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Only 5 ICU beds available across all regional hospitals

Over the last week, there have been six additional deaths related to COVID-19 bringing the total to 664.
Published: Aug. 11, 2021 at 12:55 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2021 at 4:15 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Knox County Health Department released updated COVID-19 statistics Wednesday afternoon.

LIVE: Amanda Hara covers Tennessee's COVID-19 numbers update

Only five ICU beds available throughout the 19 hospitals in East Tennessee, according to state data. Amanda Hara is going over what that means for East Tennesseans.

Posted by WVLT on Wednesday, August 11, 2021

According to the data, there are only five ICU beds available across the 19 hospitals in the eastern region of the state.

The state health department reported there were 330 hospitalizations in East Tennessee as of August 10. Of those, 99 are in the ICU and 46 people on ventilators. For comparison, this is the highest number of hospitalizations since January 28. On January 28, 2021, there were 330 COVID cases in area hospitals, 86 people in the ICU and 47 people on ventilators.

Knox County reported 1,819 current active COVID-19 cases and 1,477 hospitalizations. Over the last week, there have been six additional deaths related to COVID-19 bringing the total to 664.

Knox County is currently at 47.83 percent fully vaccinated.

Tennessee reported 41 COVID-19 deaths from Monday to Tuesday of this week.

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