The Hamilton County Health Department reported 745 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of people to have been diagnosed with the virus since the beginning of the pandemic to 77,290.
The health department reported five new deaths on Tuesday raising the total number of people to have succumbed to the virus in Hamilton County to 916. On its Website, the health department notes that the high number is due to “the review of death certificates by the Office of the State Chief Medical Examiner.”
There are currently 219 COVID patients in area hospitals with 45 of those in intensive care units.
Fifty-five more people in East Ridge were diagnosed with the virus on Tuesday. The number of cases reported in East Ridge now stands at 4,608 with active cases of 382. The active cases number has not been updated since Jan. 6.