Hamilton County Has 1 New COVID Death, 106 New Cases

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Hamilton County reported 106 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 73 patients hospitalized and 16 in Intensive Care Units. Six others were in the hospital with suspected COVID. Of those hospitalized, 21 are county residents.

The new total of cases in Hamilton County is 40,224.

There was one more death from the virus in the county reported since Monday, a white female between the ages of 71-80, bringing the total to 450.  

The number of those who have recovered from coronavirus in Hamilton County is 38,608, which is 96 percent, and there are 1,166 active cases. 

The number of coronavirus cases in Tennessee is at 767,315 on Tuesday with 1,226 new cases. There have been 45 more deaths from the virus, for a total of 11,189, state Health Department officials said.

The state currently has 998 people hospitalized from the virus, 38 more than on Monday.

Testing numbers are above 6.693 million across the state. 

The number of people who have recovered from coronavirus in Tennessee is 741,057, 97 percent.

Here are the numbers by county:

Bledsoe County:  1,979 cases, up 2; 10 deaths

Bradley County:  12,699 cases, up 45; 137 deaths

Grundy County: 1,657 cases, up 3; 30 deaths, up 1

Marion County: 2,891 cases, up 9; 44 deaths

Meigs County: 1,254 cases, up 3; 20 deaths

Polk County: 1,732 cases, up 7; 21 deaths

Rhea County: 4,112 cases, up 1; 72 deaths

Sequatchie County: 1,536 cases, up 3; 27 deaths

Knox County: 45,139 cases, up 82; 569 deaths, up 5

Davidson County: 80,598 cases, up 147; 835 deaths, up 2

Shelby County: 86,383 cases, up 148; 1,451 deaths


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