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Knox Co. reports 367 total COVID-19 cases with 47 active cases

The new numbers will be posted every day at 11 a.m. The numbers may vary slightly from the official state numbers because of reporting differences.

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — The Knox County Health Dept. (KCHD) will be posting daily updates of the number of coronavirus cases in the county, including the number of people who have recovered.

They will be posted every day at 11 a.m. here. The numbers may vary slightly from the official state numbers that are released every day at 3 p.m. here because of reporting differences.

We will update this story daily with the new numbers when we get them.

May 28

After three days of small but steady increase in COVID-19 numbers, Knox Co. has reported only one new additional case on Thursday, bringing the total case count to 367. There are 47 active cases, one less than yesterday.

There are two Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized and there have been five total deaths during the pandemic.

There are currently ten probable cases.

May 27

As of Wednesday, Knox County's positive cases have risen to 366 total with 48 active cases. The county has seen a small but steady increase this week that is likely due to the county easing restrictions earlier this month.

Figures show 313 people have recovered. 

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Two Knox County residents are currently hospitalized.  

KCHD says there are ten probable cases.

May 26

As of Tuesday, Knox County is reporting a 352 of positive cases since the pandemic began, an increase of ten since yesterday. There are currently 34 active cases with 313 people recovered so far.

There have been a total of 40 Knox Co. residents hospitalized with two of them currently in the hospital.

There are 10 probable cases. There have been five deaths.

May 25

As of Monday, Knox County positive cases have risen to 342. That's an increase of six since Sunday, according to the Health Department.

New figures show 310 people have recovered. That represents 90.64% of the county's total cases. There are 27 active cases.

One person is hospitalized -- the same number as Sunday.

There are 10 probable cases. There have been five deaths.

May 24

As of Sunday, Knox County positive cases have risen to 336. That's an increase of five since Saturday, according to the Health Department.

New figures show 303 people have recovered. That's 90.18% of the county's total cases. There are 28 active cases.

One person is hospitalized with the virus. 

KCHD says there are five probable cases.

May 23

As of Saturday, Knox County positive cases have risen to 331. That's an increase of four since Friday, according to the Health Department.

New figures show 303 people have recovered. That's 91.54% of the county's total cases. There are 23 active cases.

One person is hospitalized with the virus. 

KCHD says there are six probable cases.

May 22

As of Friday, Knox County positive cases have risen to 327. That's an increase of four since Thursday, according to the Health Department.

New figures show 295 people have recovered. That's 90.21% of the county's total cases. There are 27 active cases.

Two people are hospitalized with the virus -- that's the same number as Thursday.

KCHD says there are six probable cases.

May 21

As of Thursday, Knox County positive cases have risen to 323.  That's an increase of one since Wednesday, according to the Health Department.

New figures show 283 people have recovered -- one more than Wednesday. There are 35 active cases.

Two people are hospitalized with the virus -- that's the same number as Wednesday.

KCHD says there are five probable cases.

May 20

As of Wednesday, Knox County said there have been 322 total positive cases of COVID-19 in the county with 35 currently active. There are two Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized for COVID-19.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story stated there were no new cases in Knox County due to a computer error. We regret reporting the inaccurate information. 

May 19

Both the county's total number of coronavirus cases and its active number of coronavirus cases increased slightly since yesterday.

As of Tuesday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 316 total positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. That's 5 more than Monday. The county's latest count of recovered cases also increased from 261 to 264.

That means 83.54% of the county's known COVID-19 cases are recovered.

The county announced no current hospitalizations and no new deaths. 

The number of active cases increased from 45 to 47. This is the first time in several days that the county's active cases increased. 

May 18

As of Monday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 311  positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. That's three more than Sunday. The county's latest count of recovered cases also increased from 257 to 261.

That means almost 84% of the county's known COVID-19 cases are recovered.

The county announced no current hospitalizations and no new deaths. 

While the number of total cases increased slightly since Sunday, the number of active cases decreased from 46 to 45.

May 17

As of Sunday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 308  positive cases of COVID-19. That's two more than Saturday. The county's latest count of recovered cases also increased from 246 to 257. 

The county announced no current hospitalizations and no new deaths. 

While the number of total cases increased slightly since Saturday, the number of active cases decreased from 55 to 46.

May 16

As of Saturday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 306  positive cases of COVID-19. That's one more than Friday, after the cases held steady between Thursday and Friday. The county's latest count of recovered cases also increased from 233 to 246. 

Two numbers did hold steady from Friday. The county announced no current hospitalizations and no new deaths. 

While the number of total cases increased slightly since Friday, the number of active cases decreased from 67 to 55.

May 15

As of Friday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 305 positive cases of COVID-19. That's the same as Thursday. The county also is showing no change in its latest posting for recoveries -- still 233.

The big change for Friday is there are no Knox County residents now in the hospital being treated for COVID-19. On Thursday, one resident was in the hospital in connection with the virus. There remain 67 active cases.

May 14

As of Thursday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 305 positive cases of COVID-19, two less than yesterday. KCHD said that upon further investigation into those patients, it was determined that they were not residents of Knox County, and that is a common practice.

There are 67 cases currently active and so far, 233 people have recovered.

May 13

As of Wednesday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 307 positive cases of COVID-19, with 69 cases currently active. So far, 233 people have recovered and five people have died.

May 12

As of Tuesday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 301 positive cases of COVID-19, with 66 cases currently active. So far, 230 people have recovered and five people have died.

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May 11

As of Monday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 295 positive cases of COVID-19, with 64 cases currently active. So far, 226 people have recovered and five people have died.

The increase in cases was from targeted testing last week in areas identified as clusters. They specifically tested people who had come in contact with someone with COVID-19.

May 10

As of Sunday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 280 positive cases of COVID-19, with 49 cases currently active. So far, 226 people have recovered and five people have died.

May 9

As of Saturday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been
278 positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. That's six more positive cases than the department reported Friday. Only 47 cases are currently active. 

KCHD said 226 people have recovered in the county and five people have died. 

Three people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. 

May 8

As of Friday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 272 positive cases of COVID-19, but only 55 cases are currently active. So far, 212 people have recovered and five people have died.

There are three people currently hospitalized.

May 7

As of Thursday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 269 positive cases of COVID-19, but only 52 cases are currently active. So far, 212 people have recovered and five people have died.

There are three people currently hospitalized.

May 6

As of Wednesday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 257 positive cases of COVID-19, and 43 cases are currently active. Five people have died; 209 people have recovered, and three people are hospitalized.

May 5

As of Tuesday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 252 positive cases of COVID-19, but only 38 cases are currently active. 209 people have recovered and five people have died.

May 4

As of Monday, the Knox County Health Department said there are 246 positive cases of COVID-19, down two from the day before. That's because two of those cases that were reported by the state turned out to not be from Knox County, so they were removed from Knox County's total case count.

The number of recoveries is up to 209. Right now, there are 32 active cases in the county.

May 3

As of Sunday, the Knox County Health Department said there are 248 positive cases of COVID-19, with the number of recoveries up to 205. Right now, there are 38 active cases in the county.

May 2

As of Saturday, the Knox County Health Department said there are 239 positive cases of COVID-19, with the number of recoveries remaining at 199. Right now, there are 35 active cases in the county.

May 1

As of Friday, the Knox County Health Department said there are 238 positive cases of COVID-19, with recoveries remaining at 199 and active cases up to 34.

April 30

As of Thursday, the Knox County Health Department said there are 232 positive cases of COVID-19, with 199 recoveries and 28 active cases.

April 29

As of Wednesday, the Knox County Health Department said there are 224 positive cases of COVID-19, with 197 recoveries and 22 active cases.

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April 28

As of Tuesday, the Knox County Health Department said there are 221 positive cases of COVID-19, with 195 recoveries and only 21 active cases.

Knox County has reported an additional death from COVID-19, an 87-year-old man. That brings the total number of deaths in Knox County to five. It's the first reported death since April 8.

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There have been 34 hospitalizations so far. Currently, there are 3 hospitalizations.

April 27

As of Monday, the Knox County Health Department said there are still 214 positive cases of COVID-19, with 181 recoveries and 29 active cases.

There have been 33 hospitalizations so far. Currently, there are 6 hospitalizations.

This is the first day Knox County has reported 0 new cases since March 21.

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This is the first day Knox County reported 0 new cases since March 21.

April 26

As of Sunday, the Knox County Health Department said there are now 214  positive cases of COVID-19, with 180 recoveries and 30 active cases.

There have been 31 hospitalizations so far. Currently, there are 6 hospitalizations.

April 25

As of Saturday, the Knox County Health Department said there are now 209 positive cases of COVID-19, with 180 recoveries and 25 active cases.

There have been 31 hospitalizations so far.

April 24

As of Friday, the Knox County Health Department said there are now 207 positive cases of COVID-19, with 179 recoveries and 24 active cases.

There have been 31 hospitalizations so far.

April 23

As of Thursday, Knox County is reporting 206 positive cases of COVID-19, with 173 recoveries and the number of active cases is 29.

There have been 31 people hospitalized at some point during their illness. 

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April 22

As of Wednesday, Knox County is reporting 199 positive cases of COVID-19, with 166 recoveries and the number of active cases up to 29.

April 21

As of Tuesday, Knox County is reporting 196 positive cases of COVID-19, with 165 recoveries and the number of active cases down to 27. 

April 20

As of Monday, Knox County is reporting 193 positive cases of COVID-19, with 161 recoveries and 28 active cases.

April 19

As of Sunday, Knox County is reporting 192 positive cases so far, with 156 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is now 32.

April 18

As of Saturday, Knox County is reporting 191 positive cases so far, with 151 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is now 36.

April 17

As of Friday, Knox County is reporting 189 positive cases so far, with 144 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is now 41. Twenty-two people have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

April 16

As of Thursday, Knox County is reporting 186 positive cases so far, with 144 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is now 38. Twenty-one people have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

No additional deaths have been reported.

April 15

As of Wednesday, Knox County is reporting 172 positive cases so far, with 136 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is now 32. Twenty-one people have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

April 14

As of Tuesday, Knox County is reporting 170 positive cases so far, with 131 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is now 35. Twenty-one people have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

No additional deaths have been reported.

April 13

As of Monday, Knox County is reporting 166 positive cases so far, with 126 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is now 36. Twenty people have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

Four deaths have been reported.

Credit: KCHD

April 12

As of Sunday, Knox County is reporting 159 positive cases so far, with 127 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is down to 28.

April 11

As of Saturday, Knox County is reporting 155 positive cases so far, with 123 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is down to 28.

April 10

As of Friday, Knox County is reporting 154 positive cases so far, with 115 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is down to 35.

Of the cases, 18 were hospitalized. There have been 3150 total COVID-19 tests conducted in the county.

April 9

As of Thursday, April 9, Knox County is reporting 152 positive cases so far, with 106 people listed as having recovered. Of the cases, 19 were hospitalized at some point during their illness. The county is now reporting 4 deaths related to COVID-19. There have been 2,219 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County.

Dr. Martha Buchanan, Director of the Knox Co. Health Dept., said in her daily briefing on Thursday that there had been an additional COVID-19 death in Knox County, but that person's residency has not been confirmed. 

"People are still traveling," Buchanan said. "Someone might get tested here but not live here."

Buchanan said until the investigation into that person's residency is concluded, KCHD will not count that death in Knox County's totals, though the state may include that in Knox County's count.

Buchanan said they will have more information on that death on Friday.

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Credit: KCHD

April 8

As of Wednesday, April 8, Knox County is reporting 146 positive cases so far, with 77 people listed as having recovered. Of the cases, 19 were hospitalized at some point during their illness. The county is now reporting 4 deaths related to COVID-19. There have been 2,213 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County.

The fourth person to die was identified as an 84-year-old man during KCHD's daily update briefing.

April 7

As of Tuesday, April 7, Knox County is reporting 126 positive cases so far, with 74 people listed as having recovered and 16 were hospitalized at some point during their illness. The county is now reporting 3 deaths related to COVID-19. There have been 2,193 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County.

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April 6

As of Monday, April 6, Knox County is reporting 119 positive cases so far, with 70 people listed as having recovered and 16 were hospitalized at some point during their illness. There have been 1,409 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County.

April 5

As of Sunday, April 5, Knox County is reporting 110 positive cases so far, with 60 people listed as having recovered and 16 hospitalizations.

April 4

As of Saturday, April 4, Knox County is reporting 97 positive cases so far, with 58 people listed as having recovered and 15 hospitalizations.

April 3

As of Friday, April 3, Knox County is reporting 93 positive cases so far, with 50 people listed as having recovered and 14 hospitalizations. There have been 1,363 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County with drive-thru testing scheduled on Friday and Saturday.

Of those diagnosed, 48 are men and 45 are women, with 20 people in their 20s and 16 people in their 50s listed as patients. Twenty-one are listed between the ages of 31 and 50. Thirteen are in their 60s.

April 2

As of Thursday, April 2, Knox County is reporting 85 positive cases so far, with 42 people listed as having recovered and 13 hospitalizations. There have been 1,115 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County.

Of those diagnosed, 42 are men and 39 are women, with 17 people in their 20s and 15 people in their 50s listed as patients. Seventeen are listed between the ages of 31 and 50. Ten are in their 60s. There are four cases in children 10 and under.

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Still only one death has been reported.

April 1

As of Wednesday, April 1, Knox County is reporting 77 positive cases so far, with 28 people listed as having recovered and 12 hospitalizations. There have been 1090 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County.

Of those diagnosed, 39 are men and 38 are women have been diagnosed, with 17 people in their 20s and 14 people in their 50s listed as patients. Sixteen are listed between the ages of 31 and 50.

The Knox County Health Department said 4 people at an assisted living facility in the county tested positive, which included three residents and one staff member. Three tests for staff are still pending, however they said they tested everyone else at the facility and they tested negative. KCHD said they are not naming the facility, but said it is not unlike a similar outbreak at an assisted living facility in Middle Tennessee.

KCHD also announced it will be offering drive-thru testing through Kroger and other partners for people who meet clinical qualifications. The testing will happen on Friday and Saturday, and people will need to be approved through Kroger to be tested. KCHD said it will be appointment-based and they will release more details later Wednesday on how people can register and get approved.

March 31

As of Tuesday, March 31, Knox County is reporting 63 positive cases so far, with 24 people listed as having recovered and 11 hospitalizations. There have been 931 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County.

33 men and 30 women have been diagnosed, with 12 people in their 20s and 13 people in their 50s listed as patients.

March 30

As of Monday, March 30, Knox County is reporting 57 positive cases so far, with 17 people listed as having recovered and 8 hospitalizations. The county said that was still out of 600 COVID-19 tests taken. Knox Co. also confirmed its first death from coronavirus on Monday.

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March 29

As of Sunday, March 29, Knox County is reporting 41 positive cases so far. The county stayed steady with 14 listed as recovered and 6 hospitalizations. The county says 600 COVID-19 tests have been taken. 

March 28

As of Saturday, March 28, Knox County is reporting 33 positive cases so far, with 14 listed as recovered. There have been 6 hospitalizations and 542 number of tests taken.

Sixteen men and 17 women have tested positive.

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March 27

As of Friday, March 27, Knox County is reporting 30 positive cases so far, with 11 listed as recovered, meaning they have been released from isolation.

Sixteen women and 14 men have tested positive.

Three children under 10 have been diagnosed, and there are three between the ages of 11 and 20. Four people in their twenties and six in their thirties have been diagnosed. Between the ages of 41-50, there are three cases and for cases between the ages of 51 and 60. There are four cases of people in their sixties and two in their seventies. There's one case of someone older than 91.

There have been 542 coronavirus tests administered in Knox County.

Six people have been hospitalized in Knox County.

March 26

As of Thursday, March 26, Knox County is reporting 28 positive cases so far, with six of those are listed as recovered, meaning they have been released from isolation.

Five people are currently hospitalized.

Fifteen of the confirmed cases are male and 13 are female, with the majority of cases between the ages of 21-40 with 11.

There have been 409 coronavirus tests completed in Knox County.

During a press conference on Thursday, the department also specified that it would take steps in case people who are homeless test positive for COVID-19. Officials said it has experience finding housing for people who are put in isolation without a home to stay in.

They also said that they will not release more information on positive cases than they already are, to protect individuals' privacy. The health department said it reaches out to those who may have been in contact with people who test positive for COVID-19, so it does not see a need to release information such as the patient's location or travel.

March 25

As of Wednesday, March 25, Knox County is reporting 20 positive cases so far, but six of those are listed as recovered, meaning they have been released from isolation.

Recovery time is usually 5-6 days.

Four people are currently hospitalized due to the coronavirus, according to the KCHD.

Knox County has conducted 341 tests for coronavirus.

Seven males and 13 women have tested positive for coronavirus in Knox County, with 11 between the ages of 18-49. There are three reported cases in children under 3, two for people between 50-64 and four who are 65 and over.

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