Hamilton County Has 3 More COVID Deaths, State Has 20

Friday, August 7, 2020

The Hamilton County Health Department reported that the total number of Hamilton County resident deaths has risen to 53.

Total cases now are 5,927 in Hamilton County, an increase of 94. There are 4,701 that have recovered from the virus in the county.

The number of COVID patients in Intensive Care is now at 35. There are 90 COVID patients hospitalized as well as 13 more suspected cases.

The number of active cases in Hamilton County was listed at 1,173 - down 19 since Thursday. That is a key measure on how the county schools will open.

Tennessee had 20 more deaths bringing the toll to 1,206. 

There were 2,432 new cases for a total of 118,782.

There were 81 more hospitalized to bring that total to 5,190.

There have been 79,357 people recover from the virus.

Testing numbers are above 1.66 million.

Here are the numbers by county:

Shelby County: 22,635 cases, up 423; 302 deaths, up 2

Davidson County: 20,185 cases, up 184; 212 deaths, up 1

Knox County: 4,407 cases, up 109; 37 deaths

Bledsoe County:  690 cases, up 4; 1 death

Bradley County: 1,874 cases, up 57; 12 deaths

Franklin County: 313 cases, up 9; 4 deaths

Grundy County: 111 cases, up 3; 2 deaths

Marion County: 216 cases, up 3; 4 deaths

McMinn County: 524 cases, up 15; 20 deaths

Meigs County: 101 cases, up 2; no deaths

Monroe County: 407 cases, up 10; 9 deaths

Polk County: 195 cases, up 10; 3 deaths 

Rhea County: 522 cases, up 5; 1 death

Sequatchie County: 102 cases, up 2; 0 deaths

Below are details of deaths 50-53:

#50: 61-70 year old African-American, non-Hispanic male with multiple underlying conditions.

#51: 61-70 year old African-American female with no underlying conditions and who was asymptomatic at the time of testing.

#52: 71-80 year old African-American, non-Hispanic male with multiple underlying conditions.

#53: 71-80 year old white, non-Hispanic male with multiple underlying conditions.

“We send our sincerest sympathies to these families,” said Health Department Administrator Becky Barnes, “We urge everyone to maintain their vigilance against this disease by wearing a mask, practicing social distance, avoiding large gatherings of people in any setting, and practicing good hand washing etiquette.”

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, do not leave your house except to visit a testing location or healthcare provider. If symptoms become worse, seek medical care quickly.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, recent change in smell or taste, headache, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, or other symptoms as recognized by the CDC.

Free Health Department COVID-19 testing is available at the following locations and times:

The Health Department’s testing site at the Alstom Plant, 1125 Riverfront Parkway, Chattanooga, TN 37402, NEW extended hours Monday-Friday 7 a.m.12:30 p.m. (effective Monday) and on weekends from 7-11 a.m. 

Saturday at Faith Family Chattanooga Church, 2505 E 43rd St, Chattanooga, TN 37407, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Sunday at Faith Family Chattanooga Church, 2505 E 43rd St, Chattanooga, TN 37407, from 12-3 p.m.

These sites are open to the public without an appointment or referral. Free transportation is available. Call 315-3994 to make a reservation Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rides to the testing sites must be scheduled the previous day.

Visit these additional Health Department COVID-19 resources:

•        COVID-19 hotline: (423) 209-8383

•        English Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HamiltonTNHealthDept/

•        Spanish Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SaludHamiltonTN/

•        YouTube English: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCkF8VUBQFLiJoxh8Sk10mA

•        YouTube Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwHuLpBFuLOf6hDTOCFbfyQ

•        Website: http://health.hamiltontn.org/

•        Twitter: https://twitter.com/HamiltonHealth



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