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

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WATE) — Here is a look into how the coronavirus is impacting Knox County. 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.

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Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021

  • New cases: 220
  • Deaths: 5 new deaths, total now 396
  • Current active cases: 4,392
  • Current hospitalizations: 147
  • New inactive cases: 452
  • Total inactive cases: 34,827
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 34,868

Friday, Jan. 15, 2021

  • New cases: 228
  • Deaths: 5 new deaths, total now 391
  • Current active cases: 4,559
  • Current hospitalizations: 153
  • New inactive cases: 459
  • Total inactive cases: 34,375
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 34,648

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021

  • New cases: 281
  • Deaths: 3 new deaths, total now 386
  • Current active cases: 4,754
  • Current hospitalizations: 170
  • New inactive cases: 533
  • Total inactive cases: 33,916
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 34,420

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021

  • New cases: 164
  • Deaths: 4 new deaths, total now 383
  • Current active cases: 4,936
  • Current hospitalizations: 167
  • New inactive cases: 1,137
  • Total inactive cases: 33,383
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 34,139

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021

  • New cases: 191
  • Deaths: 6 new deaths, total now 379
  • Current active cases: 5,397
  • Current hospitalizations: 177
  • New inactive cases: 260
  • Total inactive cases: 32,696
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 33,784

Monday, Jan. 11, 2021

  • New cases: 359
  • Deaths: 3 new deaths, total now 373
  • Current active cases: 5,417
  • Current hospitalizations: 180
  • New inactive cases: 288
  • Total inactive cases: 32,436
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 33,784

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021

  • New cases: 343
  • Deaths: 5 new deaths, total now 370
  • Current active cases: 5,262
  • Current hospitalizations: 170
  • New inactive cases: 71
  • Total inactive cases: 32,148
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 33,445

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021

  • New cases: 395
  • Deaths: 4 new deaths, total now 365
  • Current active cases: 4,924
  • Current hospitalizations: 171
  • New inactive cases: 0
  • Total inactive cases: 32,077
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 33,102

Friday, Jan. 8, 2021

  • New cases: 438
  • Deaths: 2 new deaths, total now 361
  • Current active cases: 4,457
  • Current hospitalizations: 173
  • New inactive cases: 702
  • Total inactive cases: 32,077
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 32,707

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021

  • New cases: 371
  • Deaths: 6 new deaths, total now 359
  • Current active cases: 4,634
  • Current hospitalizations: 178
  • New inactive cases: 559
  • Total inactive cases: 31,375
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 32,269

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021

  • New cases: 156
  • Deaths: 7 new deaths, total now 353
  • Current active cases: 4,674
  • Current hospitalizations: 188
  • New inactive cases: 214
  • Total inactive cases: 30,816
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 31,898

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021

  • New cases: 170
  • Deaths: 13 new deaths, total now 346
  • Current active cases: 4,918
  • Current hospitalizations: 205
  • New inactive cases: -14
  • Total inactive cases: 30,265
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 31,742

Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

  • New cases: 257
  • Deaths: 3 new deaths, total now 333
  • Current active cases: 4,657
  • Current hospitalizations: 192
  • New inactive cases: 260
  • Total inactive cases: 30,279
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 31,572

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021

  • New cases: 381
  • Deaths: 1 new death, total now 330
  • Current active cases: 4,663
  • Current hospitalizations: 191
  • New inactive cases: 276
  • Total inactive cases: 30,019
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 31,382

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021

  • New cases: 376
  • Deaths: 3 new deaths, total now 329
  • Current active cases: 4,439
  • Current hospitalizations: 179
  • Total residents hospitalized: 798
  • Total inactive cases: 29,743
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 31,001

Friday, Jan. 1, 2021

  • New cases: 236
  • Deaths: 2 more, for a total of 326
  • Current active cases: 4,915
  • Current hospitalizations: 175
  • Total residents hospitalized: 791
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 30,625

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020

  • New cases: 517
  • Deaths: 9 more, for a total of 324
  • Current active cases: 5,078
  • Total residents hospitalized: 786
  • Total cases reported since March 2020 (confirmed only): 30,389

Number of Knox County deaths reported by month:

  • January 2021 – 67
  • 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 – RED
  • Community-wide sustained and increased diagnostic testing with consistent or decreased test result reporting turnaround time – YELLOW
  • Sustained or increased public health capability  – RED
  • Health care system capabilities remain within current and forecasted surge capacity. -RED
  • 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 Jan. 13.

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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