The Hamilton County Health Department reported 19 additional COVID-19 Deaths on Monday and 248 new positive cases.
The total number of cases in the county since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 68,617. The number of people who have succumbed to the virus now stands at 772. The county has 1,840 active cases.
The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting a substantial increase in the number of COVID deaths for Hamilton County due to the review of death certificates by the state’s medical examiner. The backlog coincided with the Delta surge, officials said. The majority of those deaths happened since August.