Coronavirus in Knox County: Cases, vaccinations stay stagnant

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — According to the Knox County Health Department, the number of COVID-19 cases in Knox County is remaining relatively flat. Just 20 cases of the virus have been confirmed since the department’s last update on June 23.

The number of active cases among county residents stands at 120. The total number of confirmed cases is now 42,841. Two more deaths occurred this week, June 23-30, to bring the total to 648.

Vaccination rates continue to stay nearly stagnant. The department says 44.39% of county residents are fully vaccinated and 48.14% have started either the Pfizer or Moderna series as of Wednesday. A total of 424,699 vaccinations have been reported among Knox County residents. KCHD has provided 52,819 of those doses.

The Tennessee Department of Health says there have been 713,342 confirmed cases, 10,120 confirmed deaths, and 1,865 active cases in the state as of Wednesday.

More than 5.2 million vaccinations have been reported as given across the state, and 41.8% of people statewide have had at least one dose. Just over 36% of people statewide have been fully vaccinated.

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