NASHVILLE – While there were 51 fewer cases of COVID-19 reported in Grainger County Tuesday, January 19 than there were a week ago, the number of reported virus-related deaths in the county has risen by seven, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. 

There have been 36 virus-related deaths, and the reported number of active COVID-19 cases in the county was 185 Tuesday,

January 19. 

The number of virus-related hospitalizations rose by four, with 53 hospitalizations reported Tuesday. The total number of cases of COVID-19 reported in Grainger County since the beginning of the pandemic has risen to 2,096 cases.

Grainger County is currently in the 1a1, 1a2, 75 years and older phase of COVID-19 vaccine administration. A limited number of doses are available in Grainger County, according to TDH. 

Anyone who would like to learn when they are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine may visit https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/vaccine-phases/.

Grainger Today encourages everyone to wash and/or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a physical distance of six feet from others and wear face coverings or masks while in public to help prevent the spread of the virus.