County Executive Ron Woody Updates COVID-19 Vaccinations

Hello, this is Ron Woody, Roane County Executive, with a Thursday afternoon February 11th update. The data reference today is February 11th data.

Vaccinations continue daily at the Roane County Health Department with the last four (4) days averaging over 200 doses.

Around 7.18% or 3,890 Roane County residents have received their first dose, and 1,988 or 3.67% of our residents have received their second dose.

Today, our positivity was 14.3% with 25 new cases of 174 being tested.
Our total active cases are 194 (4%). Total recovered is 5,306 (96%).

Some additional adjustments were made to yesterday’s data which, reflects our deaths. We are at 94 instead of 98.

Roane County for the last couple of days has been performing a little better than our peer counties as we have improved from 7th to 6th, but many of our peer counties are very close in ranking from 9.2% to 12.48% which, is the percentage of population that has tested positive.

Roane County is still in phase 1a1 and 1a2 with the age phase of 70 and older. Every county is at 70+ except Davidson which is still at 75 and older. A number of counties have gone to the 3rd phase of 1b.

Looking at some of our surrounding counties, here is the percentage of the population that has received vaccinations:

CountyPopulation 1 DosePoplulation Both Doses
Anderson8.63%3.97%
Morgan9.28%4.88%
Cumberland12.44%6.50%
Rhea8.27%4.42%
Meigs11.09%4.92%
McMinn6.99%2.85%
Loudon10.62%4.42%
Knox8.88%3.92%
Roane7.18%3.67%

Stay safe. Thanks for tuning in, and we will update again soon.

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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