132 Active COVID-19 Cases In East Ridge
The number of COVID-19 cases in Hamilton County have been increasing in recent days and weeks.
According to the Hamilton County Health Department, on Wednesday, Aug. 18, there were 264 new cases reported. Four more people succumbed to COVID-19, bringing the number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic to 537. The total number of people who have contracted COVID-19 in Hamilton County now stands at 50,995.
There are 132 active cases in East Ridge, according to the HCHD. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,009 people in our city have contracted COVID-19.
People currently hospitalized for the virus in the county on Wednesday stood at 220, the highest since late December of 2020 at the height of the pandemic. There were 60 people in the Intensive Care Unit on Wednesday, down from 63 on the previous day. ICU patients continue to hover near record highs.