The county’s Covid-19 case count — both active and total — has more than doubled over the past couple of weeks, according to figures from the Tennessee Department of Health.

Meanwhile, Jefferson is sandwiched between two areas — Sevier County and Hamblen County — that state Health Department Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey singled out Tuesday as emerging hotspots for more rapid spread of the virus.

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