An expected decline in Covid numbers in Knox County was short-lived. New figures just out show Knox County is seeing what is called a secondary surge in the Delta variant of Covid-19.
Knox County Health Department director Alan Stewart says the flareup is despite a good number of vaccinations. Dr. Stewart also says right now is not the time to let up on your shots.
Currently, the County has 485 current Covid cases. Of those, 16 people are hospitalized, with one on a ventilator. That total number of active cases is nearly one percent of the entire Knox County population; all those currently in the hospital are un-vaccinated.
The total number of current active cases is a record for Knox County.