As it has almost every day for a year, information on COVID-19 is constantly changing.
Here’s the latest.
Also, Monday afternoon, officials announced the health department got 1,150 new first dose and 4,914 new second dose Pfizer vaccines.
Who’s currently eligible for a vaccine?
Starting Mon., Feb. 22, Hamilton County residents ages 65+ and people in phase 1B are eligible for vaccines.
- Childcare, pre-school, and K-12 teachers
- School staff
- School bus drivers
- Other first responders (including dispatch, administrative personnel + others not included in Phase 1a1)
Here is information about the other phases + eligibility. .
What’s happening with teachers?
Teachers can sign up for vaccines through the health department.
The school system’s plan to vaccinate teachers through a private provider is on hold as the county waits for more doses. Last week’s winter weather delayed some shipments. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
By the numbers
New cases Monday: 82
Total number of cases: 40,118
Total number of deaths: 449
New cases Monday: 952
Total number of cases: 766,089
Total number of deaths: 11,153
27.8 million COVID-19 cases in the country
497,415 COVID-19 deaths nationwide.
- In Hamilton County: 59,172
- Tennessee: 1,111,118
- Statewide, 10.6% of people have gotten at least one dose.
- Tennessee (and eight other states) are behind the rest of the country, where 12-16% of people have been vaccinated.
- Nationwide, 63 million doses have been given. That’s 13.1% of the U.S. population.
What else do I need to know?
The Hamilton County Health Department has resources to guide you through getting tested or vaccinated.
Reminder: Hamilton County is under a mask mandate through March 31.
Bonus: The Center for Mindful Living is having its next class in a COVID-19 series on Feb. 27.
- Case numbers
- Hamilton County testing sites
- Vaccine appointments + phase eligibility
- Press releases
- CDC information on mask-wearing