Hamilton County Has 2 More COVID Deaths, 298 More Cases, 57 In ICU; Tennessee Has 51 More Deaths

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Hamilton County had 298 new coronavirus cases reported on Thursday, bringing the total to 51,293.

There have been two more deaths from the virus, and the total is at 539 in the county. 

There are 206 patients hospitalized and 57 are in intensive care units. Eight more are hospitalized with suspected COVID. There are 99 Hamilton County inpatients.

The number of those who have recovered from coronavirus in Hamilton County is 47,984, which is 94 percent. There are 2,770 active cases. 

The number of coronavirus cases in Tennessee is at 969,998 Thursday with 6,351 new cases. There were 51 more deaths reported, for a total of 13,096, State Health Department officials said.

The state currently has 2,506 people hospitalized from the virus, which is 53 more than on Wednesday. Testing numbers are above 8.779 million across the state.

The number of people who have recovered from coronavirus in Tennessee is 903,208, which is 93 percent.

Here are the numbers by county: 

Bledsoe County:  2,479 cases, up 8; 13 deaths

Bradley County:  16,729 cases, up 83; 159 deaths, up 1

Grundy County: 1,994 cases, up 13; 35 deaths

Marion County: 3,748 cases, up 53; 51 deaths

Meigs County: 1,589 cases, up 17; 24 deaths

Polk County: 2,351 cases, up 10; 25 deaths

Rhea County: 4,955 cases, up 64; 83 deaths

Sequatchie County: 1,982 cases, up 9; 30 deaths

Knox County: 57,013 cases, up 510; 677 deaths, up 2

Davidson County: 99,078 cases, up 488; 986 deaths, up 2

Shelby County: 115,270 cases, up 418; 1,806 deaths, up 16

 

 


Teen Charged With Robbing Highway 58 KFC Employee At Drive-Thru At Gunpoint

Police Blotter: Thief Causing A Ruckus Steals 2 Honey Buns; Woman Says She Was Held Hostage On 4th Avenue

Georgia Reports 91 More COVID Deaths And 2,516 New Cases


A 19-year-old has been charged with robbing an employee at the Highway 58 KFC at gunpoint. Javonte Pratt, of 5011 Irvin Road, was charged with aggravated robbery and filing false reports. ... (click for more)

The clerk at Mapco at 1227 East Main St. said a white male came into the store, caused a "ruckus," and took two honey buns. The clerk told him to leave the property, but he refused. Upon police ... (click for more)

Georgia state health officials reported on Monday there have been 91 additional deaths due to the coronavirus. The current total is 23,958. There are 2,516 new cases on Monday, as that total ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Teen Charged With Robbing Highway 58 KFC Employee At Drive-Thru At Gunpoint

A 19-year-old has been charged with robbing an employee at the Highway 58 KFC at gunpoint. Javonte Pratt, of 5011 Irvin Road, was charged with aggravated robbery and filing false reports. In the incident on Saturday, the female employee said she was working the drive-thru window when a light-skinned black male ordered a #1 for $6.54 and pulled up to the drive-thru window. ... (click for more)

Police Blotter: Thief Causing A Ruckus Steals 2 Honey Buns; Woman Says She Was Held Hostage On 4th Avenue

The clerk at Mapco at 1227 East Main St. said a white male came into the store, caused a "ruckus," and took two honey buns. The clerk told him to leave the property, but he refused. Upon police arrival, the male had already left the scene. The clerk did not want to press charges but did want him trespassed from the property. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the ... (click for more)

Opinion

Tennessee Fans Hit A New Low - And Response (2)

Tennessee Vols fans hit a new low at the end of the UTK vs Ole Miss last evening. Maybe Lane Kiffin did us wrong when he left Knoxville for his dream team back in 2009, however, the crass and repulsive behavior of a large number of Tennessee fans didn’t reflect on Kiffin, it reflected on the great state of Tennessee. Has society really reduced itself to believing that reducing ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Beware Of The Cobra

Over the weekend my “Morning Readings” included a lesson that economists teach called the Cobra Effect. Jon Miltimore is the Managing Editor of the Foundation for Economic Education in Atlanta and his ‘FEE.org’ is a highly respected conservative libertarian economic think tank. In his story you are about to read, he claims economists around the world speak often on The Cobra Effect. ... (click for more)

Sports

University Of Tennessee Penalized For Football Game Interruption

The Southeastern Conference announced Monday the University of Tennessee will be assessed a financial penalty and must meet requirements set forth by the Commissioner following interruption of its October 16 football game with the University of Mississippi due to fans throwing debris on to the field. The final minute of the Ole Miss-Tennessee football game was interrupted ... (click for more)

Mocs Maxwell, Price Earn Player Of The Week

The Chattanooga Mocs were ready to turn their focus to game week. A trip to Birmingham looms and another pivotal Southern Conference matchup with Samford on tap Saturday afternoon. This past Saturday’s win is in the rearview and all eyes are ahead. Nice cliché, but we have to hit the rewind button back to the Rail Rivalry triumph because Stats Perform and the Southern Conference ... (click for more)