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

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Here is a look into how the coronavirus is impacting Knox County in the month of April. Data is updated tentatively each weekday 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 179 COVID-19-related deaths in the month of January, 26 more than the December total. The county reported 62 COVID-19-related deaths in February. The county reported 32 COVID-19-related deaths in the month of March. Nineteen deaths occurred in Knox County in April.

Beginning April 5, the Knox County Health Department Vaccine Information webpage features a direct registration system that allows community members to select an appointment date at registration rather than putting their name on a waitlist for the next available appointment.

The Health Department’s epidemiologists continue to perform a standard review of all Knox County COVID-19 cases dating back to March 2020. They anticipate the review, a standard operating procedure, of more than 50,000 records to be complete in the coming weeks.

The adjustments that often result from these reviews are expected given the nature of real-time data reporting with COVID-19, which is not normally how health metrics are reported in the U.S.

In this review, the team has identified approximately 180 cases to date who reside outside Knox County. The team is working with the state of Tennessee to transfer these cases to the appropriate jurisdiction.

This will result in what appears to be a decline of total cases in the May 21-27 data sets.

May 28

  • New cases: 4
  • Deaths: No new deaths, 639 total reported
  • Current active cases: 276
  • Current hospitalizations: 19
  • New inactive cases: 29
  • Total inactive cases: 51,114
  • Probable cases: 8,700
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,329

May 27

  • New cases: 8
  • Deaths: No new deaths, 639 total reported
  • Current active cases: 304
  • Current hospitalizations: 19
  • New inactive cases: 13
  • Total inactive cases: 51,085
  • Probable cases: 8,698
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,330

May 26

  • New cases: 22
  • Deaths: No new deaths, 639 total reported
  • Current active cases: 314
  • Current hospitalizations: 25
  • New inactive cases: 13
  • Total inactive cases:
  • Probable cases:
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,345

May 25

  • New cases: 4
  • Deaths: No new deaths, 639 total reported
  • Current active cases: 314
  • Current hospitalizations: 25
  • New inactive cases: 13
  • Total inactive cases: 51,077
  • Probable cases: 8,685
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,345

May 24

  • New cases: 4
  • Deaths: 1 new death, 639 total reported
  • Current active cases: 313
  • Current hospitalizations: 24
  • New inactive cases: (minus)-152
  • Total inactive cases: 51,064
  • Probable cases: 8,675
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,341

May 21

  • New cases: 8
  • Deaths: No new deaths, 638 total reported
  • Current active cases: 369
  • Current hospitalizations: 23
  • New inactive cases: 66
  • Total inactive cases: 51,216
  • Probable cases: 8,703
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,426

May 20

  • New cases: 13
  • Deaths: 1 new death, 638 total reported
  • Current active cases: 369
  • Current hospitalizations: 23
  • New inactive cases: 50
  • Total inactive cases: 51,150
  • Probable cases: 8,703
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,467

May 19

  • New cases: 3
  • Deaths: 1 new death, 638 total reported
  • Current active cases: 369
  • Current hospitalizations: 23
  • New inactive cases: 50
  • Total inactive cases: 51,150
  • Probable cases: 8,703
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,454

May 18

  • New cases: 14
  • Deaths: No new deaths, 637 total reported
  • Current active cases: 410
  • Current hospitalizations: 25
  • New inactive cases: 25
  • Total inactive cases: 51,100
  • Probable cases: 8,696
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,451

May 17

  • New cases: 52
  • Deaths: 1 new death, 637 total reported
  • Current active cases: 413
  • Current hospitalizations: 26
  • New inactive cases: 116
  • Total inactive cases: 51,075
  • Probable cases: 8,688
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,437

May 14

  • New cases: 31
  • Deaths: No new deaths, 636 total reported
  • Current active cases: 452
  • Current hospitalizations: 14
  • New inactive cases: 49
  • Total inactive cases: 50,959
  • Probable cases: 8,662
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,385

May 13

  • New cases: 30
  • Deaths: No new deaths, 636 total reported
  • Current active cases: 473
  • Current hospitalizations: 16
  • New inactive cases: 56
  • Total inactive cases: 50,910
  • Probable cases: 8,665
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,354

May 12

  • New cases: 13
  • Deaths: No new deaths, 636 total reported
  • Current active cases: 490
  • Current hospitalizations: 14
  • New inactive cases: 42
  • Total inactive cases: 50,854
  • Probable cases: 8,656
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,324

May 11

  • New cases: 8
  • Deaths: One new death, 636 total reported
  • Current active cases: 518
  • Current hospitalizations: 15
  • New inactive cases: 32
  • Total inactive cases: 50,812
  • Probable cases: 8,655
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,311

May 10

  • New cases: 11
  • Deaths: Zero new deaths, 635 total reported
  • Current active cases: 543
  • Current hospitalizations: 14
  • New inactive cases: 112
  • Total inactive cases: 50,780
  • Probable cases: 8,655
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,303

May 7

  • New cases: 30
  • Deaths: 1 new death, 635 total reported
  • Current active cases: 554
  • Current hospitalizations: 16
  • New inactive cases: 44
  • Total inactive cases: 50,668
  • Probable cases: 8,615
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,242

May 6

  • New cases: 30
  • Deaths: Zero new deaths, 634 total reported
  • Current active cases: 555
  • Current hospitalizations: 18
  • New inactive cases: 66
  • Total inactive cases: 50,624
  • Probable cases: 8,601
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,212

May 5

  • New cases: 6
  • Deaths: Zero new deaths, 634 total reported
  • Current active cases: 572
  • Current hospitalizations: 21
  • New inactive cases: 74
  • Total inactive cases: 50,558
  • Probable cases: 8,582
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,182

May 4

  • New cases: 17
  • Deaths: Zero new deaths, 634 total reported
  • Current active cases: 623
  • Current hospitalizations: 28
  • New inactive cases: 56
  • Total inactive cases: 50,484
  • Probable cases: 8,565
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,176

May 3

  • New cases: 36
  • Deaths: Zero new deaths, 634 total reported
  • Current active cases: 652
  • Current hospitalizations: 36
  • New inactive cases: 144
  • Total inactive cases: 50,428
  • Probable cases: 8,555
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 43,159

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

  • Sustained reduction or stability in new cases for 14 days – GREEN
  • Community-wide sustained and increased diagnostic testing with consistent or decreased test result reporting turnaround time – YELLOW
  • Sustained or increased public health capability  – YELLOW
  • Health care system capabilities remain within current and forecasted surge capacity. – GREEN
  • Sustained or decreased COVID-19 related death rate for identified positive or probable cases – GREEN

Benchmarks are updated each Wednesday by the Knox County Health Department. Last updated on May 25.

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