Two more deaths were attributed to COVID-19 on Thursday, Aug. 19, according to the latest information from the Hamilton County Health Department. The death toll now stands at 539.
On Thursday, 298 new cases were reported, the most since Jan. 18. The total number of cases climbed to 51,293 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Health department officials announced there will be a briefing on Friday at 2 p.m. concerning COVID-19.
The number of people hospitalized declined by 14 to 206. The number of patients in Intensive Care decline by three to 57.
There have been 3,037 cases reported in East Ridge since the beginning of the pandemic. The current number of cases has not been updated since Aug. 12. At that time there were 132.