Hamblen County COVID-19 case count drops under 100

     The Tennessee Department of Health’s latest COVID-19 data report shows that Hamblen County now has 346 COVID-19 related deaths, in the two years since the pandemic began. The state released updated numbers this week. The figures run through last Saturday.

The Department of Health announced earlier this year that it would release COVID data on a weekly basis.

There were 53 active cases in Hamblen County, as of March 12. A significant, steady drop has continued since mid-January, when the county recorded more than 2,000 active cases. By early March, that number had decreased to under 400.  Statewide, hospitalization rates dropped by 42 COVID patients a day.