The Knox County Health Department reports
9,048 coronavirus cases and 373 probable cases.

That's 862 new cases in the past week, with
121, 64, 219, 66, 151, 77, 164
as the cases per day for the past week.

That's a 10.5% increase over a week ago.

There are 29 Knox County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized.

There have been 73 total deaths in Knox County from COVID-19.
Six deaths due to COVID-19 in the past week.

That's a 9% increase in deaths in the past week (67 as of September 12).

5 in the 18-44 age group (7%)
17 in the 45-64 age group (23%)
19 in the 65-74 age group (26%)
32 in the 75+ age group (44%)

Tests conducted on Knox County residents increased again in the past week..
4,333 week of August 30, 3,660 week of August 23, 4,139 week of August 16, 4,150 week of August 9, 4,567 week of August 2, 4,412 week of July 19, 4,219 week of July 26
as compared to the higher number of tests done at the end of June and the first two weeks of July,
4,425 week of June 28, 5,401 week of July 5, 5,994 week of July 12.

As of September 15, 2020, ICU Bed availability is at 16.5%. (278 ICU beds total with 46 beds available) .
(Note, the week of 9/1/2020, ICU bed capacity was 278, then the week of 9/8/2020, ICU bed capacity was raised to 374, now ICU bed capacity has been reduced again to 278.)
(Note, prior to the 8/4/2020 report, ICU bed capacity was 272. It would appear that Knox County hospitals have increased ICU bed capacity by 6 beds.)

According to the TN Dept. of Health, Knox County continues to break the threshold for rate of new covid-19 cases per 100,000 Tennesseans. This threshold is used for decision making processes, e.g. long term care facilities in counties below the threshold for 14 consecutive days may consider allowing visitors.

The County Health Department has a map with the number of coronavirus cases per zip code.
On September 17, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
(last reported on September 10)

37916 has the most cases with 738 cases (population 12,507) (21.2% increase)
37918 with 673 cases (population 44,476) (21.3% increase)
37920 with 662 cases (population 39,000) (9.2% increase)
37921 with 633 cases (population 28,000) (7.1% increase), then
37919 with 481 cases (population 28,000) (10.8% increase)
37922 with 463 cases (population 41,539) (8.7% decrease)
37917 with 429 cases (population 27,000) (6.2% increase)
37923 with 420 cases (population 30,000) (9.4% decrease)

Be careful out there.

Sun
Sep 20 2020
06:34 am

From reports dated as of September 19, 2020.

There has been a steady increase in coronavirus (covid-19) cases in Tennessee.

According to the TN Dept. of Health,

181,439 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in TN and
2,216 have died from it.

That is an additional 10,548 cases in one week and an additional 152 reported deaths.

2,621,091 tests have been given to Tennessee residents.
That is an additional 183,326 tests in the past week.

Hospitalizations have decreased. From September 12 to September 19 (7 days) the number of patients hospitalized for the coronavirus has decreased by 4.9% (by 34 from 696 to 662).

6.9% of TN residents tested for the coronavirus have tested positive for the coronavirus.

38.0% of the 6.89 million people estimated to live in TN have been tested for the coronavirus.
However, that may not be true. it is not known how tests are counted when a single person gets tested multiple times. Certain people in certain fields of work (medical, education, sports) or physical ability (nursing home residents, hospital patients) may get tested multiple times.

Be careful out there.

I figured I would be debating with myself over whether or not to head downtown for the Game. Mayor Kincannon had pushed through the mandates and had the law ready to recognize drinking in public streets. I figured they'd close downtown to vehicle traffic, set up TVs and tables in the street during the five hours the people that weren't going to be inside the stadium were trying to find an entertainment venue, demand masks, charge a cover, crank up the game on the three thousand TVs that ought to be all over the place, put Bob Kesling on the PA systems, sell food, sell beer, sell liquor, it should have literally been more profitable than a ball game.

Continued...

Sat
Sep 19 2020
10:38 pm
By: fischbobber

We did Pizza Palace tonight. I initiated our order at 7:39 and asked for an 8;30 pick-up time. "Sir, we close at eight," was the reply.

"I don't think I can get there from here in time."

"You can if you hurry."

So we did. What a great job these guys have done adapting.

Continued...

Sat
Sep 19 2020
01:30 pm

To me, a mall structure seems like a natural for seniors communities. Indoor walking, small electric vehicle transport, wheelchair friendly, doctors offices, stores, restaurants, entertainment, etc. that cater primarily to seniors needs and wants, but some also used by general public. The populace is getting older.

Alternatively, mall developers say they're scouting for businesses other than retailers to replace shuttered stores, anything from schools to doctors offices and short and long-term storage facilities both for residential and commercial customers.

You might be surprised who's moving into those sad, abandoned malls

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Fri
Sep 18 2020
05:17 pm

DTV's Michael Davis discusses the 2020 Campaign with Democratic Representative Gloria Johnson tonight on DTV.

Democratic TV airs tonight at 9:30 PM at the following outlets:

Where to watch Democratic TV
Live Stream @ (link...)
AT&T Uverse: Channel 99
Comcast NBC Universal: Channel 12
WOW! Channel 6
Charter: Channel 193
CTV Archives of all DTV Programs since Apr 2018 can be accessed at (link...)
DTV Shows are also archived on YouTube @ DTVKnox: (link...)

Fri
Sep 18 2020
04:47 pm

Is there a masks superstore of sorts in Knoxville?

Is there somewhere in Knoxville that you can get masks that the straps holding it on go behind the head?

All I can find wrap around the ears.

The purpose of this poll is simply to try to get a read on the virus situation. You can choose as many selections that you would like. It will not be truly accurate because it entirely depends on the truthfulness of all who participates. Also, some who participates may know the same people and so there could be the chance of multiple responses to the same cases. Sorry for it being so long but I felt the questions I asked were needed. Also I wrote this on the fly so there are probably many other important questions that needed asking that I missed.

Choices

Thu
Sep 17 2020
06:01 pm
By: bizgrrl

The United States Constitution

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

If only the president, the U.S. Attorney General, Sen. McConnell worked within the bounds of our constitution.

So who's with us and who's against us? I know who I won't be patronizing any more. It should also be noted that there's a lobbying effort underway to get one of these restaurant owners, Randy Burleson (Aubrey's), on the board of health as a "citizen representative."

Mon
Sep 14 2020
06:28 pm

Take a drive back in time through Knoxville's historic neighborhoods - Bearden, East and North Knoxville.

Oh, "they're currently developing a South Knoxville tour as well."

Alas, they'll get around to South Knoxville.

Mon
Sep 14 2020
05:14 pm
By: R. Neal

There's a clear and present danger in the White House, the US Senate, statehouses, and county courthouses all over America. Don't believe the polls. Don't waste your time trying to reason with the 30%. Facts, logic, reason, empathy, compassion, patriotism and other quaint notions no longer apply. Get your asses to the polls. Vote early. Vote blue. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. This is it. Our last stand.

Mon
Sep 14 2020
04:57 pm


Trump visited California today.

Wade Crowfoot, secretary of California's Natural Resources Agency, pled for Trump to believe the climate change science.

Trump's response, "I don't think science knows, actually."

"It'll start getting cooler. You just watch."

Idiocracy.

Sun
Sep 13 2020
09:13 am

There are now 374 ICU beds in the Knox County area. Prior to September 1, 2020, there were 278 beds.

If the local hospitals hadn't added more ICU beds there would be a shortage of 34 ICU beds. There is still only a 16.6% available capacity of ICU beds. This may be the lowest ICU bed availability since 7/21/2020.

Luckily our local hospitals are able to adapt.

Yes, we are all getting tired of the pandemic. We want to go out and play, attend ball games, go on vacation, visit with our friends. It is important to remember that there are many people getting sick and dying. Wear your mask, keep your distance, be kind to others.

Sun
Sep 13 2020
09:11 am

2,064 people in the State of Tennessee have died from the coronavirus.

202 deaths were reported in the past week. This may be the highest weekly number of deaths since the pandemic began.

Be safe.

It appears this week may have the highest uptick in coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.
The number of deaths increased by over 8% this past week.

The Knox County Health Department reports
8,186 coronavirus cases and 297 probable cases.

That's 1,002 new cases in the past week, with
222, 169, 81, 100, 121, 120 , 189
as the cases per day for the past week.

That's a 14.% increase over a week ago.

There are 41 Knox County COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized.

There have been 67 total deaths in Knox County from COVID-19.
Five deaths due to COVID-19 in the past week.
That's an 8.1% increase in deaths in the past week (62 as of September 5).
The Knox County Health Dept.'s counts by age are not current and do not match the total number of deaths.
5 in the 18-44 age group (8%)
16 in the 45-64 age group (25%)
14 in the 65-74 age group (22%)
29 in the 75+ age group (45%)

Tests conducted on Knox County residents stabilized after a continuous decline in the last weeks of July into August and September.
3,752 week of August 30, 3,662 week of August 23, 3,982 week of August 16, 4,150 week of August 9, 4,567 week of August 2, 4,412 week of July 19, 4,219 week of July 26
as compared to the steadily increasing testing done at the end of June and the first two weeks of July,
4,425 week of June 28, 5,401 week of July 5, 5,994 week of July 12.

As of September 8, 2020, ICU Bed availability is at 16.6%. (374 ICU beds total with 62 beds available) .
(Note, prior to the 9/1/2020 report, ICU bed capacity was 278. It would appear that Knox County hospitals have increased ICU bed capacity by 96 beds.) (Note, prior to the 8/4/2020 report, ICU bed capacity was 272. It would appear that Knox County hospitals have increased ICU bed capacity by 6 beds.)

According to the TN Dept. of Health, Knox County continues to break the threshold for rate of new covid-19 cases per 100,000 Tennesseans. This threshold is used for decision making processes, e.g. long term care facilities in counties below the threshold for 14 consecutive days may consider allowing visitors.

The County Health Department has a map with the number of coronavirus cases per zip code.
On September 10, 2020, these zip codes were reported with the most cases:
(last reported on September 3)

37920 has the most cases with 606 cases (population 39,000) (16.6% increase)
37921 with 591 (population 28,000) (1.4% increase), then
37918 with 555 cases (population 44,476) (1.5% increase)
37916 with 609 cases (population 12,507) (58.6% increase)
37922 with 426 cases (population 41,539) (0.2% decrease)
37917 with 404 cases (population 27,000) (0.5% increase)
37919 with 434 cases (population 28,000) (8.2% increase)
37923 with 384 cases (population 30,000) (1.3% decrease)

Be careful out there.

Sun
Sep 13 2020
09:09 am

From reports dated as of September 12, 2020.

There has been a steady increase in coronavirus (covid-19) cases in Tennessee.

According to the TN Dept. of Health,

170,891 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in TN and 2,064 have died from it.

That is an additional 8,529 cases in one week and an additional 202 reported deaths.

2,437,765 tests have been given to Tennessee residents.
That is an additional 131,733 tests in the past week.

Hospitalizations have decreased. From September 6 to September 12 (7 days) the number of patients hospitalized for the coronavirus has decreased by 17.7% (by 150 from 846 to 696).

7.0% of TN residents tested for the coronavirus have tested positive for the coronavirus.

35.4% of the 6.89 million people estimated to live in TN have been tested for the coronavirus.
However, that may not be true. it is not known how tests are counted when a single person gets tested multiple times. Certain people in certain fields of work (medical, education, sports) or physical ability (nursing home residents, hospital patients) may get tested multiple times.

Be careful out there.

Fri
Sep 11 2020
04:22 pm
343
By: R. Neal

Repost from Sept. 11, 2011...

Joeseph Angelini, Sr., 63, Firefighter, FDNY Rescue Co. 1 and son Joseph Angelini, Jr., 38, Firefighter, FDNY Ladder Co. 4 died at the World Trade Center working to rescue people trapped in the towers on Sept. 11, 2001. The Fire Department of New York City lost 343 members that day.

Here are some audio recordings of heroic firefighters at work. The calm among the chaos is surreal.

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