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!



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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.

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