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Roane & Anderson Counties zoom past Knox County in coronavirus incidence

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7-day average of new cases per day per 100,000 population

The trends I described the other day looked worrisome enough, but now the rates of new cases per capita in Anderson and Roane Counties have exploded — and we have zoomed past Knox County.

Oak Ridge City Council sent a resolution to the Governor, passed by unanimous vote and signed by all Council members, requesting City government authority to mandate masks. No response yet….



  1. Todd Waterman says:

    A mask mandate from Mayor Frank is our best hope for reducing exponential growth, saving lives and our economy. Until each infected person infects less than one other person on average, we’re spiralling down into hell.

  2. Susan Fowler says:

    Don’t hold your breath waiting for Terry Frank to issue a mask mandate.

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