There are 37 Active COVID-19 Cases in East Ridge
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was last updated on April 20.
The Hamilton County Health Department reported 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the number of people who’ve tested positive for the virus since the beginning of the pandemic to 43,667.
Two new deaths were reported. The total number of people who have perished since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 486.
The number of people hospitalized on Tuesday stood at 60 and 14 people were in the Intensive Care Unit.
The number of active cases across the county now stands at 699.
The health department’s “hot spot” map showed East Ridge with 2,579 cases, trailing East Brainerd (6,567), Hixson (4,772), Ooltewah (4,700), and Soddy-Daisy (2,972) in the total number since the beginning of the pandemic.
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Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger announced in a press conference on Monday, March 29, that he would extend the mask mandate until the end of April.
Defying the mask mandate is a Class C Misdemeanor, punishable by a $50 fine or up to 30 days in jail.
Free face coverings will be available for pick-up at the health department’s E. 3rd Street offices. Tubs of face coverings are located at both circle entrances, officials said.
Click on the link below for complete health department case data as of April 20.