COCKE COUNTY—After multiple weeks with under five active COVID cases, Cocke County is now reporting 13 cases as of July 12. Four new cases were reported for the day, bringing the county’s total to 4,558.

One new fatality was reported, bringing the total to 101 COVID-related deaths in the county.

There have been 124 hospitalizations reported.

The county’s vaccination rates are still slowly climbing, with 360 more doses of the vaccine administered over the last week. Those doses bring the county total to 27,288 doses administered, and push the county population above the 40% mark as far as residents with at least one dose.

Nearly 36.9% of the county is fully vaccinated.

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: 13,667/68 (38.63%/34.75%)

Hamblen: 8,711/28 (32.46%/29.75%)

Greene: 8,059/16 (37.20%/33.37%)

Jefferson: 6,354/24 (41.27%/37.61%)

The CDC reported 69 new cases for the state of Tennessee on July 12. A total of 2,370 new cases have been reported in the last seven days across the state.

Five fatalities have been reported over the last week, which pushes the toll to about 12,600.

The state reports just fewer than 5.4 million doses of the vaccine have been administered across the state as of June 12.

About 42.5% of the state’s population has received at least one dose and 38% are fully vaccinated.

Across the nation, the CDC reported 4,035 new COVID cases on June 12. The national total has climbed to nearly 33.7 million cases since the outbreak of the virus.

About 55.5% of the nation has now received at least a single dose of the COVID vaccine, and 48% are fully vaccinated.

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