Bradley County added 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the largest single-day case growth locally since the beginning of the pandemic.Tuesday’s 57 new cases outpaced the record that was set just …
Bradley County added 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the largest single-day case growth locally since the beginning of the pandemic.
Tuesday’s 57 new cases outpaced the record that was set just one week ago on June 23, when Bradley County Jail confirmed 40 cases of COVID-19 in its facility and contributed to the 44 new cases recorded by the Tennessee Department of Health that day.
In the last two weeks, Bradley County has added more than 230 new cases of coronavirus. New data points offered by the Tennessee Department of Health under its epi curves tab show Bradley County is among 22 hotspot counties in Tennessee.
According to TDH data, Bradley County’s case growth is well above the threshold for local long-term care facilities to reopen for visitors. The recommended case growth per 100,000 individuals is 10 or fewer new cases per day. Bradley County has spent 10 of the last 14 days at or above the threshold.
The health department has added a series of interactive charts that display the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, with data stretching back to the first week cases of COVID-19 were recording in Tennessee. According to the chart, the first four cases statewide were recorded 17 weeks ago. Tennessee added 4,208 new cases of COVID-19 last week, down from the 5,415 new cases reported the previous week.
According to new projections provided by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Tennessee may see as many as 1,395 deaths from coronavirus by Aug. 1. IHME projects that with universal mask mandates, like those enforced in Nashville now, that same projection could be reduced to 762 deaths. With mandates easing, IHME projects more than 2,300 Tennesseans could die of COVID-19 by Sept. 1.
In Bradley County, 550 people have been infected and confirmed with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of 333 individuals have recovered and three have died. Bradley County has also tested as many as 6,074 individuals for coronavirus, according to TDH.
Confirmed case totals for Bradley County neighbors include:
• Grundy: 58 cases, 46 recoveries and 1 death;
• Hamilton: 2,466 cases, 1,598 recoveries and 30 deaths;
• Marion: 64 cases, 44 recoveries and 4 deaths;
• McMinn: 210 cases, 157 recoveries and 17 deaths;
• Meigs: 32 cases, 27 recoveries and 0 deaths;
• Monroe: 132 cases, 91 recoveries and 4 deaths;
• Polk: 41 cases, 31 recoveries and 0 deaths;
• Rhea: 269 cases, 239 recoveries and 0 deaths; and
• Sequatchie: 24 cases, 21 recoveries and 0 deaths.
Counties with Tennessee's highest numbers of cases include:
• Bedford: 513 cases, 367 recoveries and 5 deaths;
• Bledsoe: 617 cases, 612 recoveries and 1 death;
• Davidson: 9,237 cases, 6,028 recoveries and 113 deaths;
• Knox: 967 cases, 569 recoveries and 5 deaths;
• Lake: 690 cases, 688 recoveries and 0 deaths;
• Montgomery: 479 cases, 185 recoveries and 7 deaths;
• Putnam: 783 cases, 590 recoveries and 7 deaths;
• Robertson: 776 cases, 465 recoveries and 11 deaths;
• Rutherford: 2,528 cases, 1,156 recoveries and 34 deaths;
• Shelby: 10,028 cases, 6,529 recoveries and 192 deaths;
• Sumner: 1,417 cases, 580 recoveries and 52 deaths;
• Trousdale: 1,485 cases, 1,421 recoveries and 5 deaths;
• Williamson: 1,013 cases, 508 recoveries and 14 deaths; and
• Wilson: 779 cases, 417 recoveries and 17 deaths.
According to Johns Hopkins University, as of Wednesday morning, more than 2.6 million individuals in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19, with 127,425 deaths and 720,631 recoveries.
Globally, 10.5 million individuals have tested positive, resulting in 511,860 deaths and more than 5.3 million recoveries, according to Johns Hopkins.
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