New Record of 280 Patients Hospitalized for COVID
According to the Hamilton County Health Department, on Tuesday, Aug. 31, there were a record 280 people hospitalized in the county for COVID-19. Seventy-two people were in area hospital Intensive Care Units, a decline of five over the previous day.
On Tuesday, 457 new cases of COVID were reported, statistics showed. The total number of people who have contracted the virus since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 54,814. One more death was recorded on Tuesday, bringing the total number of people who have died to 555.
There have been 3,263 cases reported in East Ridge since the beginning of the pandemic. The current number of cases stood at 193.