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Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID-19 with Vaccines

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NASHVILLE (February 1) — On Tuesday, January 26, Henry County Medical Center vaccinated 825 people in one day with their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Sunday, Tennessee has vaccinated 654,537 people since mid-December 2020.
So in roughly 1.5 months, Tennessee’s healthcare workers have vaccinated nearly as many people as COVID-19 has infected in 11 months.
Tennesseans are fighting COVID-19 with every tool in the arsenal, with several counties issuing mask mandates to keep infection rates down. On Sunday, January 24, the state’s percent positive was 9.78 percent; as of Sunday it was 8.52 percent. According to the numbers, it seems like the statewide percentage of positive cases has been trending down over the past month.
However, the war is not over and health officials urge you to keep practicing common sense safety measures such as masking, social distancing, hand-washing, sanitizing and avoiding large gatherings. Coronaviruses mutate regularly; with more infectious variants of the COVID-19 disease now spreading, it is important to stay on guard.
As of Sunday, Carroll County had 3,283 total cases (+101 since last week), 62 hospitalized (+3 since last week), 68 dead (+7 since last week), and 3,041 inactive/recovered (+132 since last week). Over the last 14 days, Carroll County averaged 14.6 new cases per day; 14 days prior, the average was 23.3 new cases per day. Over the last seven days, the average percent positive was 20.5 percent; seven days prior the average was 22.7 percent.
Carroll County announced today they are now vaccinating 70-years-old and above, in addition to risk-based phases 1a1, 1a2 and 1b.
Henry County reported 2,751 total cases (+60 since last week), 62 hospitalized (+3 since last week), 63 dead (+4 since last week), and 2,580 inactive/recovered (+102 since last week). Over the last 14 days, Henry County averaged 10.6 new cases per day; 14 days prior, the average was 16.8 new cases per day. Over the last seven days, the average percent positive was 18.9 percent; seven days prior the average was 22.4 percent.
According to the Tennessee Department of Health website, Henry County is vaccinating 70-years-old and above, in addition to risk-based phases 1a1, 1a2 and 1b.

Weakley County reported 3,527 total cases (+71 since last week), 49 hospitalized (+0 since last week), 52 dead (+4 since last week), and 3,364 inactive/recovered (+75 since last week).
Over the last 14 days, Weakley County averaged 9.5 new cases per day; 14 days prior, the average was 16.5 new cases per day. Over the last seven days, the average percent positive was 13.5 percent; seven days prior the average was 9.2 percent.
According to the Tennessee Department of Health website, Weakley County is vaccinating 70-years-old and above, in addition to risk-based phases 1a1, 1a2 and 1b.
Henry and Weakley counties have a mask mandate in effect until February 27.
Tennessee reported 727,861 total cases (+19,144 since last week), 1,574 hospitalized (-554 since last week), 9,650 dead (+791 since last week), and 683,295 inactive/recovered (+28,960 since last week).
On Sunday, the United States reported 25,921,703 total cases (+1,045,442 since last week) and 438,035 dead (+22,025 since last week) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the world, 102,399,513 total cases have been reported (+3.6 million since last week), 2,217,005 have died (+92,812 since last week) during the pandemic affecting 223 countries.
The numbers are too big to fathom, but if you or someone you know has experienced or died from COVID-19, you know that each number represents a person that meant the world to someone. So many are working diligently to save lives, please help them by doing your part: wear a mask, wash your hands, keep your distance, so we can all put this pandemic in the past.

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