COVID-19 Update

Hello, this is Ron Woody, Roane County Executive, with a Monday, November 9th 2:00 pm update.

Since my last update on November 3rd, Roane County has suffered two (2) additional deaths due to COVID-19. Roane County’s numbers of positive cases continue to grow and are exceeding that of our neighboring counties. Our ranking with neighboring counties has dropped from three (3) to five (5) being exceeded by Morgan, Anderson, and now Knox and Cumberland and in that order. A little over 49% of our population has been tested with 1,702 testing positive.

 329 Active cases or 19%
 1,324 Recoveries or 81%

We had two (2) hospitalized yesterday bringing our hospitalizations since March to 41. We have had a total of 10 deaths.

Folks, if you are sick, stay at home. If you are out in public, social distance and wear a mask.

It appears that our numbers will continue to grow, and I would not be surprised to see more restrictions put in place.

County Commission meets in ZOOM tonight as we have gone from in person meetings back to electronic meetings.

There are discussions on the news of more potential lockdowns in states and counties across the Nation.

Here’s the indication of where we have been that may give us the indication of where we are going. Our 30-day average cases are now at 22. Since August 1st, we were at almost 14, and then from September to now we went to 15. In October we went to 20, and now our 30-day lookback number is 22. The 20-day average, however, is almost 26. The 10-day average is 28, and the five (5) day average is 33. So, if you look at a trend basically over three (3) months to a week, we went from 13 cases a day to over 30 cases a day.
The spread continues. Do your part before someone else gets sick. Stay home if you are sick. Social distance. Wear your face covering/mask.

Stay tuned, and we hope to update again by the end of the week.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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