COVID-19 vaccine

Allyson Helms, a resident in Ohio State University's Pharmacy Residency Program, draws the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use at Wexner Medical Center on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Wexner Medical Center vaccinated 1,032 of its frontline workers that week. These employees were some of the first Ohio residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, more than nine months into the pandemic.

MOUNT VERNON -- At no point during the COVID-19 pandemic has Knox County had more active cases than it does right now.

The county had 578 active cases on Tuesday, according to Knox Public Health, up from 484 on Friday and 297 a week ago. Knox County’s previous record for active cases was 392, set Nov. 30, 2020.

Knox COVID data

Data courtesy of the CDC

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