Monday, August 17th COVID-19 Update from Roane County Executive Ron Woody

Today is Monday, August 17th and this is a 3:30 update. Here’s a quick look at the numbers. We are seeing some good news and good trends the last several days.

The last four (4) days we have been in the single digits reporting positive while having the total test of 560, averaging 140 test a day, with single digit positives.

Seven (7) days ago, our recovered cases began exceeding our active cases. Today, we have 309 recovered and 231 active cases.

The average positives per day in August is 12.5. The average positive per total tested in August is 7.85%.

We have no new hospitalizations. The last hospitalization in was August 14th. We have had 18 total hospitalizations since March. No new deaths.

The total tested of the Roane County population is almost 23%.

Let’s hope and pray the good news continues. Keep safe, wear your facemask in public and required County buildings, and social distance when possible.

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

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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