Roane County Executive Ron Woody updates Us on COVID-19 Numbers

Today is Tuesday, August 4th and this is a 11:30 update. Roane County’s current numbers as of Monday afternoon, August 3rd, are as follows:

 364 positive cases, eight (8) were added yesterday.
 9,539 people have been tested, 94 were reported yesterday.
 We have 206 active cases.
 156 people have recovered.
 Two (2) deaths

About 10% of current tests are positive.

Trying to help put things in logical order or maybe an understandable manner, we often look at the raw data tables on the Tennessee Department of Health’s website.

Here are a couple of things of interest. The total number of tests on the raw data table is noted at 9,962. That’s a difference of over 400. Data tracking started March 3rd, 153 days ago. Roane County’s first case was 135 days ago.
Looking at the total of tests per day, we average between 62 and 65.

The last nine (9) days our average is over 200, so I think that’s evidence that we are getting the data from the two (2) labs reporting lag tests and quicker turn around tests. About 17%-18% of Roane County’s population has been tested.

As of August 3rd, Roane County has had 45 school aged children who have tested positive. Some have already recovered and we anticipate that all should be recovered by the time school starts. One (1) student was added to the total cases yesterday.

What everyone is most concerned about is will the sick be responsible? The issue that I think is happening in our businesses, is the ones who are asymptomatic or do not know they are sick and they are transmitting the virus.

So, continue to social distance. Wear a facial/covering mask in public.

I appreciate you tuning in. Most of this info can be found on the Tennessee Department of Health’s website.

God bless Roane County, our State, and our Nation!

Covid-19 August 3 update 2nd death 364 positive

Posted by Ron Woody on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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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