COVID cases trending down among Knox County Schools students

Active cases in Knox County Schools are down, according to the district’s COVID dashboard.
Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 4:40 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2021 at 9:47 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Active COVID-19 cases among students in Knox County Schools have been on a steady downward trend since August.

As of Tuesday, the case count reported a total number of 258, according to the KCS dashboard Tuesday afternoon. This was down from a high of 923 on August 30.

Knox County Schools reported 37 active cases among staff and 221 cases in students.

Knox County Schools were back in session Tuesday following the recent order from a federal judge ordering all Knox County Schools implement a mask mandate without allowing parents to follow Gov. Lee’s opt-out option.

Looking at data across Knox County, no pediatric COVID deaths had been reported as of Tuesday in the 0-17 age category, according to the Knox Co. Health Department.

Active cases in Knox County have also dropped below 4,000.

Statewide, active cases dropped below 70,000 on Tuesday.

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