193 Active Cases of COVID-19 in East Ridge
According to the Hamilton County Health Department, on Friday, August 27, there were a record 78 patients in area hospital Intensive Care Units being treated for COVID-19. The number shattered the August 25 figure of 68.
Friday also saw another record, as 256 people were hospitalized for COVID. The previous record of 244 was established on Thursday.
According to Hamilton County Health Department statistics, 422 new cases were reported on Friday. The total number of people who have contracted COVID since the inception of the pandemic now stands at 53,576. Deaths now stand at 551.
There have been 3,180 cases reported in East Ridge since the beginning of the pandemic. The current number of cases stood at 193.