Hamilton County Has 4 More Virus Deaths And 63 New Cases; Number Of ICU Patients Continues To Drop; Tennessee Has 7 More Deaths

Monday, October 18, 2021

The Hamilton County Health Department reported four more coronavirus deaths on Monday and 63 new positive cases, down from 109 on Friday. The total number of cases in the county now stands at 63,358. The death total is at 642.

It is reported the deaths were all men; three white and one race not determined; two age 51-60 and two age 61-70. 

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is 123 in Hamilton County - down from 142 on Friday. Five more are hospitalized with suspected COVID. There are 32 Hamilton County inpatients and 31 patients are in ICU - down from 34 on Friday. This is the lowest number of ICU patients since Aug. 5

The number of those who have recovered from coronavirus in Hamilton County is 61,503, which is 97 percent. There are 1,213 active cases, down from 1,350 on Friday.

Tennessee reported 540 new cases on Monday, for a total of 1,266,652 coronavirus cases. 

There were seven more deaths in Tennessee reported on Monday, for a total of 15,887.

The state currently has 1,426 people hospitalized from the virus, 22 fewer than the day before.

The number of coronavirus tests that have been administered in the state is 10.170 million.

There have been 1,228,447 Tennesseans that have recovered from the virus, which is 97 percent.

Here are the numbers by county, last updated Friday:

Bledsoe County:  3,471 cases, up 16; 17 deaths

Bradley County:  21,914 cases, up 39; 187 deaths

Grundy County: 2,788 cases, up 10; 37 deaths

Marion County: 5,708 cases, up 14; 52 deaths

McMinn County: 10,387 cases, up 42; 127 deaths, up 2

Meigs County: 2,153 cases, up 6; 28 deaths

Polk County: 3,164 cases, up 14; 29 deaths, up 1

Rhea County: 6,921 cases, up 12; 91 deaths

Sequatchie County: 2,955 cases, up 13; 32 deaths

Knox County: 77,662 cases, up 247; 895 deaths, up 10

Davidson County: 120,131 cases, up 292; 1,133 deaths, up 3

Shelby County: 143,276 cases, up 258; 2,203 deaths, up 9


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A man on Glendon Drive told police he recently had his car fixed and was driving it out of his driveway when the brakes failed. During this time, he also realized the vehicle was on fire and pulled into the middle of the street. The vehicle was a silver Nissan Altima 2021 (TN tag). The vehicle did come back to the owner. He said he was fine with no injuries and denied EMS. Fire ... (click for more)

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