KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knox County Health Department continues COVID-19 data updates Monday through Friday. WATE 6 News is continuing our daily data reporting as well. According to the latest data, the number of active reported coronavirus cases nearly doubled from Dec. 30 to Jan. 3.

Statistics listed are: New confirmed cases, COVID-19 deaths and countywide toll, current active case count and hospitalizations from 18 hospitals in the Knox County/ East region. The total inactive, probable and confirmed cases since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020 are also listed.

Visit the Knox County Health Department data site for more detailed statistics about the COVID-19 caseload and regional hospitalizations.

January 3

  • Number of active cases: 3,991
  • Deaths: 4 new deaths, 1,004 total reported
  • Current active cases: 3,991
  • Current regional hospitalizations (as of Jan. 3): 241
    • ICU patients
    • ventilator patients
  • Total inactive cases: 82,299
  • Probable cases: 18,988
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 87,294