COVID-19 in Anderson County: 1,328 cases; 8 deaths – Oak Ridger

February 8, 2022
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New coronavirus cases leaped in Tennessee in the week ending Sunday, rising 30.8% as 155,239 cases were reported. The previous week had 118,639 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Tennessee ranked first among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 42.6% from the week before, with 2,043,989 cases reported. With 2.05% of the country’s population, Tennessee had 7.59% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, one states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Tennessee has shifted to weekly reports on Wednesday afternoons. This may mean some data in this report is incomplete or older.
Anderson County reported 1,328 cases and eight deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 1,527 cases and six deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 19,504 cases and 292 deaths.
Within Tennessee, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Scott County with 2,610 cases per 100,000 per week; Pickett County with 2,417; and McMinn County with 2,186. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Adding the most new cases overall were Shelby County, with 7,492 cases; Davidson County, with 7,356 cases; and Knox County, with 7,137. Weekly case counts rose in 20 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week’s pace were in Putnam, Carter and Unicoi counties.
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Vaccines: Tennessee 45th
Tennessee ranked 45th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 60.7% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 75.4%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.
In the week ending Feb. 2, Tennessee reported administering another 81,515 vaccine doses, including 18,905 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 59,300 vaccine doses, including 13,719 first doses. In all, Tennessee reported it has administered 9,359,459 total doses.
Across Tennessee, cases fell in 75 counties, with the best declines in Shelby County, with 7,492 cases from 10,284 a week earlier; in Davidson County, with 7,356 cases from 8,889; and in Rutherford County, with 4,525 cases from 5,999.
In Tennessee, 852 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 437 people were reported dead.
A total of 1,927,022 people in Tennessee have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 22,994 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 76,505,442 people have tested positive and 902,624 people have died.
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USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday, Feb. 6.
Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:
Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:
Hospitals in one state reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in four states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive-care beds. Hospitals in two states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the latest week than a week prior, the USA TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at mstucka@gannett.com.

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