The number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise in Montgomery County over the past two weeks.
According to Tennessee Department of Health data, Montgomery County reported 936 cases of COVID-19 between July 3-16, an increase of 136 from the previous 14 days between June 19 to July 2, when there were 800 cases reported.
As numbers increase, the department of health recommends following all precautions against COVID-19, including getting vaccinations.
“Regarding vaccine for six months and older, we encourage parents and caregivers to make this decision in consultation with their pediatrician,” said heath department spokesperson Bill Christian.
As of July 16, there have been 53,627 COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County since March 5, 2020, 590 deaths and 713 hospitalized from the virus.
Spread is trending down at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, according to a spokesperson.
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“At this time, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital continues to trend down and remain low in positive COVID-19 cases. Hospital personnel continue to encourage infection control measures for patients and staff to limit exposure and spread of COVID-19 and other viral infections,” Laura Boyd, public affairs officer for Blanchfield Community Hospital said this week. “The key to fighting COVID 19 remains handwashing, disinfecting high touch surfaces, and staying up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines.”
Boyd said Blanchfield offers eight individual COVID-19 free home testing kits to TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries every 30 days. Tests are available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the hospital’s A Building in the hospital’s welcome center.
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