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Knox County reports 84 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

The new numbers are 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. You can always find the latest COVID-19 information here.

October 29

Knox County reported 84 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, but no additional deaths. The total number of confirmed and probable cases is now 13,538 since the pandemic began.

There are currently 1,431 active cases of the coronavirus. Hospitalizations of Knox Co. residents fell from 69 to 63.

October 28

Two more people have died to COVID-19 in Knox County, bringing the total number of deaths to 103 as of Wednesday.

The Knox County Health Department reported 115 new cases of the virus for a total of 13,454 cases. Active cases fell to 1,472, down by 53 from Tuesday.

Hospitalizations rose by 2 to 69. 

October 27

The Knox County Health Department reported 111 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday for a total of 13,339 cases.

1,525 case are active, up by 108 from yesterday. 

Hospitalizations fell to 67, down by 9 from Monday. No new deaths were reported.

October 26

The Knox County Health Department reported 165 new cases of COVID-19 Monday and one new death.

101 people have now died to COVID-19.

A total of 13,228 people have been infected, with active cases up by 51 to a total of 1,417.

76 people are currently hospitalized, down by one from Sunday.

October 25

The Knox County Health Department reported 131 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 13,063.

Active cases are up by seven from Saturday for a total of 1,366.

One new death was reported, bringing the total to 100.

Hospitalizations rose by eight from Saturday to a total of 77 people currently hospitalized.

October 24

The Knox County Health Department reported 207 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 12,932.

Active cases are up by 83 from Friday for a total of 1,359.

No new deaths were reported.

Hospitalizations rose by two to a total of 69 people currently hospitalized.

October 23

The Knox County Health Department Friday reported 93 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 12,725.

Active cases are down by 32 from Thursday for a total of 1,276.

No new deaths were reported.

Hospitalizations rose by 3 from Thursday to a total of 67 people currently hospitalized.

October 22

The Knox County Health Department reported two new COVID-19 deaths for a second day in a row, bringing the total number of deaths to 99.

KCHD reported 140 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 12,632. 1,308 are active cases, up by 10 from yesterday.

Current hospitalizations remained at 64. KCHD said in its Thursday briefing hospitalizations are still very high for the region, but doctors are able to keep up with the number of new patients. 

KCHD is asking people to continue taking the rise in cases and hospitalizations seriously, particularly as colder weather drives people indoors and puts them in close contact with each other, heightening the risk of infection. Doctors expect COVID-19 hospitalizations to continue rising as they also deal with the seasonal influx of flu patients.

October 21

Knox County reported two new deaths to COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the total to 97.

The county reported 74 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 12,492. Active cases decreased by 73 to 1,298.

The health department reported 64 people are currently hospitalized, down by 4 from Tuesday. 

October 20

Knox County reported 149 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed and probable cases to 12,418.

Active cases rose significantly by 146 to 1,371. Deaths remain at 95.

Current hospitalizations rose again. The health department reported 68 people are currently hospitalized, up by 4 from Monday.

Health Department Director Dr. Martha Buchanan said Tuesday the spread appears to be occurring among all age groups.

Hospitalization numbers remain concerning, she said. The county's highest number so far has been 70 and current figures stand at 68.

Buchanan urged people to practice standard precautions such as washing their hands often, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask while in public.

It will be up to the Knox County Board of Health to determine if more stringent measures are needed, she said. They meet next week.

October 19

Knox County reported 123 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed and probable cases to 12,269. The Knox County Health Department's benchmark for sustained reduction/stability in new cases for 14 days is back to a 'red light' due to the rise in cases.

Active cases rose to 1,225, up by 17 from Sunday. No new deaths were reported.

Current hospitalizations remain at 64 as of Monday morning.

October 18

Knox County reported 2 new COVID-19-related deaths on Sunday, bringing the total to 95.

The county also reported 117 new cases. The total number of confirmed and probable cases since March rose to 12,146.

The health department reported the number of active cases increased by 27 to 1,208.

Current hospitalizations went down by 2. There were 64 Knox County residents hospitalized as of Sunday morning.  

October 17

The Knox County Health Department reported the number of active COVID-19 cases dropped on Saturday to 1,181. That's a decrease of 53 active cases.

The total number of confirmed and probable cases since March rose to 12,029, meaning there are 54 new cases.

Four more Knox County residents were hospitalized, bringing the total to 66. 

One more death was reported. There have been 93 Knox County deaths since the start of the pandemic.

October 16

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Knox County rose Friday to 1,234. There are 134 new cases. 

The total number of confirmed and probable cases since March is now 11,975, Friday's figures show.

There are currently 62 Knox County residents hospitalized due to complications from the coronavirus. The number has fluctuated this week after reaching a record high of 70.

Two new deaths were reported Friday, taking the total to 92.

October 15

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Knox Co. dropped by 19 on Thursday, from 1,214 to 1,195. The total number of confirmed and probable cases since March now stands at 11,841.

There are currently 57 Knox Co. residents hospitalized due to complications from the coronavirus, down from 63 on Wednesday.

No new deaths were reported on Thursday.

October 14

Knox County reported 1 new COVID-19-related death Wednesday, bringing the total to 90.

There have been 11,761 total confirmed and probable cases in the county since the pandemic began.

Of those, 1,214 are listed as active. That's a decrease of 63 from the day before when there were 1,277. The number had been growing in past days.

Hospitalizations dropped to 63 from 70 the day before. Seventy had been the record high.

A total of 401 people have been hospitalized with virus-related maladies since March.

October 13

Knox Co. reported three new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, bringing the total to 89.

There have been 11,683 total confirmed and probable cases in the county since the pandemic began. Of those, 1,277 are listed as active, an increase of 146 from Monday.

There are currently 70 Knox Co. residents hospitalized because of COVID-19, another record high. A total of 396 residents have been hospitalized since March.

October 12

The Knox County Health Department reported 144 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

This brings the total number of cases to 11,525.

There are 1,131 active cases -- up by 92 from Sunday.

There are 66 Knox Countians in the hospital being treated for virus complications. That's up from Saturday's count of 61.

Deaths remain at 86 as of Monday.

October 11

The Knox County Health Department reported 109 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. 

This brings the total number of cases to 11,381.

There are 1,039 active cases -- up by 46 from Saturday.

The county did not report any new deaths from the virus.

October 10

Hospitalizations hit their third record high this week. The Knox County Health Department reported 61 current hospitalizations. 

It's an increase of 7 from Friday, and it's the highest number the county has seen the stat of the pandemic. Hospitals in other counties across East Tennessee are seeing similar record highs. 

The county also reported 144 new cases and no new deaths. This brought the total number of cases to 11,272.

There were 993 active cases -- up by 35 from Friday.

October 9

The Knox County Health Department reported one new death to COVID-19 Friday as hospitalizations hit another all-time high this week.

KCHD reported 106 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 11,128.

There are currently 958 active cases -- up by 11 from yesterday.

Hospitalizations for COVID-positive patients rose to their highest levels since the start of the pandemic for the second time this week, up by 3 from yesterday to 54. Hospitals in other counties across East Tennessee are seeing similar record highs.

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86 people have died to COVID-19 in Knox County, up by one from Thursday.

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October 8

The Knox County Health Department reported 93 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 11,022.

Active cases fell by nearly 100 to 947. 

No new deaths were reported.

Hospitalizations remain unchanged from Wednesday at 51. 

The most recent picture of the regional health care system locally shows COVID-positive inpatients at hospitals began to surge last week. In a period of five days from October 2 to October 6 -- positive inpatients increased by nearly 50 from 146 to 192. ICU patients increased from 42 to 55, and ventilated patients increased from 16 to 24.

KCHD said people need to pay particularly close attention and take the number of hospitalizations seriously, because it's "trending in the wrong direction" and on Wednesday hit its highest level since the pandemic began despite fewer people being tested locally. Because of the opposing trends, worries are growing that people with COVID-19 may be avoiding getting tested. 

Based on hospital capacity and capability, KCHD said the county is still in adequate shape to respond despite 12 consecutive "red flag" days for COVID-19 hospitalizations.

October 7

The Knox County Health Department reported 113 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases up to 10,929.

Active cases remained roughly the same at 1,043 -- down by 2 from yesterday.

Knox County is currently seeing the highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic at 51, up by one from Tuesday.

No new deaths were reported. The number has remained at 85 since the last death was reported on October 4.

October 6

The Knox County Health Department reported 121 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases up to 10,816.

Active cases have risen above 1,000 again to 1,045 -- an increase of 60 from yesterday.

Hospitalizations remain at 50 and no new deaths were reported.

October 5

The Knox County Health Department reported 50 people are currently hospitalized to COVID-19 -- which is the most seen since September 6 when that day saw a record number of hospitalizations.

The county reported 85 more COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the total up to 10,695. There are currently 987 active cases.

No new deaths were reported, with the number remaining at 85.

Credit: WBIR
Concurrent COVID-19 hospitalizations over time up From July 1 through October 4

October 4

On Sunday, the Knox County Health Department reported 83 new cases of COVID-19. That brings the total number of cases to 10,610.

The Knox County Health Department reported one new COVID-19 death. The county has seen 85 total since the start of the pandemic.

The department also reported 44 current hospitalizations - up 1 from Saturday.

October 3

The Knox County Health Department reported 66 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday-- bringing the total number of cases to 10,527. 

The Knox County Health Department reported no new COVID-19 deaths. 

43 people are currently hospitalized- up 4 from Friday.

October 2

On Friday, The Knox County Health Department reported 66 new cases of COVID-19 -- bringing the total number of cases to 10,461.

The Knox County Health Department reported no new COVID-19 deaths.

The department also reported 39 total hospitalizations -- up by 4 from Thursday.

No new deaths were reported, keeping the number of deaths at 84.

October 1

The Knox County Health Department reported no new COVID-19 deaths, keeping the total number of deaths to 84.

On Thursday, 81 new cases were reported -- bringing the total number of cases to 10,395.

Active cases decreased by 560 to 956 total. However, the sharp decrease is almost entirely due to Knox County fixing a discrepancy with how it receives state data on active and inactive cases. Hospitalizations also decreased by 1 to 35.

The Knox County Health Department and Knox County Board of Health discussed the reporting change Wednesday, saying it fixes a discrepancy they discovered when they realized the state had been sending the county geocoded data for inactive cases -- which is based simply on the person's address on record -- rather than jurisdictional data, which includes people who physically reside in Knox County but are legal residents of other counties/states.

On Thursday, KCHD emphasized the total number of cases remains the same after this change, and this fix now represents the true disease burden locally. Inactive cases increased dramatically as a result of the change, primarily because the jurisdictional data includes hundreds of University of Tennessee students out of isolation who physically live in Knoxville, but claim legal residency in another county or state. The fix in reporting now includes those out-of-county/state students in its inactive case counts.

“We know this is confusing, but the bottom line is our confirmed cases are accurate and have not changed,” KCHD said.

September 30

The Knox County Health Department reported one new COVID-19 death, bringing the total number of deaths to 84.

On Wednesday, 59 new cases were reported -- bringing the total number of cases to 10,314.

Active cases decreased by 64 to 1,516 total.

Hospitalizations also decreased by 2 to 36.

September 29

The Knox County Health Department said a database error caused its inactive cases to drop in its daily report -- causing active COVID-19 cases incorrectly increase by 337. The error has been fixed, and the actual number of active cases for Tuesday actually decreased by 22 to 1,580.

58 new cases of COVID-19 were reported -- bringing the total number of cases to 10,255.

No new deaths were reported. Since March, 83 people have died due to COVID-19 in Knox County.

Hospitalizations decreased by 3 to 38.

September 28

The Knox County Health Department said two more people have died to COVID-19 since Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths locally to 83. 117 new cases were reported to bring the total number of cases to 10,197.

The number of active cases increased for the first time since September 22, up slightly to 1,602 since Sunday.

 The number of hospitalizations remains at 41 Monday. 

September 27

The Knox County Health Department said one more person has died to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 81. KCHD reported 75 new cases Sunday to bring the total number of cases up to 10,080.

The number of active cases continues drop- down to 1,597. 

The county reported two new hospitalizations Sunday, bringing the total number of people currently hospitalized to 41. 

September 26

The Knox County Health Department said two more people has died to COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths to 80.

The county also reported 112 new COVID-19 cases. That brings the total number of cases to 10,005. 

Active cases continue to drop, with the health department reporter 1,613 active cases Saturday- down 20 from Friday. 

The number of hospitalizations stayed steady at 39. 

September 25

The Knox County Health Department said one more person has died to COVID-19, reporting 80 new cases Friday to bring the total number of cases up to 9,893.

The number of active cases in the county continued to decline by 79 to 1,633.

With the newest death, 78 people in the county have died to the virus.

Hospitalizations continue to rise, with 39 people now in the hospital -- up by two from yesterday. 

September 24

The Knox County Health Department reported 66 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 9,813.

The number of active cases continued to decrease by 56 to 1,712. 

No new deaths were reported, which remain at 77.

Hospitalizations remain on the rise, with 37 people now hospitalized -- up by 4 from yesterday.

County health leaders said Wednesday they are concerned decreases in the number of reported cases recently could be due to fewer people seeking testing, citing the rise in hospitalizations and lower testing numbers.

September 23

The Knox County Health Department reported 1 new COVID-19 death Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 77.

The number of cases increased by 55, bringing the total number of cases to 9,747.

Active cases decreased by 62 from Tuesday to 1,768.

There are currently 33 people hospitalized, up by 4 people from yesterday.

September 22

The Knox County Health Department reported 3 new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 76. 

The number of cases increased by 86, bringing the total number of cases to 9,692. 

The number of active cases went down by 4 to 1,830. 

There are currently 29 people hospitalized, down by 2 from yesterday. 

September 21

The Knox County Health Department reported 109 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 9,606.

No new deaths were reported, leaving the total at 73.

The number of active cases increased by 22 to 1,834.

There are currently 31 people hospitalized, up by 1 from yesterday.

September 20

The Knox County Health Department reported 76 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. That brings the total to 9,497 cases.

No new deaths were reported. 

The number of active cases decreased by 34 from yesterday to 1,812. 

There are 30 people currently hospitalized-- an increase of 1 from yesterday.

September 19

The Knox County Health Department reported 181 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. That brings the total to 9,421 cases.

The Health Department also reports 2 new deaths, bringing that total to 73.

The number of active cases increased from yesterday to 1,846. 

There are 29 people currently hospitalized-- a decrease by 2 from yesterday.

September 18

The Knox County Health Department reported 97 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 9,240. 

Active cases have dipped back below 2,000 -- at 1,797. 

Three new deaths were reported, bringing the total to 71. 

Current hospitalizations declined by 3 from Thursday to 31. 

September 17

The Knox County Health Department reported 160 new COVID-19 cases Thursday for a total of 9,143 cases since the start of the pandemic. 

Active cases are at 2,183, up by 159 from 2,024.

One new death was reported. There have been 68 since March among county residents.

Current hospitalizations rose by 5 from Wednesday to 34.

September 16

The Knox County Health Department reported 69 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a total of 8,983 cases. 

Active cases are at 2,024, up by 69 from 1,955.

No new deaths were reported. There have been 67 since March among county residents.

Current hospitalizations declined by 5 from Tuesday to 29.

September 15

The Knox County Health Department reported 225 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, the largest single-day count since the pandemic emerged.

Total cases are now at 8,914, up from 8,689 on Monday.

Active cases are at 1,955, up from 1,851.

No new deaths were reported. There have been 67 since March among county residents. 

Current hospitalizations remained at 34.

September 14

The Knox County Health Department reported 77 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number of cases up to 8,689.

Active cases dropped by 12 to 1,851.

No new deaths were reported. There have been 67 since March among county residents. 

Current hospitalizations increased by 1 to 34.

September 13

The Knox County Health Department reported 129 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the total number of cases up to 8,612.

Active cases also dropped by 75 to 1,863.

No new deaths were reported. There have been 67 since March among county residents.

Hospitalizations dropped by 8 to 33.

September 12

The Knox County Health Department reported 192 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the total number of cases up to 8,483.

Active cases also dropped by 40 to 1,938.

3 new deaths were reported. There have been 67 since March among county residents.

Hospitalizations stayed steady at 41.

September 11

The Knox County Health Department reported 131 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the total number of cases up to 8,291.

Active cases also rose by 131 to 1,978.

No new deaths were reported. There have been 64 since March among county residents.

Hospitalizations are 41, up from 38 the day before.

September 10

The Knox County Health Department reported Thursday 127 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases up to 8,160.

Active cases rose by 49 to 1,847.

No new deaths were reported. There have been 64 since March among county residents.

Hospitalizations are 38, down from 47 the day before.

September 9

The Knox County Health Department reported Wednesday 103 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases up to 8,033.

Active cases fell by 54 to 1,798. No new deaths were reported.

Hospitalizations rose by 5 to 47.

September 8

The Knox County Health Department reported Tuesday one new death and 88 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases up to 7,930 in Knox County.

The number of active cases rose by 26, from 1,826 to 1,852.

Hospitalizations rose by one to 42 and 64 people have died from the virus.

September 7

The Knox County Health Department reported Monday another new high daily COVID-19 case count -- 171.

The Health Department said the new tally brings the total number of cases to 7,842 in the county since March.

The number of active cases rose 106, from 1,720 to 1,826.

Hospitalizations fell, however -- from 50 on Sunday to 41 on Monday.

Also, the county saw one new death. Authorities say 63 people have died from virus complications. 

Knox County's recent case count rise coincides with the resumption of classes at the University of Tennessee. The university since last last week has also seen a sharp virus case count increase.

September 6

The Knox County Health Department is reporting a record number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on Sunday.

The Health Department says there are 224 new cases-- bringing the total number of cases to 7,671. 

There are also 50 Knox County residents currently hospitalized. That's 9 new hospitalizations since yesterday.

The number of active cases also increased. The Health Department says there are now 1,720 active COVID-19 cases, up by 147 from yesterday.

September 5

The Knox County Health Department is now reporting 7,447 total COVID-19 cases. That is an increase of 164 cases from Friday.

Of the total, 1,573 of those cases are active -- a decrease from Friday. No new deaths or hospitalizations were reported.

The Health Department also reported 5,812 inactive cases. Inactive cases include anyone who has lingering symptoms but is no longer considered infectious according to the CDC.

September 4

The Knox County Health Department reported 142 new cases of COVID-19 since Thursday, for a total of 7,263 cases. 

There are currently 2,407 active cases in Knox County -- up by 25.

No new deaths were reported. 41 people are currently hospitalized, which is three fewer than Thursday.

There are currently 4,814 inactive cases. Knox County now reports "inactive cases" instead of "recovered cases." Inactive cases will include those who may have lingering symptoms but will no longer be considered infectious according to the CDC. After 14 days since the onset of symptoms, they will be considered inactive. 

KCHD said they changed the reporting to match how the state now reports inactive/recovered cases daily.

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September 3

The Knox County Health Department reported 2,382 active cases of COVID-19 and three new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 62. 

The total number of cases has passed 7,000 -- now at 7,141. 

The number of recoveries has grown to 4,697, which is 86 more than Wednesday. 

There are also 44 people who are currently hospitalized, which is fewer than Wednesday.  

September 2

The Knox Co. Health Dept. reported 2,317 active cases of COVID-19 and one additional death, bringing the total to 59.

The 2,317 active cases indicate an upward trend given that the previous peak was 2,318 on August 17.

There have been 6,987 cases since March and 4,611 people have recovered.

There are currently 48 Knox County residents hospitalized because of COVID-19. KCHD is reporting more Knox County residents are currently hospitalized for COVID-19 than ever before. The previous peak was 47 in mid-July.

September 1

The Knox County Health Department reported 90 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 6,876.

There are currently 2,316 active cases in Knox County. 

No new deaths were reported.  

The number of recoveries remained at 4,502, the same number reported on Monday. 

Three more people are in the hospital compared to Monday, with 45 currently hospitalized. There have been 266 total hospitalizations in the county.

August 31

The Knox County Health Department reported 70 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 6,786. Active cases have risen by 15 to 2,226.

One new death was reported, bringing the total number of deaths to 58.

The number of recoveries grew to 4,502.

Three fewer people are in the hospital compared to Sunday, with 42 currently hospitalized. There have been 264 total hospitalizations in the county.

August 30

The Knox County Health Department reported 138 new cases for a total of 6,716 cases in the county. Of that total, 6,486 are confirmed and 230 are probable.

The number of recoveries has grown to 4,448. 

Active cases have risen to 2,211 and 5 more people have been hospitalized bringing the number of current hospitalizations to 45.

One new death bringing the total to 57. 

August 29

The Knox County Health Department reported 79 new cases for a total of 6,578 cases in the county. Of that total, 6,349 are confirmed cases and 229 are probable.

Active cases and hospitalizations are both down, at 2,116 active cases and 40 people currently hospitalized.

Recoveries are on the rise, with 4,406 people recovered.

No new deaths were reported.

August 28

The Knox County Health Department reported a new total of 6,499 since March. Of that number, 6,272 cases are confirmed and 227 are probable.

The department also said active cases are now at 2,145. 

A total of 4,298 people have recovered. 

As of Friday, 43 residents are in the hospital. There have been a total of 261 hospitalizations since March.

August 27

The Knox County Health Department reported 103 new total COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the county to 6,389 since March. Of that, 6,162 are confirmed and 227 are probable.

The department also said active cases are now at 2,131, an increase of 16 from Wednesday.

A total of 4,202 people have recovered, an increase of 86 from Wednesday.

The county's number of deaths grew by one -- to 56. Health officials identified the fatality as a 70-year-old woman.

So far this month, 23 Knox County residents have died of COVID-19 related complications. Twenty-six people died in July.

As of Thursday, 30 residents are in the hospital. That's a reduction of one patient from Wednesday.

There have been a total of 258 hospitalizations since March.

The KCHD reported the recent downward trend of cases as encouraging but said it was too soon to tell if we had turned a corner. They asked everyone to continue wearing masks, frequent handwashing and cleaning, and maintaining social distance.

August 26

The Knox County Health Department reported 40 new total COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the county to 6,286 since March. Of that, 6,063 are confirmed and 223 are probable.

The department also said active cases are now at 2,115, a reduction of 45 from Tuesday.

A total of 4,116 people have recovered, an increase of 85 from Tuesday.

The county's number of deaths remains at 55. Thirty-one residents remain in the hospital receiving treatment from complications.

There have been a total of 255 hospitalizations since March.

August 25

The Knox County Health Department reported 57 new total COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the county to 6,246 since March. Of that, 6,029 are confirmed and 217 are considered probable.

The department also said active cases are now at 2,160, a reduction of 65 from Monday.

A total of 4,031 people have recovered, an increase of 120 from Monday. 

The county's number of deaths is up by two -- to 55. Thirty-one residents are in the hospital receiving treatment from complications, and there have been a total of 251 hospitalizations -- an increase of two since Monday - since the county began keeping records.

August 24

The Knox County Health Department reported 111 new total COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the county to 6,189 since March. Of that, 5,979 are confirmed and 210 are considered probable.

The department also said active cases are now at 2,225, an increase of 60 cases.

A total of 3,911 people have recovered, about 63 percent of the total number of cases since March.

The county's number of deaths remains at 53. Thirty-six residents are in the hospital receiving treatment from complications, and there have been a total of 249 hospitalizations -- an increase of one since Sunday - since the county began keeping records.

August 23

The Knox County Health Department reported 49 new total COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the count to 6,078. Out of the total cases, 5,870, or almost 97%, are considered confirmed while 208 cases are considered probable. 

KCHD also reported an increase in active cases bringing that current total to 2,165. That is an 18-case increase.

The county's number of deaths and hospitalizations held steady. There have been 53 deaths and 248 total hospitalizations since the county began keeping records.

August 22

The Knox County Health Department reported 119 new total COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the count to 6,029. Out of the total cases, 5,821 of those cases are considered confirmed while 208 cases are considered probable. 

KCHD also reported an increase in active cases bringing that current total to 2,147. That is a 14-case increase.

The department reported one new death from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 53.

The total number of recoveries is 3,829.

The total number of hospitalizations increased by 5 to 248, with 40 people currently hospitalized.

August 21

The Knox County Health Department reported the number of total cases increased by 52 Thursday to 5,910. The number of active cases decreased to 2,133 -- down by 74.

The department reported no new deaths from COVID-19 for a second day in a row Friday, so the total number of deaths remains at 52.

126 more people have recovered -- bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,725. There are currently 40 people hospitalized, three fewer people compared to yesterday. 243 total people have been hospitalized so far -- up by 4.

August 20

The Knox County Health Department reported the number of total cases rose by 127 from Wednesday to 5,858. The number of active cases rose to 2,207 -- up by 10.

The department reported no new deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, so the total number of deaths remains at 52.

3,599 people have recovered so far -- up by 117 new recoveries. There are currently 43 people hospitalized, up by 4 from Wednesday. 239 people total have been hospitalized so far.

During a weekly briefing, Dr. Martha Buchanan said the county's benchmarks were trending in a positive direction with consistency, but following the five core actions was absolutely critical to see case counts, deaths and hospitalizations decrease.

August 19

The Knox County Health Department reported one new death from COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 52.

The number of total cases rose by 45 from Tuesday to 5,731. The number of active cases continued to drop to 2,197 -- down by 54.

3,482 people have recovered so far -- up by 98 new recoveries. There are currently 39 people hospitalized, up by 1 from Tuesday. 239 people total have been hospitalized so far.

August 18

The Knox County Health Department reported one new death from COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 51.

The number of total cases rose by 63 from Monday to 5,686. The number of active cases dropped to 2,251 -- down by 67.

3,384 people have recovered so far -- up considerably from yesterday by 129 new recoveries. There are currently 38 people hospitalized, up by 5 from Monday. 236 people total have been hospitalized so far.

August 17

The Knox County Health Department reported one new death from COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number of deaths to 50.

The number of total cases rose by 114 to 5,623. The number of active cases rose to 2,318 -- up by 77 from Sunday.

3,255 people have recovered so far -- up by 36 from Sunday. There are currently 33 people hospitalized, which is down by 1. 236 people total have been hospitalized so far. 

August 16

The Knox County Health Department is reporting 5509 total COVID-19 cases on Saturday. That includes both confirmed and probable cases.

The number of active coronavirus cases rose to 2,241 -- up by 34 from Saturday. So far, the Health Department said 3,219 people have recovered, that's up by 46 from Saturday.

There are 34 people currently hospitalized -- a decrease of 3 people from Saturday.

There were no new deaths from COVID reported Sunday in Knox county, keeping that total at 49.

August 15

The Knox County Health Department is reporting 5,429 total COVID-19 cases on Saturday. That includes both confirmed and probable cases.

The number of active coronavirus cases rose to 2,207 -- up by 15 from Friday. So far, the Health Department said 3,173 people have recovered, that's also up by 96 from Friday.

There are 37 people currently hospitalized -- an increase of 4 people from Friday.

There was also one new death in Knox county, bringing that total to 49.

August 14

Active virus cases were reported Friday at 2,192, an increase of 17 from Thursday.

Also Friday, Knox County reported 5,317 total cases of COVID-19, up by 108. The number of recoveries continued to rise -- up 90 with 3,077 people total having recovered so far.

Current hospitalizations are at 33 as of Friday, a rise of 3 from Thursday.

The number of reported deaths of Knox County residents rose by 1 to 48.

August 13

Active virus cases continued their downward trend Thursday, decreasing 32 from Wednesday to 2,175.

Also Thursday, Knox County reported 5,209 total cases of COVID-19, up by 102. The number of recoveries continued to rise -- up 132 with 2,987 people total having recovered so far.

Current hospitalizations are at 30 as of Thursday, a bump up of four from Wednesday.

The number of reported deaths of Knox County residents rose by 2 to 47.

August 12

The number of active cases continued to decrease in Knox County, down by 54 from Tuesday to 2,207.

On Wednesday, the Knox County reported 5,107 total cases of COVID-19, up by 72. The number of recoveries continued to surge by 127 with 2,855 people total having recovered so far.

The Knox County Health Department updated its 14-day new cases benchmark from 'red' to 'yellow,' indicating improvement with a sustained reduction or stability in the number of new cases.

No new hospitalizations were reported, but the number of currently hospitalized patients increased by 3 to 26.

The number of deaths was corrected, down by one to 45.

August 11

The number of active cases in Knox County decreased by 29 Tuesday to 2,261.

The Knox County Health Dept. reported 5,035 cases of COVID-19, up by 88 from yesterday.

The number of reported recoveries was 2,728.

223 people have been hospitalized so far with 26 people currently hospitalized.

No new deaths were reported.

August 10

The Knox County Health Department reported 1 new death to COVID-19 Monday as total cases increased by 88 to 4,947 Monday.

Active cases increased by 57 from Sunday to 2,290, and deaths increased by 1 to 46. Recoveries increased to 2,611.

27 people are currently hospitalized. 

August 9

The Knox County Health Department has reported the number of confirmed cases in the county to be 4,868

Active cases increased to 2,261. Recoveries increased to 2,611.

The number of current hospitalizations fell to 26. 

August 8

The Knox County Health Department reported 4,859 total cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The number of active cases is 2,233, an increase of 50 from yesterday. Sunday is a relatively low day of reporting new COVID-19 cases in Knox County, according to WBIR's data team.

2,581 people have recovered. 

27 people are currently hospitalized and there is one new death being reported today, bringing the total to 45.

August 7

The number of current hospitalizations in Knox County drastically improved Friday, dropping to the lowest it has been since July 3.

The Knox County Health Department reported 4,642 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, with 142 of those listed as probable. There are currently 2,182 active cases.

The total number of recoveries is up to 2,418, and recoveries have once again surpassed the number of active cases.

Currently, the number of hospitalizations was cut in half from 33 yesterday to 16 on Friday, with 211 total people have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic.

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14-day moving average of COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 7, 2020.

KCHD director Dr. Martha Buchanan said the numbers are definitely encouraging, but cautioned people absolutely must continue to follow the core actions of social distancing, wearing a mask and frequently washing their hands if this is to become a trend.

"This is not the time to go 'Whoo… we did it,'" she said, warning that numbers could rebound to levels worse than before should people relax and stop following guidelines. 

August 6

The Knox County Health Department reported 75 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total to 4,515 cases with 144 of those listed as probable. There are currently 2,166 active cases, down by 37 from yesterday.

Knox County reported 2 new deaths bringing the total to 42.

110 more people have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries up to 2,307. 

Currently, the number of hospitalizations is 33, down by 2 since yesterday. 209 total people have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic, up by 7.

August 5

Knox County reported no new deaths for the first time in a week.

The Knox County Health Department reported 131 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4,296. There are currently 2,203 active cases, up by 32 from yesterday.

111 more people have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries up to 2,197. Currently, the number of hospitalizations remains unchanged at 35. 202 total people have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic, up by 5.

Knox County is reporting 144 probable cases.

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Active cases versus recovered cases in Knox County as of Aug. 5, 2020.

August 4

40 people have now died to COVID-19 in Knox County. This is the seventh day in the row at least one death has been reported due to the coronavirus, continuing the longest streak since the pandemic began.

However, the Knox County Health Department reported just 54 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 4,165. The number of active cases has dropped for the first time since July 12 on Monday down to 2,171 after Knox County saw a surge of recoveries.139 more people recovered Tuesday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,086.

Four more people are in the hospital currently compared to yesterday, bringing the number of current hospitalizations up to 35. 197 people total have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic.

Knox County is also reporting 132 probable cases. 

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Active cases versus recovered cases in Knox Co. as of Aug. 4, 2020.

August 3

One more person has died after being diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 39. It is the sixth day in a row that Knox Co. has reported at least one death due to COVID-19, the longest streak since the pandemic began.

The Knox County Health Department on Monday reported 114 new cases of COVID-19 to bring the total number of confirmed cases to 4,111. The number of active cases has grown to 2,256.

196 people have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic in the county, with 31 Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized. That's the lowest number of hospitalizations since July 7.

1,947 people have recovered.

August 2

Knox County reported three new deaths from COVID-19 Sunday. 38 people have died to COVID-19 in the county. 

There were 83 new cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 2,177. Nearly four thousand people have tested positive (3,997 confirmed cases). Current hospitalizations fell from 41 to 36. 195 people have been hospitalized in the county since the pandemic began.

August 1

KCHD reported 153 new cases of COVID-19 in Knox County, bringing the total to 3,914. 2,145 of those cases are active and 1,857 people have already recovered.

There have been two additional deaths, bringing the total to 35. Right now, 41 Knox Co. residents are hospitalized for COVID-19.

July 31

Two more people have died to COVID-19 in Knox County.

As of Friday, the Knox County Health Department reported 120 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the county up to 3,761. Active cases grew by 118 to a total of 2,085. 

33 people in Knox County have died as a result of COVID-19.

No new recoveries were reported Friday, keeping the total at 1,643. 40 people are currently hospitalized, and total number of people hospitalized since the start of the pandemic is up to 194. 

Knox County is also reporting 123 probable cases.

July 30

Knox County is reporting the most COVID-19 deaths in a single day after 4 more people died as a result of the virus.

The Knox County Health Department reported 108 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases up to 3,641 in Knox County. Active cases remain at 1,967. 31 people total have died from COVID-19 complications.

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Total deaths in Knox County over time as of July 30.

104 more people have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries up to 1,643.

There have been a reported total of 31 deaths. 

Right now, 39 Knox Co. residents are currently hospitalized for COVID-19, up by one from Wednesday. 190 people total have been hospitalized so far.

 There are also 119 probable cases. 

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New Knox County COVID-19 cases over time as of July 30.

July 29

Another person has died after being diagnosed with COVID-19 in Knox County, bringing the total to 27.

KCHD reported an additional 161 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total case count to 3,533. There are currently 1,967 active cases and 148 probable cases. 

38 Knox Co. residents are currently hospitalized and 1,539 people have already recovered.

July 28

KCHD reported 167 new cases of COVID-19 in Knox County, bringing the total to 3,372. 1,893 of those cases are active and 1,453 people have already recovered. There are also 145 probable cases.

There have not been any additional deaths. Right now, 37 Knox Co. residents are hospitalized for COVID-19.

July 27

Three additional deaths and 120 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Knox County.

There have been 3,205 confirmed cases since the pandemic began and 26 deaths. Currently, there are 1,847 active cases, an increase of 80 since Sunday. There are also 140 probable cases in the county.

Right now, 45 Knox Co. residents are hospitalized due to COVID-19.

July 26

The Knox County Health Department is reporting 131 new cases of COVID-19, totaling 3,085.

KCHD reports 115 new active cases totaling out to 1,767.

There has been no growth in number of current hospitalizations or deaths.

There are now 1,295 recovered cases.

July 25

There are now 23 deaths due to COVID-19 in Knox County.

The KCHD reported 115 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 2,954 and the number of active cases to 1,652 -- an increase of 81.

44 people are currently hospitalized.

There are also 137 reported probable cases.

July 24

There are now 22 deaths due to COVID-19 in Knox County.

The Knox County Health Department reported 137 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the total number of cases up to 2,839 and the number of active cases up to 1,571 -- in increase of 46 from Thursday.

The number of current hospitalizations is 44, with four new hospitalizations reported to bring the total overall number since the start of the pandemic to 184.

1,246 people have recovered -- up by 90 from Thursday.

KCHD is also reporting 128 probable cases.

July 23

The Knox County Health Department reported another record spike in COVID-19 cases Thursday with a total of 2,702 infections and 133 more active cases -- bringing the total number of active cases in the county to 1,525.

No new deaths were reported Thursday and 1,156 people have recovered. The number of current hospitalizations jumped to 46, with 180 total hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic.

KCHD also reported 122 probable cases. 

July 22

There are now 21 deaths due to COVID-19 in Knox County.

The Knox County Health Department reported a total of 2,515 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, with 58 more active cases -- bringing the total number of active cases to 1,392. 

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Active versus recovered cases in Knox Co. as of July 22.

1,102 people have recovered. 38 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, with 171 total hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic. KCHD said 6.8% of all local cases of COVID-19 have resulted in hospitalization. 

117 probable cases are also reported.

Locally, people between the ages of 21 to 30 make up the majority of more than 30% of all cases. That age group has outpaced all others for new infections within the past month. 

However, on Wednesday older adults saw a significant growth in the number of new infections in a single day. Ages 51 to 60 added 19 new cases, and ages 71 to 80 added 10 new cases -- the largest jump since the beginning of July. 

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Breakdown of infections by age in Knox Co. as of July 22.

July 21

There are now 20 deaths due to COVID-19 in Knox County.

The Knox County Department of Health reported a total of 2,392 cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, with 25 more active cases -- bringing to total number of active cases up to 1,334.

1,038 people have recovered. 45 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, with 165 total hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic.

115 probable cases were reported.

July 20

There have now been 19 deaths due to COVID-19 in Knox County.

KCHD is reporting a total of 2,314 COVID-19 cases in the county. 1,311 of them are currently active, an increase of 90 since Sunday. There are also 113 probable cases.

44 Knox County residents are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19.

July 19 

Knox County reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 today, but no new deaths. 

The total number of cases in the county now stands at 2,221 with 1,221 active cases. 982 people have recovered and 41 are currently hospitalized. 

The number of COVID cases in the county has doubled since July began. 

July 18

Knox County reported one new death today due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 18. 

The total number of active cases increased by 89 and recoveries increased by 20. The total number of confirmed cases in the county sits at 2,163, an increase of 110 cases since yesterday. 

The county also reports 88 probable cases.

July 17

The total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 2,053, a record increase of 147 cases since Thursday. The number of active cases is now at 1,100, an increase of 134 from Thursday. There are also 86 probable cases in the county.

There are more active cases now than recovered cases. That number stands at 936.

There are currently 44 Knox Co. residents hospitalized for COVID-19.

July 16

Knox County is reporting 92 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 1,906 and active cases up to 966.

The county is reporting two more deaths since Wednesday, as 17 people have now died to COVID-19. The number of hospitalizations rose to 47, with 150 total hospitalizations.

There have been 923 recoveries.

The county is also reporting 82 probable COVID-19 cases. 

July 15

KCHD reports there are now 1,814 cases of COVID-19 in Knox County, with 906 of them currently active.  

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the number of active cases is greater than the number of recovered cases in Knox County. The current number of people who have already recovered is 893 cases.

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On July 15, the number of active COVID-19 cases surpassed the total number of recoveries in Knox County.

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There are currently 45 Knox Co. residents hospitalized, with a total of 141 hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic. 

15 people have died to COVID-19 in Knox County. The latest victims were a 94-year-old man and a 56-year-old man.

July 14

The Knox County Health Department is reporting one additional death and more than 100 new active cases of COVID-19 after a record-high number of new cases were reported Tuesday.

There are 118 new cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic up to 1,746 and the total number of active cases up to 839. Of the total cases, 893 have recovered.

There are currently 40 people in Knox County hospitalized, with a total of 137 hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic. 

14 people have died to COVID-19 in the county.

July 13

KCHD reported three additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total to 13. Officials said a 45-year-old man, a 54-year-old woman, and an 88-year-old woman had died of complications related to COVID-19.

There are currently 736 active cases, an increase of 22 since Sunday. The total confirmed cases in Knox Co. is now 1,628 with 63 probable cases.

There are currently 41 Knox Co. residents hospitalized, with a total hospitalization number of 130 since the pandemic began.

July 12

KCHD reported there were 1,586 total cases on Sunday, an increase of 19 cases since yesterday. Of those cases, 714 are currently active, a decrease of 17 cases.

862 people have already recovered from COVID-19. There are 40 Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized and there have been 10 deaths.

July 11

Knox County now has 731 active cases of COVID-19, an increase of 23 since Friday, according to the Knox Co. Health Dept. That brings the total case count to 1,567, an increase of 41 cases.

There are currently 38 Knox Co. residents hospitalized. 826 people have recovered. Knox Co. confirmed 10 deaths due to COVID-19.

July 10

KCHD reported 708 active cases of COVID-19, an increase of 41 since Thursday. Overall, there have been 1,526 cases in Knox County and 10 deaths. There are currently 43 probable cases.

808 people have recovered.

The health department said in its briefing on Friday that there was an issue with retrieving the data about the number of Knox Co. residents who are hospitalized, so they are not reporting those numbers today.

Charity Menefee with KCHD did report that there were 84 people hospitalized in the Knox County region, which includes 19 hospitals in 16 counties. She did not provide any additional information.

July 9

There are now 667 active cases of COVID-19 in Knox County, an increase of 51 since Wednesday. There have been 1,485 total cases of COVID-19 in the county. There are 36 probable cases.

There are currently 34 Knox Co. residents hospitalized and no additional deaths have been reported.

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July 8

Knox County now has 616 active cases of COVID-19, an increase of 54 since Tuesday, according to the Knox Co. Health Dept. That brings the total case count to 1,420. There are currently 30 probable cases in Knox Co.

Knox Co. is also reporting an additional death on Wednesday, bringing the total to ten. KCHD said an 81-year-old man died after contracting COVID-19.

There are currently 34 Knox Co. residents hospitalized, a big jump from 19 yesterday, and 794 people have recovered.

July 7

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Knox Co. continues to grow. KCHD reported there were 1366 total cases on Tuesday, an increase of 70 since yesterday. Of those cases, 563 are currently active, an increase of 68. There are also 30 probable cases in the county.

794 people have already covered from COVID-19. There are 19 Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized and there have been 9 deaths.

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July 6

The Knox Co. Health Dept. reported another big jump in COVID-19 cases on Monday. There are now 495 active cases, bringing the total case count to 1296. So far, 792 people have recovered.

Another death has also been reported in Knox Co., bringing the total of fatalities to 9. There are currently 20 Knox Co. residents hospitalized for COVID-19.

There are 30 probable cases in the county.

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July 5

The Knox County Health Department reported two new deaths Sunday from COVID-19, bringing the total to eight deaths in the county.

As of Sunday, there were currently 425 active cases in the county, down by 37. The number of total COVID-19 cases grew to 1,203, up by 17. Of those, 770 people have recovered. 

20 people are currently hospitalized, which is up by 3. 

90 people have been hospitalized in the county from COVID-19 since March. 

The number of probable cases grew to 31.

July 4

The Knox County Health Department reported the highest growth in new and active COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

As of Saturday, there were currently 462 active cases in the county, up by 98. The number of total COVID-19 cases grew to 1,186, up by 93. Of those, 718 people have recovered -- which is down by 5 from yesterday, which led to active cases being higher than the number of new cases Saturday. It is unclear why the number of total recoveries dropped from the previous day. 

17 people are currently hospitalized, up by 3. 

89 people have been hospitalized in the county from COVID-19 since March. No new deaths were reported. 

The number of probable cases grew to 30.

July 3

The Knox County Health Department is reporting 364 active cases of COVID-19 Friday, up by 41 from yesterday.

46 new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in the county, bringing the total number of cases up to 1,093. Of those, 723 people have recovered -- up by 5 from yesterday.

14 people are currently hospitalized, down by 4 for Thursday. 86 people total have been hospitalized in the county since the start of the pandemic.

No new deaths were reported Friday, keeping the total at 6.

There are 28 probable cases being reported, as well.

July 2

The Knox County Health Department is reporting a significant growth in cases Thursday with the first new COVID-19 death since late April.

KCHD reports there are 323 active cases, up by 52 since Wednesday. There are 70 new COVID-19 cases -- bringing to total in the county since the start to 1,047. 

6 deaths are now reported. Of those deaths, four were people above the age of 75 and two were people between the ages of 45 to 64. The number of recoveries is up to 718 -- up by 17 since yesterday.

18 people from Knox County are hospitalized, up by 5 since yesterday. 

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Active cases in Knox County as of July 1

Since the start of the pandemic, 83 people have been hospitalized. The Tennessee Health Department said Wednesday the large number of new cases recently across the state cannot be attributed just to a rise in testing -- urging people to wear a mask, keep 6 feet of distance, and to wash their hands often.

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Breakdown of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in Knox County as of July 1.

As of the week of June 21 to 27, the number of total tests conducted in Knox County was reported to be 1,655 -- down from 2,225 in the previous week. However, KCHD said the true level of testing is likely much higher -- but are being reported at lower levels currently because of weeks of delays with the NBS system reporting negative test results.

July 1

After a small dip yesterday, Knox County reported a new record high number of active COVID-19 cases and the second highest daily increase.

The Knox County Health Department reported 271 active cases of COVID-19, up by 37 from yesterday. The number of new cases increased by 50 bringing the total to 977. Recoveries increased by 13 people, bringing the total number of recoveries to 701. No new deaths have been reported in nearly two months.

There are 13 people in the county currently hospitalized.

29 cases are listed as probable.

Recently, county health leaders said they have seen a notable increase in the number of people wanting to be tested.

June 30

The Knox County Health Department reported 234 active cases of COVID-19, down by 31 from yesterday. The number of new cases increased by 15 to 927. Recoveries increased by 46 people, bringing the total number of recoveries to 688. No new deaths have been reported in nearly two months.

There are 14 people in the county currently hospitalized.

29 cases are listed as probable.

June 29

COVID-19 cases in Knox County continue to grow. On Monday, the Knox Co. Health Dept. reported 265 active cases, an increase of 42 since yesterday. The total case count for Knox County is now 912. 642 people are already listed as recovered from the virus.

There are 15 Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized and five people have died.

Knox Co. is also listing 29 probable cases.

June 28

The Knox County Health Department is reporting 16 new COVID-19 cases making its new total 859. 631 people have recovered, and there are 223 active cases currently.

15 people are hospitalized.

June 27

The number of active cases grew to 211, a new high for a third day in a row. Right now Knox County is reporting a total of 843 cases of COVID-19. 627 people have recovered.

Currently 18 people are hospitalized, six more than Friday.

No new deaths have been reported, which remains at 5. There are 28 probable cases in the county.

June 26

The number of active cases rose to a new high for a second day in a row since the pandemic began to 197 in Knox County Friday after the health department reported 34 new cases of COVID-19. 

There have been 807 total cases of COVID-19 and 605 recoveries. Hospitalizations also continued to grow to 12 -- three more people since Thursday.

No new deaths have been reported, which remains at 5. There are 27 probable cases in the county.

The number of new tests being conducted has actually fallen in the county in past weeks despite the increased number of new positive cases. That has prompted the Knox County Health Department to issue another "red light" in its reopening benchmarks. 

Since the weekly high of 3,009 tests conducted during the week of May 17-23, the number of tests being performed in the county has steadily fallen. From June 14-20 -- the number of tests had dropped by nearly half to 1,658. However, KCHD said there may be some negative tests still unrecorded last week due to delays with the reporting system. KCHD also reported Wednesday was the first day they've ever had to cut off the line for testing. 

KCHD said hospital capacity remains satisfactory locally. Across the region, 28 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized. 15 are in the ICU and 6 are on ventilators. Currently, nearly 86% of all ICU beds and 76% of all hospital beds are being utilized in East Tennessee. KCHD said 32% of the 242 ventilators are in use.  

June 25

Knox County reported on Thursday the highest daily total of new and active cases since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second day in a row Knox County has reported a record number of new cases.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Knox County jumped from 136 to 172 on Thursday. 39 more people tested positive, with a total of 773 total confirmed cases so far. Three more people recovered, bringing the total number of recovered up to 596.

The health department also reported 25 probable cases.

There are 9 Knox County residents hospitalized due to COVID-19 -- the most since the outbreak began in March. 5 people have died.

The Knox County Health Department said Wednesday was the first day it has ever had to cut off the line for testing. Everyone who was in line by 2 p.m. was tested, but the rest were turned away. KCHD believes the increase in the number of people wanting to be tested is due to the increase in cases recently seen. 

"As cases increase, the number of close contacts increases. This is especially true as our community continues to reopen. Back in the beginning of the pandemic, people weren’t leaving their homes except for essential errands. Because of that, their close contacts were only a couple of people. Now, that people are going to more places and participating in group activities, we are seeing the number of close contacts increase," Deborah Crouse with KCHD said.

When asked if any of the cases were related to recent protests in Knoxville, Crouse said KCHD was not aware of any protest-related cases yet. 

KCHD said it is not seeing any challenges in obtaining testing supplies. 

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June 24

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Knox County has dropped to 136 on Wednesday. There have been 734 total confirmed cases so far, with 593 people already recovered.

Knox County also has 24 probable cases.

There are currently eight Knox Co. residents hospitalized and five people have died.

June 23

There are currently 161 active COVID-19 cases in Knox County, a jump of 26 from yesterday, after the county recorded 36 new positive cases Tuesday -- the single-highest daily increase of new cases in the county since the start of the pandemic. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 716. 10 more people recovered, bringing to total recoveries to 550 people.

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Daily new COVID-19 cases as of June 23.

Knox County also has 25 probable cases. That means that they have been in contact with a confirmed case and are exhibiting symptoms. It's up to those people if they want to take a test or not.

There are currently three Knox Co. residents hospitalized and five people have died.

June 22

Knox Co. is reporting 680 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 135 currently active. 540 people have recovered from the virus. There are currently 26 probable cases in the county.

There are four Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized for the virus and five total deaths. 

June 21

There are currently 656 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Knox County with 114 of those cases being active. As of Sunday morning, there have been 537 recoveries. 

June 20

As of Saturday morning, there are 115 active COVID-19 cases in Knox County. There have been 641 confirmed cases so far, with 521 recoveries. 

June 19

As of Friday morning, the positive virus case count has reached 632, and 521 of those cases have recovered.

Active cases are at 106, a bump up of 17 since Thursday.

Knox County also has 26 probable cases.

Two residents are in the hospital. Five people have died since the March onset.

June 18

There are currently 89 active COVID-19 cases in Knox County. There have been 611 total confirmed cases so far, with 517 people already recovered.

Knox County also has 26 probable cases.

There are currently four Knox Co. residents hospitalized and five people have died.

June 17

The number of total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Knox County has risen to 596, an increase of six from Tuesday. There are 104 active cases and 21 probable cases. So far, 487 people have recovered from the virus.

There are currently six Knox Co. residents hospitalized and five people have died.

June 16

There are currently 102 active COVID-19 cases in Knox County. There have been 590 total confirmed cases so far, with 483 people already recovered.

Knox County also has 20 probable cases.

There are currently four Knox Co. residents hospitalized and five people have died.

June 15

Knox Co. has 94 active cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 573, though 474 people have already recovered.

There are four people currently hospitalized and there have been five deaths.

The health department is currently investigating 20 probable cases.

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June 14

Knox County is reporting 11 new total COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 568. There are currently 105 active cases and 458 people have already recovered.

There are eight Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized because of coronavirus and there have been five total deaths.

June 13

On Saturday, Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 557, an increase of 10 from the day before. The number of active cases is now at 118. 

Eight Knox Co. residents are currently hospitalized. 434 people have already recovered. The number of deaths in the county remains at 5.

June 12

On Friday, Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 547, an increase of 22 from the day before. The number of active cases is now at 111. 

Four Knox Co. residents are currently hospitalized. 431 people have already recovered. The number of deaths in the county remains at 5.

June 11

Knox Co. has 120 active cases of COVID-19, the most since the pandemic began. That brings the total number of cases to 525, though 400 people have already recovered.

There are four people currently hospitalized and there have been five deaths.

The health department is currently investigating 12 probable cases.

June 10

Sixteen additional COVID-19 cases are being reported in Knox County, bringing the total case count to 519. There are currently 114 active cases with six Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized.

There have been five total deaths.

June 9

Knox County is reporting nine new total COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 503. There are currently 98 active cases and 400 people have already recovered.

There are two Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized because of coronavirus and there have been five total deaths. Right now, there are 10 probable cases being investigated by the health department.

June 8

On Monday, Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 494, an increase of 17 from Sunday. The number of active cases is now at 96. 

Three Knox Co. residents are currently hospitalized. 393 people have already recovered. The number of deaths in the county remains at 5.

June 7

As of Sunday, Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases has risen by 13 since Saturday to 477. The number of active cases is now at 95. 

Two people are currently hospitalized. 377 people total have recovered. The number of deaths in the county remains at 5.

June 6

As of Saturday, Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases has risen by four since Friday to 464. The number of active cases is now at 89. 

Two people are currently hospitalized. 370 people total have recovered. The number of deaths in the county remains at 5.

June 5

The number of active COVID-19 cases has dropped noticeably Friday as the Knox County Health Department reported 8 new COVID-19 cases and nearly 30 new recoveries.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the county is now 460, and 363 people have recovered. This has brought the number of active cases down to 92, which formerly stood at 112 yesterday.

One person is currently hospitalized with no new hospitalizations or deaths. 

While most of the county's reopening benchmarks remain in the 'green,' the 14-day reduction/stability benchmark for new cases remains in the 'red' due to multiple daily spikes in new cases reported in the past 7 days. 

June 4

As of Thursday, Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases has risen by 11 since Wednesday to 452. The number of active cases continues to rise and is now at 112, with one more hospitalization and no new recoveries.

Two people are currently hospitalized. 335 people total have recovered and 44 total have been hospitalized in the county. The number of deaths in the county remains at 5.

June 3

As of Wednesday, Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases is now at 441 cases, up eight from Tuesday. The number of active cases in now 101, with 335 recoveries and 43 hospitalizations. 

One person is currently hospitalized.

June 2

Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases rose again by 23 to 433 Tuesday. The number of active cases in now 93, with 335 recoveries and 43 hospitalizations. 

One person is currently hospitalized.

June 1

Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 410 Monday, compared to 403 cases Sunday. The number of active cases rose by 6 from yesterday to 70. 335 people, nearly 82% of all cases, have recovered. 

Two patients were released from the hospital, and there are currently no hospitalized patients or new deaths. 

May 31

Knox Co.'s total COVID-19 case number has risen from 391 cases Saturday to 403 cases Sunday. There are now 64 active cases and 334 people have recovered.

Almost 82 % of known local cases are now recovered.

Two Knox Co. residents are currently hospitalized and there are 10 probable cases.

May 30

Knox Co.'s total COVID-19 case number has risen from 375 cases Friday to 391 cases Saturday. There are 58 active cases and 328 people have recovered.

That means almost 84% of known local cases are recovered.

Three Knox Co. residents are currently hospitalized and there are still 11 probable cases -- the same as Friday.

May 29

Knox Co. has reported eight additional COVID-19 cases since yesterday, bringing the total to 375. There are 49 active cases and 321 people have recovered.

Three Knox Co. residents are currently hospitalized and there are 11 probable cases.

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.

Credit: WBIR
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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