Coronavirus in Tennessee: Knox County cases continue to rise; no new hospitalizations, deaths reported


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Knox County Health Department reported more than 50 new active COVID-19 cases and 44 new recoveries on Thursday as the county continues to see double-digit growth in cases.

No new deaths or hospitalizations were reported. There are 34 Knox County patients currently hospitalized for COVID-19.

The 10th death from COVID-19 in the county was reported on Wednesday. The Health Department identified the deceased only as an 81-year-old man. Five of the 10 deaths from COVID-19 in Knox County have been reported in the last week.

Knox County reported 65 new active cases on Thursday. There are now 667 active COVID-19 cases in the county.

Knox County has reported 19 consecutive days with double-digit growth in cases. Knox County reported 9 new cases on Saturday, June 20. Fourteen of the 19 days saw 20 or more new cases. At least 45 new cases have been reported in eight of the nine days in July thus far.

Of the 1,485 total cases seen in Knox County, 99 of them have resulted in hospitalization at any point during the illness. 

Knox County lists 36 probable cases of COVID-19 currently on the county website, up from 30 on Wednesday.

The county reported 44 new recovered cases were reported on Thursday, The total number of recoveries is now 808. Recovered cases refer to those who have been released from isolation after 10 days from their onset of symptoms, plus 72 hours of being symptom-free. Recovered does not mean necessarily the person had to be hospitalized.

The Knox County Health Department updates its numbers daily at 11 a.m. Visit for more information.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Coronavirus COVID-19 videos

Biden slams Trump for 'knowingly' lying on COVID

McEnany: Trump 'never lied' to the public on COVID

Trump bemoans virus restrictions in North Carolina

University of Tennessee relocating Massey Hall residents to make room for COVID-19 self-isolation cases

Coronavirus in Tennessee: Knox County reports 100 new cases, 157 new inactive cases

Knox County Health Dept. says plan in place for vaccine distribution

UT Chancellor: Some dodging COVID-19 precautions

Two Tennessee women participating in a COVID-19 vaccine study

Tennessee teachers asking for more safety measures

State launching COVID-19 schools dashboard

Knox County Health Dept.: Numbers reflect new timeframe for inactive cases

Clinton High School cancels next 2 weeks of games due to virus

UT chancellor: Fraternities trying to avoid COVID-19 precautions

Trending Stories

WATE 6 Storm Weather School

WATE 6 On Your Side Twitter