More than 100 Knox County residents now hospitalized with COVID-19

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Knox County on Tuesday reported one new COVID-19 related death and a new record-high for county residents currently hospitalized due to the virus.

There are 106 Knox County residents currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, surpassing a previous high of 99 reported on Monday. The Knox County Health Department reported one new death along with 162 new COVID-19 cases.

The active case total in Knox County dipped to 2,125, over 200 fewer than reported Monday.

There have been 48 deaths from COVID-19 reported in Knox County this month, surpassing July’s high of 35. KCHD has reported 153 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic hit Knox County in March, 147 of those have happened since July 2.

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