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.