Coronavirus in Knox County: Current hospitalizations, deaths, active cases for February

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Here is a look into how the coronavirus is impacting Knox County in the month of February. Data is updated each day at 11 a.m. by the Knox County Health Department unless otherwise noted. The population of Knox County is 470,313, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Knox County reported 157 COVID-19-related deaths in the month of January, matching December for the deadliest month of the pandemic.

Local demand for the vaccine remains high after a clinic for 2,000 first-dose vaccination appointments in the first week of February were filled in under 30 minutes.

KCHD has launched a new automated scheduling and registration platform with a waitlist option. Moving forward, appointments will be filled by contacting those who are on the waitlist.

Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

  • New cases: 63
  • Deaths: 4 new death, 535 total reported
  • Current active cases: 1,407
  • Current hospitalizations: 55
  • New inactive cases: 143
  • Total inactive cases: 44,630
  • Probable cases 6,914
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 39,658

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

  • New cases: 52
  • Deaths: 1 new death, 531 total reported
  • Current active cases: 1,464
  • Current hospitalizations: 52
  • New inactive cases: 7
  • Total inactive cases: 44,487
  • Probable cases 6,887
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 39,595

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

  • New cases: 55
  • Deaths: 2 new deaths, 530 total reported
  • Current active cases: 1,367
  • Current hospitalizations: 54
  • New inactive cases: 365
  • Total inactive cases: 44,480
  • Probable cases 6,834
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 39,543

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021

  • New cases: 31
  • Deaths: 3 new deaths, 528 total reported
  • Current active cases: 1,652
  • Current hospitalizations: 56
  • New inactive cases: 78
  • Total inactive cases: 44,115
  • Probable cases 6,807
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 39,488

Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

  • New cases: 67
  • Deaths: 3 new deaths, 525 total reported
  • Current active cases: 1,665
  • Current hospitalizations: 57
  • New inactive cases: 111
  • Total inactive cases: 44,037
  • Probable cases 6,770
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 39,457

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021

  • New cases: 62
  • Deaths: No new deaths, 522 total reported
  • Current active cases: 1,678
  • Current hospitalizations: 51
  • New inactive cases: 223
  • Total inactive cases: 43,926
  • Probable cases 6,736
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 39,390

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021

  • New cases: 101
  • Deaths: 1 new death, 522 total reported
  • Current active cases: 1,780
  • Current hospitalizations: 54
  • New inactive cases: 180
  • Total inactive cases: 43,703
  • Probable cases 6,677
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 39,328

Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

  • New cases: 86
  • Deaths: 1 new death, 521 total reported
  • Current active cases: 1,812
  • Current hospitalizations: 65
  • New inactive cases: 170
  • Total inactive cases: 43,523
  • Probable cases 6,629
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 39,227

Feb. 17-18, 2021

  • New cases: 127
  • Deaths: 3 new deaths, 520 total reported
  • Current active cases: 1,847
  • Current hospitalizations: 59
  • New inactive cases: 413
  • Total inactive cases: 43,353
  • Probable cases 6,579
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 39,141

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021

Due to an identified data entry issue found during routine analysis, KCHD did not update case numbers or benchmarks. Case numbers for Feb. 17 and benchmarks will be updated on Feb. 18 when the issue is resolved.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021

  • New cases: 134
  • Deaths: 2 new deaths, 517 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,032
  • Current hospitalizations: 60
  • New inactive cases: 122
  • Total inactive cases: 42,940
  • Probable cases 6,424
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 39,065

Monday, Feb. 15, 2021

  • New cases: 111
  • Deaths: 1 new death, 515 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,018
  • Current hospitalizations: 62
  • New inactive cases: 142
  • Total inactive cases: 42,818
  • Probable cases 6,420
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 38,931

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021

  • New cases: 101
  • Deaths: No new deaths, 514 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,015
  • Current hospitalizations: 62
  • New inactive cases: 201
  • Total inactive cases: 42,676
  • Probable cases 6,385
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 38,820

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021

  • New cases: 120
  • Deaths: 1 new death, 514 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,074
  • Current hospitalizations: 60
  • New inactive cases: 208
  • Total inactive cases: 42,475
  • Probable cases 6,344
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 38,719

Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

  • New cases: 102
  • Deaths: 1 new death, 513 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,112
  • Current hospitalizations: 65
  • New inactive cases: 168
  • Total inactive cases: 42,267
  • Probable cases 6,293
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 38,599

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021

  • New cases: 136
  • Deaths: 3 new deaths, 512 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,134
  • Current hospitalizations: 67
  • New inactive cases: 209
  • Total inactive cases: 42,099
  • Probable cases 6,248
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 38,497

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021

  • New cases: 101
  • Deaths: 7 new deaths, 509 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,164
  • Current hospitalizations: 70
  • New inactive cases: 290
  • Total inactive cases: 41,890
  • Probable cases 6,202
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 38,361

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

  • New cases: 81
  • Deaths: 2 new deaths, 502 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,302
  • Current hospitalizations: 62
  • New inactive cases: 111
  • Total inactive cases: 41,600
  • Probable cases 6,144
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 38,260

Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

  • New cases: 188
  • Deaths: 1 new deaths, 500 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,310
  • Current hospitalizations: 58
  • New inactive cases: 143
  • Total inactive cases: 41,489
  • Probable cases 6,120
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 38,179

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021

  • New cases: 119
  • Deaths: 2 new deaths, 499 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,198
  • Current hospitalizations: 71
  • New inactive cases: 206
  • Total inactive cases: 41,346
  • Probable cases 6,052
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 37,991

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021

  • New cases: 109
  • Deaths: 1 new deaths, 497 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,222
  • Current hospitalizations: 72
  • New inactive cases: 224
  • Total inactive cases: 41,140
  • Probable cases 5,987
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 37,872

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

  • New cases: 173
  • Deaths: 6 new deaths, 496 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,291
  • Current hospitalizations: 77
  • New inactive cases: 232
  • Total inactive cases: 40,916
  • Probable cases 5,940
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 37,796

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021

  • New cases: 100
  • Deaths: 2 new deaths, 490 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,302
  • Current hospitalizations: 78
  • New inactive cases: 287
  • Total inactive cases: 40,684
  • Probable cases 5,886
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 37,590

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

  • New cases: 105
  • Deaths: 4 new deaths, 488 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,422
  • Current hospitalizations: 80
  • New inactive cases: 319
  • Total inactive cases: 40,397
  • Probable cases 5,817
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 37,490

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

  • New cases: 60
  • Deaths: 2 new deaths, 484 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,563
  • Current hospitalizations: 83
  • New inactive cases:
  • Total inactive cases: 40,078
  • Probable cases 5,740
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 37,385

Monday, Feb. 1, 2021

  • New cases: 213
  • Deaths: 6 new deaths, 482 total reported
  • Current active cases: 2,455
  • Current hospitalizations: 86
  • New inactive cases: 246
  • Total inactive cases: 40,082
  • Probable cases 5,694
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 37,325

Number of Knox County deaths reported by month:

  • February 2021 – 55
  • January 2021 – 157
  • December 2020 – 157
  • November 2020 – 62
  • October 2020 – 21
  • September 2020 – 26
  • August 2020 – 19
  • July 2020 – 35

The 5 Knox County benchmarks in the fight against COVID-19 (green, yellow, red):

  • Sustained reduction or stability in new cases for 14 days – YELLOW
  • Community-wide sustained and increased diagnostic testing with consistent or decreased test result reporting turnaround time – YELLOW
  • Sustained or increased public health capability  – N/A (Changes being made to this benchmark)
  • Health care system capabilities remain within current and forecasted surge capacity. – YELLOW
  • Sustained or decreased COVID-19 related death rate for identified positive or probable cases – RED

Benchmarks are updated each Wednesday by the Knox County Health Department. Last updated on Feb. 10.

Data provided by the Knox County Health Department and only includes Knox County residents. Hospitalizations are the number of people admitted into area hospitals for COVID-19 symptoms. Deaths are the number of people who have died after testing positive for the virus. New cases are the number of positive COVID-19 tests reported each day. Active cases are those who tested positive and remain within the quarantine window. Total number is the overall sum of positive cases since the pandemic began locally in March 2020.

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