Chester County COVID-19 update

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As of Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, a total of 3,886 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in Chester County since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020. This is an increase of approximately 297 new cases in the past month.
There was a total of approximately 2,300 new cases of the coronavirus in Chester County for the entire year of 2021.
Of the current total cases, 182 are active, which is an increase of 150 active cases since the end of November. “Active” cases are determined by the amount of time which has lapsed since diagnosis. At 14 days out from a positive test, cases are considered inactive or recovered, with the exception of those resulting in death, and sometimes seem to cause a discrepancy between “total cases” and “active” cases. The number of inactive or recovered cases is 3,623. The total number of COVID-related deaths in the county has risen to 81, up from 76 in November, with an estimated total of 50 deaths attributed to the coronavirus in the year 2021. The county also reports 37.37% of local residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination with 33.77% having received both doses or series completion.
Tennessee reports a total of 20,902 deaths related to the coronavirus statewide.
Tennessee Department of Health shows 57.9% of Tennesseans have received at least one dose of a vaccination regiment, and 51.3% of Tennesseans are fully vaccinated. Locally, the numbers are 38.7% and 34.88%, respectively.

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