COCKE COUNTY—Active COVID cases in the county have fallen back below 100 for the first time since early August. As of November 5, the state reported 97 active cases for the county on the covid19.tn.gov dashboard. As of November 5, there have been 108 COVID-related fatalities in the county and 146 hospitalizations.

Only five new cases were reported on November 5.

The following is a list of surrounding counties showing their total COVID-19 count compared to active cases, as well as their population percentage that has received at least one dose versus percent fully vaccinated:

Sevier: 20,224/212 (51.66%/45.69%)

Hamblen: 13,094/115 (42.55%/38.79%)

Greene: 13,839/233 (45.96%/42.28%)

Jefferson: 9,984/86 (52.76%/47.43%)

The CDC reported 4,958 new COVID cases in the state of Tennessee across the last seven days, bringing the state’s all-time case total to 1.286 million. In those seven days, 132 COVID-related deaths were reported in the state, pushing the toll to 16,509 Tennessean lives lost to the virus.

Nearly 7.5 million doses of the vaccine have been administered to 3.7 million Tennesseans, including 2.8 million who are fully vaccinated. Those fully vaccinated individuals account for 48.4% of the state’s population.

Across the nation, there were 22,475 new COVID cases reported on November 8. There have been 46.4 million cases across the country since the outbreak of the virus.

A total of 129 new deaths were reported in the U.S. for the day, bringing the toll to 752,196.

The CDC reports over 432 million doses of the COVID vaccine has been administered to 224 million Americans, which accounts for 67.5% of the entire nation’s population. Nearly 80% of Americans over the age of 12 have received at least their first shot and 68% are fully vaccinated.

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