, 2021, Blount County, TN, has reported
18,522 cases of the coronavirus.

Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from:
106 cases on June 15, 2020,
to 9,365 cases on December 27, 2020,
to 15,559 cases on March 14, 2021,
to 15,993 on July 12, 2021,
to 16,419 on August 2, 2021.
to 17,006 on August 11, 2021.
to 18,522 on August 27, 2021.

As of 08/27/2021:
There are 55 Blount County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized, 14 in ICU.
That's double the numbers from two weeks ago.
Based on previous reports, this would indicate the Blount Memorial Hospital ICU is at capacity.

As of 12/27/2020:
Ninety-four Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 05/14/2021:
One hundred Ninety-six Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 07/12/2021:
200 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 08/2/2021:
203 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 08/11/2021:
207 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 08/27/2021:
212 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 8/27/2021:
% with 2 doses - 41.98% up from 40.53% on 8/11/2021, up from 40.07% on 8/2/2021, up from 39.17% on 7/14/2021.
% with at least 1 dose - 47.22% up from 44.93% on 8/11/2021, up from 43.92% on 8/2/2021, up from 42.36% on 7/14/2021.

Be careful out there.
Get vaccinated!
Wear a mask!

From the Daily Times,

"Blount County had 104 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in children ages 5-18 in the two weeks ending Aug. 11, according to the Tennessee Department of Health."

"Alcoa City Schools has conducted 41 tests and detected 10 positive cases... five of those cases were staff members." Twenty-five percent of tests are positive for the coronavirus. "39 students or staff members have been quarantined based on the on-campus testing."

"Maryville City Schools has had one positive staff member and three student cases among 45 tests it administered,..."

"Blount County Schools has had 10 student and three staff cases in 105 tests it administered,..."

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 20.1% as of 08/11/2021 *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
Nearly triple the rate of 7.2% as of 7/13/2021 and up from 18.8% as of 8/2/2021.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government reporting,

As of August 11, 2021, Blount County, TN, has reported
17,006 cases of the coronavirus.

Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from:
106 cases on June 15, 2020,
to 9,365 cases on December 27, 2020,
to 15,559 cases on March 14, 2021,
to 15,993 on July 12, 2021,
to 16,419 on August 2, 2021.
to 17,006 on August 11, 2021.
*** More cases in two weeks than the prior 4 months. ***

As of 08/10/2021:
There are 28 Blount County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized, 7 in ICU.
That's nearly 7 times the number of hospitalizations as was on 7/12/2021 and up nearly 50% from 8/2/2021. This is over twice as many cases in ICU as were on 8/2/2021.

As of 12/27/2020:
Ninety-four Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 05/14/2021:
One hundred Ninety-six Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 07/12/2021:
200 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 08/2/2021:
203 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 08/11/2021:
207 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 8/11/2021:
% with 2 doses - 40.53%, up from 40.07% on 8/2/2021, up from 39.17% on 7/14/2021.
% with at least 1 dose - 44.93%, up from 43.92% on 8/2/2021, up from 42.36% on 7/14/2021.

Be careful out there.
Get vaccinated!
Wear a mask!

From the Daily Times,

"Maryville First Baptist Nursery School has closed for the week after multiple cases of COVID-19 (children and teachers) were identified at the facility."

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 18.8% as of 08/2/2021 *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
More than double the rate of 7.2% as of 7/13/2021.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

According to the Maryville, TN (Blount County) government reporting,

As of August 2, 2021, Blount County, TN, has reported
16,419 cases of the coronavirus.

Blount County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen from:
106 cases on June 15, 2020,
to 9,365 cases on December 27, 2020,
to 15,559 cases on March 14, 2021,
to 15,993 on July 12, 2021,
to 16,419 on August 2, 2021.
*** More cases in two weeks than the prior 4 months. ***

As of 08/2/2021:
There are 19 Blount County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized, 3 in ICU.
That's nearly 5 times the number on 7/12/2021.

As of 12/27/2020:
Ninety-four Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 05/14/2021:
One hundred Ninety-six Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 07/12/2021:
200 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

As of 08/2/2021:
203 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 8/2/2021:
% with 2 doses - 40.07%, up from 39.17% on 7/14/2021.
% with at least 1 dose - 43.92%, up from 42.36% on 7/14/2021.

Be careful out there.
Get vaccinated!
Wear a mask!

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