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25,520 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Tennessee, including 16,925 recoveries & 408 deaths

The number of coronavirus cases continues to grow but recoveries are starting to outpace new cases in many places.

This blog will be updated daily with the latest information on COVID-19 in Tennessee. Click here for a detailed state map from the Tennessee State Data Center showing county-by-county COVID-19 cases reported by the Tennessee Department of Health.

June 5, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 400 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Friday, bringing the total confirmed cases up to 25,520. Of those, 16,925 have recovered, 408 have died and 1,893 have been hospitalized.

The total number of people tested in the state is now up to 482,172.

June 4, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting 298 new cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, bringing the total numbers of cases to 25,120. Of those, 401 people have died, 16,643 have recovered and 1,855 have been hospitalized.

476,138 people in the state of Tennessee have been tested.

June 3, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting 447 new cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, with the total rising to 24,822. Of those, there have been 16,319 recoveries, 388 deaths, and 1,829 hospitalizations. 

470,779 people have been tested so far in the state.

June 2, 2020

The Tennessee Dept. of Health is reporting 821 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total up to 24,375 in the state as of Tuesday. 352 more people have recovered, bringing to total number of recovered to 15,916.

381 people have died across Tennessee, and 1,792 have been hospitalized. A total of 462,136 people have been tested.

June 1, 2020

The Tennessee Dept. of Health is reporting 548 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total up to 23,554 in the state Monday. Of those, 264 more people have recovered (15,564 total) and 3 more people have died (367 total).

17 more people were hospitalized, bringing that number up to 1,767. Across the state, 448,493 people have been tested.

May 31, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for Tennessee is now 23,006, including 364 deaths, 1,750 hospitalizations and 15,300 recovered.

There are no new COVID-19-related deaths reported as of Sunday, May 31.  

May 30, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for Tennessee is now 22,566, including 364 deaths, 1,732 hospitalizations and 15,193 recovered.  

May 29, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for Tennessee is now 22,085. That includes 360 deaths, 1,710 hospitalizations and 14,965 recoveries.

There have been 421,967 tests administered, according to the state health department.

That count includes new cases in Greene, Hamblen, Hawkins, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Scott and Sevier counties.

May 28, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for Tennessee is now 21,679. That includes 356 deaths, 1,689 hospitalizations and 14,632 recoveries.

There have been 415,989 tests administered, according to the state health department.

That count includes new cases in Claiborne, Knox, Monroe and Sevier Counties.

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May 27, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for Tennessee is now 21,306 as of May 27, 2020. That includes 353 deaths, 1,647 hospitalizations and 13,916 recovered.

There have been 409,630 tests administered, according to the state health department.

There were new cases recorded in Blount, Greene, Hamblen, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Monroe and Roane counties.

May 26, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for Tennessee is now 20,965 as of May 26, 2020. That includes 343 deaths, 1,609 hospitalizations and 13,344 recovered.

There have been 403,504 tests administered, according to the state health department.

There were new cases recorded in Anderson, Blount, Cumberland, Jefferson, Monroe and Sevier counties.

May 25, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for Tennessee is now 20,607 as of May 25, 2020. That includes 338 deaths, 1,594 hospitalizations and 13,073 recovered.

There have been 396,219 tests administered, according to the state health department.

May 24, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for Tennessee is now 20,145 as of May 24, 2020. That includes 336 deaths, 1,583 hospitalizations and 12,837 recovered.

There have been 383,576 tests administered, according to the state health department.

May 23, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for Tennessee is now 19,789 as of May 23, 2020. That includes 329 deaths, 1,560 hospitalizations and 12,745 recovered.

May 22, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for Tennessee is now 19,394 as of May 22, 2020. That includes 315 deaths, 1,560 hospitalizations and 12,566 recovered.

May 21, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee has increased by 429 Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 18,961. A total of 12,191 people have recovered, 313 have died, and 1,539 have been hospitalized in the state.

360,583 people total have been tested in the state so far.

May 20, 2020

The confirmed COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is now 18,532, an increase of 154 cases since yesterday. There was another big jump in the number of recoveries, from 10,969 to 11,783. There have been 309 deaths and 1,515 hospitalizations during the pandemic, the Tennessee Department of Health said Sunday.  

There have been 354,013 tests administered, according to the state health department.

The only East Tennessee counties showing new cases are in Loudon County, where there was an outbreak at Monterey Mushrooms, and in Monroe County.

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May 19, 2020

The confirmed COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is now 18,378, an increase of 367 cases since yesterday. There was a huge jump in the number of recoveries, from 9,886 to 10,969. There have been 305 deaths and 1,498 hospitalizations during the pandemic, the Tennessee Department of Health said Sunday.  

There have been 346,123 tests administered, according to the state health department.

The new report included the first reported COVID-19 case in Hancock County, which had been the only county in the state with no reported cases.

There are new cases reported in Cumberland, Fentress, Loudon, McMinn, Monroe, and Morgan counties.

May 18, 2020

The confirmed COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is now 18,011 as of May 18, 2020, including 301 deaths, 1,489 hospitalizations and 9,886 recovered, the Tennessee Department of Health said Sunday.  

There have been 337,428 tests administered, according to the state health department.

May 17, 2020

The confirmed COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is now 17,388 as of May 17, 2020, including 298 deaths, 1,482 hospitalizations and 9,652 recovered, the Tennessee Department of Health said Sunday.  

There have been 325,280 tests administered, according to the state health department.

May 16, 2020

The confirmed COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is now 17,288 as of May 16, 2020, including 295 deaths, 1,474 hospitalizations and 9,529 recovered, the Tennessee Department of Health said Saturday.  

May 15, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health said Friday there are 271 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total up to 16,970. Of those cases, there have been 9,280 recoveries, 290 deaths and 1,454 hospitalizations. A total of 309,756 people have been tested so far.

New cases have been reported in Anderson, Hamblen, Knox, Loudon, and Sevier counties. 

May 14, 2020

The confirmed COVID-19 case count for Tennessee has risen by 329 new cases Wednesday to 16,699. According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 8,881 people have now recovered and 287 people have died. 1,435 people have been hospitalized, and 302,317 people total have been tested for coronavirus.

There have been new cases reported in Blount, Cocke, Hawkins, Knox, and Monroe. An additional death has been reported in McMinn County, likely connected to an outbreak at a nursing home in Athens.

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May 13, 2020

The confirmed COVID-19 case count for Tennessee has risen by 260 new cases Wednesday to 16,370. According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 8,624 people have now recovered and 273 people have died. 1,388 people have been hospitalized, and 292,917 people total have been tested for coronavirus.

Those numbers include new reported cases in Anderson, Blount, Cumberland, Greene, Hamblen, Loudon, McMinn, and Union counties.

May 12, 2020

The confirmed COVID-19 case count for Tennessee has risen by 567 new cases Tuesday to 16,111. According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 8,336 people have now recovered and 264 people have died. 1,363 people have been hospitalized, and 283,924 people total have been tested for coronavirus.

Originally, the TDH said 265 people had died in the state as of Tuesday, but later corrected the data to 264 -- saying one person reported out of Hamilton County was not a Tennessee resident.

May 11, 2020

The confirmed COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is now 15,544 as of May 11, 2020, including 251 deaths, 1,344 hospitalizations and 8,038 recovered the Tennessee Department of Health said.

There have been 273,277 tests administered as of Monday, May 11, 2020.

May 10, 2020

The confirmed COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is now 14,985 as of May 10, 2020, including 243 deaths, 1,325 hospitalizations and 7,528 recovered the Tennessee Department of Health said.

May 9, 2020

The confirmed COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is now 14,768 as of May 9, 2020, including 242 deaths, 1,319 hospitalizations and 7,369 recovered, the Tennessee Department of Health said.

May 8, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there are now 14,441 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee. Of those cases, 7,011 have recovered, 241 have died, and 1,299 have been hospitalized.

There have been 243,578 tests administered as of Friday.

New cases were reported in Hamblen, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, and Sevier counties. 

May 7, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed that there are now 14,096 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee. Of those cases, 6,783 have recovered, 237 have died, and 1,266 have been hospitalized.

There have been 236,328 tests administered as of Thursday.

New cases have been reported in Anderson, Claiborne, Cocke, Hamblen, Knox, McMinn, Roane and Sevier counties.

May 6, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed that there are now 13,938 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee. Of those cases, 6,564 have recovered, 239 have died, and 1,221 have been hospitalized.

There have been 227,101 tests administered as of Tuesday.

The numbers include new cases in Cumberland and McMinn counties. In addition, official data for many East Tennessee counties are now showing fewer cases in some of them.

May 5, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed that there are now 13,624 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee. Of those cases, 6,356 have recovered, 226 have died, and 1,156 have been hospitalized.

There have been 218,796 tests administered as of Tuesday.

The count includes new cases in Blount, Knox, McMinn, Monroe and Sevier counties.

May 4, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed that there are now 13,502 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee. Of those cases, 6,081 have recovered, 219 have died, and 1,143 have been hospitalized.

There have been 211,443 tests administered as of Monday.

May 3, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed that there are now 13,177 cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee, and 5,814 people have recovered from it. The number of reported deaths was 210 with 1,135 hospitalizations.

There have been 204,607 tests administered in Tennessee as of Sunday, May 3.

May 2, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed that there are now 12,661 cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee, and 5,718 people have recovered from it. The number of reported deaths was 205 with 1,125 hospitalizations.

May 1, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed that there are now 11,891 cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee, and 5,546 people have recovered from it. The number of reported deaths was 204 with 1,113 hospitalizations.

That's the biggest spike in cases that we've seen in more than a month, largely due to a massive COVID-19 outbreak at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Trousdale County. TDOC said there have been 1,246 COVID-19 positive cases at that prison so far, with 897 of them being counted in Tennessee's total on Friday. 

Credit: WBIR

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April 30, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed that there are now 10,735 cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee, and 5,338 people have recovered from it. The number of reported deaths was 199 with 1,045 hospitalizations.

There have been 177,626 people tested as of Thursday, April 30.

April 29, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed that there are now 10,366 cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee, and 5,140 people have recovered from it. The number of reported deaths was 195 with 1,013 hospitalizations.

There have been 168,549 people tested as of Wednesday, April 29.

There were 18 new cases in McMinn County, for a total of 88 reported cases. 

April 28, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there are now 10,052 cases of COVID-19 in the state so far, with 4,921 people having recovered. The number of deaths reported was 188 with 894 hospitalizations.

There have been 154,402 people tested as of Monday, April 27.

That includes 10 new cases in Blount County, plus additional cases in Cocke,  Cumberland, Greene, Hamblen, Hawkins, Loudon, and McMinn counties. A death has now been reported in Cumberland County.

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April 27, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there are now 9,918 cases of COVID-19 in the state so far, with 4,720 people having recovered. The number of deaths reported was 184 with 837 hospitalizations.

There have been 154,402 people tested as of Monday, April 27.

That includes new cases in Blount, Cumberland, Grainger, Hamblen, Monroe, and Sevier counties.

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April 26, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there are now 9,667 cases of COVID-19 in the state so far, with 4,527 people having recovered. The number of deaths reported was 181 with 828 hospitalizations.

There have been 147,474 people tested as of Sunday, April 26.

April 25, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there are now 9,189 cases of COVID-19 in the state so far, with 4,467 people having recovered. The number of deaths reported was 178 with 821 hospitalizations.

April 24, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there are now 8,726 cases of COVID-19 in the state so far, with 4,370 people having recovered. The number of deaths reported was 168 with 808 hospitalizations.

TDH said there was a data entry error on April 23 that showed the number of deaths as 170. That has been corrected.

The number of cases is sharply up for a second day -- up by nearly 500. However, TDH said most of that is due to a surge in testing results coming in after mass testing was ordered at prisons following a large outbreak of COVID-19 being discovered over the weekend that had infected numerous prisoners.

Locally, new cases are being reported in Anderson, Blount, Cumberland, Greene, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, and McMinn counties. 

April 23, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 8,266 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state so far, with 4,193 of those having recovered. There have been 170 deaths and 793 hospitalizations.

The department is reporting 123,100 people have been tested.

That count includes new cases in Anderson, Blount, Cumberland, Greene, Hamblen, Knox, Loudon, Monroe and Sevier counties. Even with the new cases, the majority of cases in those counties have already recovered from the illness.

April 22, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 7,842 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state so far, with 4,012 of those having recovered. There have been 166 deaths and 775 hospitalizations.

The department is reporting 114,980 people have been tested.

That count includes new cases in Anderson, Blount, Cumberland, Knox, and Sevier counties. Even with the new cases, the majority of cases in those counties have already recovered from the illness.

April 21, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 7,394 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state so far, with 3,828 of those having recovered. There have been 157 deaths and 760 hospitalizations.

The department is reporting 108,182 people have been tested.

Those numbers include new cases in Anderson, Cumberland, Greene, Hawkins, Monroe, Scott and Sevier counties. 

April 20, 2020
The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 7,238 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state so far, with 3,575 of those having recovered. There have been 152 deaths and 730 hospitalizations.

The department is reporting 100,689 people have been tested. 

The numbers include new cases in Anderson, Campbell, Cumberland, Greene, Jefferson, Loudon, Monroe, and Sevier counties.

April 19, 2020
The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 7,070 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state so far, with 3,344 of those having recovered, 148 deaths, and 724 hospitalizations.

The department is reporting more than 97,000 people have been tested as of Sunday, April 19.

April 18, 2020
The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 6,762 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state so far, with 3,234 of those having recovered, 145 deaths, and 719 hospitalizations.

April 17, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 6,589 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state so far, with 3,017 of those having recovered, 142 deaths, and 711 hospitalizations.

The state said it has tested 87,273  people so far and those numbers will rapidly increase over the coming weeks with testing expanded to those without symptoms.

The numbers include new cases in Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cumberland, Greene, Hawkins, Knox, Monroe, Roane, and Sevier counties.

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April 16, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 6,262 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state so far, with 2,786 of those having recovered and 141 deaths.

The numbers include new cases in Cocke, Cumberland, Fentress, Greene, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Monroe, and Roane counties. The state has also confirmed the first death in Monroe County.

RELATED: Mayor: Monroe County sees first COVID-19-related death

The state's website includes detailed county by county data, which includes the number of people who have recovered from the virus. You can see that here.

April 15, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 6,079 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state so far, with 2,196 of those having recovered, 135 deaths, and 663 hospitalizations.

The number of cases is up by 256 since yesterday, with 227 more recoveries and 11 more deaths. The state said it has tested 80,896 people so far.

In East Tennessee, new cases were reported in Anderson, Cocke, Cumberland, Greene, Hamblen, Hawkins, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Roane, and Scott counties. 

April 14, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 5,823 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state so far, with 1,969 of those having recovered, 124 deaths, and 633 hospitalizations.

The number of new cases is up by 213 since yesterday, with nearly 300 more recoveries and 15 new deaths. The state said it has tested 78,831 people so far.

In East Tennessee, new cases were reported in Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Fentress, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, and Scott counties. 

April 13, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 5,610 cases of COVID-19 in the state as of Monday, April 13. Of those cases, there have been 1,671 recoveries, 109 deaths and 579 hospitalizations.

Among those numbers are new cases in Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Cumberland, Greene, Hamblen, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, McMinn, Scott and Sevier counties.

April 12, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 5,308 cases of COVID-19 in the state as of Sunday, April 12. Of those cases, there have been 1,504 recoveries, 101 deaths and 567 hospitalizations.

April 11, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 5,114 cases of COVID-19 in the state as of Saturday, April 11. Of those cases, there have been 1,386 recoveries, 101 deaths and 556 hospitalizations.

April 10, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 4,862 cases of COVID-19 in the state as of Friday, April 10. Of those cases, there have been 1,145 recoveries, 98 deaths and 536 hospitalizations. The state said roughly 2% of those who've contracted COVID-19 in Tennessee have died, 11% of all cases so far resulted in hospitalization, and 24% of all cases so far have recovered.

The state has conducted 62,799 tests to date.

New cases were reported in Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cumberland, Grainger, Greene, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, and Union counties.

The Dept. of Health began reporting a number of new metrics on Friday, including breakdowns of lab testing results by county and lists of assisted living facilities that have had two or more confirmed COVID-19 cases with residents or staff.

In East Tennessee, the TN Dept. of Health said Williamsburg Villas in Knoxville is one of 10 assisted living facilities in the state with two or more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The Knox County Health Department said two patients and two staff members contracted the virus, but said everyone else at the facility tested negative and that continues to be the case.

"It's important to note, because of this facility's immense cooperation, there continues to be no evidence of ongoing transmission at this facility," KCHD said.

April 9, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 4,634 cases of COVID-19 in the state as of Thursday, April 9. Of those cases, there have been  921 recoveries, 94 deaths and 505 hospitalizations. 

The state has conducted 59,849 tests to date.

Across Tennessee, there are 272 new cases as of Thursday. In East Tennessee, new cases were reported in Blount, Campbell, Cocke, Cumberland, Greene, Hawkins, Knox, Monroe, and Sevier counties.

One increasingly positive sign: More than 300 additional people have recovered since the day prior. That number of daily recoveries has been growing since the week began.

Daily deaths have also continued to increase and are up by 15, but health leaders said they anticipated this number will increase over the next week or two because of the expected progression of the virus in people who were hospitalized with severe symptoms earlier on. In East Tennessee, a third death was reported in Blount County, and Hamblen County's first death was reported by the state today.

April 8, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 4,362 cases of COVID-19 in the state as of Wednesday, April 8. Of those cases, there have been 592 recoveries, 79 deaths and 449 hospitalizations. 

The state has conducted 56,618 tests to date.

New cases were reported in Blount, Cumberland, Greene, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Scott, Sevier, and Union counties.

Anderson County reported its first COVID-19 death. In East Tennessee, Blount County reported 2 deaths, Greene and Hawkins counties are reporting 1 each, and Knox County is reporting 3 deaths.

April 7, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 4,138 confirmed coronavirus cases reported throughout the state as of Tuesday, April 7. Of those cases, the department said there have been 72 deaths, 466 recoveries, and 408 hospitalizations.

52,874 tests have been conducted.

The numbers include new cases in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Cumberland, Greene, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Scott and Sevier counties.

April 6, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 3,802 confirmed coronavirus cases reported throughout the state as of Monday, April 6. Of those cases, the department there have been 65 deaths, 356 recoveries, and 352 hospitalizations.

Those updated numbers include new cases in Blount, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Morgan and Sevier counties.

Blount Co. reported its first death from coronavirus over the weekend. The state is reporting an additional death in Blount County, though we have no further information about a second death other than that it did not occur at Blount Memorial Hospital, according to a spokesperson.

The state is also reporting a coronavirus death in Hawkins County.

RELATED: First COVID-19 related death reported in Blount County

April 5, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 3,633 confirmed coronavirus cases reported throughout the state as of Friday, April 4. Of those cases, the department there have been 44 deaths, 295 recoveries, and 328 hospitalizations.

TDH said due to a data error in the April 4 report, the recovered calculation decreased. The error which led to an incorrect value has been corrected.

April 4, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 3,321 coronavirus cases reported throughout the state as of Friday, April 4. Of those cases, the department there have been 43 deaths, 416 recoveries, and 311 hospitalizations.

April 3, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there have been 3,067 coronavirus cases reported throughout the state as of Friday, April 3. Of those cases, the department there have been 37 deaths, 248 recoveries, and 293 hospitalizations.

New cases in East Tennessee were reported in Blount, Hawkins, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, and Sevier counties. Hawkins County reported its first death to the virus on Friday.

April 2, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 2,845 coronavirus cases throughout the state on Thursday, April 2. The department also reported 32 deaths and 263 hospitalizations. 220 people are reported to have recovered.

New cases were reported in Blount, Greene, Hawkins, Knox, Loudon, Meigs, Roane, and Sevier counties.  

The state began reporting deaths by county starting Wednesday. In East Tennessee as of Thursday, one death is reported in Knox County, one in Greene County, and one in Sullivan County. 

April 1, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 2,683 coronavirus cases throughout the state at the start of April. The department also reported 24 deaths and 200 hospitalizations.

The department also reported that 137 recovered after testing for COVID-19.

March 31, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 2,239 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 31. There have been 23 reported deaths and 175 hospitalizations.

The state said 27,360 people have been tested so far. New cases were reported in Anderson, Blount, Jefferson, Knox, and Sevier counties. 

Credit: TDH

March 30, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 1,834 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, March 30. There have been 13 reported deaths, including the first one in Knox County, and 148 hospitalizations.

The Knox County Health Dept. is reporting 57 confirmed cases, though the state is reporting 52. Those differences are usually because of reporting issues and delays.

That count includes new cases in Anderson, Blount, Cumberland, Greene, Hawkins, Sevier and Union counties.

There have been 23,304 tests administered.

Credit: TDOH

March 29, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 1,537 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, March 29. There have been seven reported deaths and 133 hospitalizations.

The state reported 38 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Knox County, though the county reported 41 on Sunday morning. Those differences are usually because of reporting issues and delays.

There have been 20,574 tests administered.

March 28, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 1,373 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, March 28. There have been six reported deaths and 118 hospitalizations.

There have been 18,338 tests administered.

The increase in cases include Morgan and Union Counties' first confirmed cases of COVID-19.

March 27, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 1,203 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, March 27. There have been six reported deaths and 103 hospitalizations.

The state reported 31 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Knox County, though the county reported 30 on Friday. Those differences are usually because of reporting issues and delays.

There have been 16,091 tests administered.

The increase in cases includes new confirmed coronavirus cases in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Scott and Sevier counties.

Credit: TDOH

March 26, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 957 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, March 26. There have been three reported deaths and 76 hospitalizations.

The state reported 26 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Knox County, though the county reported 28 on Thursday. Those differences are usually because of reporting issues and delays.

The increase in cases includes new confirmed coronavirus cases in Blount, Claiborne, Cumberland, Greene, Knox, Loudon, McMinn and Sevier.

Credit: TDOH

March 25, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed  784 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 25. There have been three reported deaths and 53 hospitalizations.

There were 20 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Knox County. The number also includes new cases in Anderson, Greene and Loudon counties.

RELATED: Knox Co. daily coronavirus cases updates

Credit: TDOH

March 24, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed  667 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 24. There were also 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Knox County, though the Knox Co. Health Dept. reported only 13 cases on Tuesday.

Those numbers include new cases reported in Blount, Campbell and Cumberland Counties.

Credit: TDOH

March 23, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 615 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, March 23. There were also 12 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Knox County, up from five the day before.

There were also two deaths associated with coronavirus.

They also specified that laboratory reports of positive cases are reported to metro and local health departments as soon as results are available, but state numbers are updated at 2 p.m. daily. So there may be a lag in the reporting of cumulative numbers at the state level. 

March 22, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health announced that there were 505 confirmed cased of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday. An additional case was reported in Knox County, raising the number of cases from four to five.

Jefferson County also confirmed a new case of coronavirus, according to the TDH.

March 21, 2020 

 The Tennessee Department of Health has updated the number of coronavirus cases. 

The COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is now 371 as of March 21, 2020. 

In East Tennessee, Monroe and Loudon Counties confirmed their first cases of the coronavirus.

The Loudon County mayor posted to Facebook confirming the case in his county.

RELATED: Loudon County mayor confirms county's first case of COVID-19

March 20, 2020 : As of Friday, March 20, the State of Tennessee is officially reporting 228 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to the Tennessee Dept. of Health. However, several other counties are reporting additional cases locally that are not yet included in the official state count.

Officially, there are 17 cases reported in East Tennessee, including 3 in Knox County and new cases in Cumberland, Anderson, Blount, Greene, and Hamblen counties.

Dr. Marha Buchanan with the Knox County Health Department said Friday there are four new confirmed cases in Knox County, which would bring the total to six.

The Monroe County mayor posted on Facebook that there were two cases in that county on Friday.

The Scott County mayor also reported the first case in that county on Friday, as well as one in Cocke County reported by the local EMA.

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On Friday, Scott County Mayor Jeff Tibbals posted on Facebook that the county had its first confirmed case. Tibbals said the confirmed case and the family has been in self-quarantine for a week and that contact with others should have been minimal.

Morristown Mayor Gary Chesney also posted Friday on Facebook that the first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Hamblen County. He said the person is self-isolating.

Credit: TDOH

Also on Friday, the Cocke County Emergency Management Agency posted on Facebook about a confirmed case there.

On Thursday,  Anderson Co. Mayor Terry Frank said that the county had its first case after the Anderson County Health Department advised her that a person tested positive for COVID-19, though that is not listed in the state's official count.

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Those increasing number of cases in East Tennessee are what prompted the Knox County Health Dept. to close bars and limit seating in restaurants and the Knoxville mayor to close gyms, bars, restaurants, and public event venues in the city. Restaurants can still provide carryout and delivery.

The most confirmed cases are in Davidson County, home to Tennessee's largest city, Nashville. There are 101 confirmed cases there.

On Friday, Greene County had one reported case -- a student at Tusculum University. The university said it was notified Friday morning that a student had tested positive, and that it would be closing student residence halls and telling nonessential personnel to work remotely. 

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There's a new category of cases on the state website that's called 'residents of other states/countries.' State health officials said cases are being reported by a patient's county of residence.

For example, the state said if a person was a resident of Davidson County and happened to be in another Tennessee county where they became ill, assessed, tested, and were confirmed to have COVID-19 — then this case would be counted as a Davidson County case rather than a case in the county where they tested positive.

The second Knox County case was reported Tuesday but officials said that the second case reported in Knox County was someone who did not actually live in the county, saying the new case was reported locally because of how the CDC tracks patients.

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According to KCHD, the second case lived out of country and was tested in another state. They said the case was reported locally, though, based on their address on record. KCHD said it is trying to work with the State Health Department and CDC to change that report.

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Health officials said Monday that we can expect the number of confirmed cases to rise as testing increases across the state. They emphasized that people should not be alarmed by that, but be prepared for it.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee declared a state of emergency last Thursday. The governor said the move will allow federal emergency funds to flow into the state to help mitigate and treat the disease.

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon declared a State of Emergency in the city on Monday, for the same reasons. 

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"We know this is serious. We also know this is especially serious for neighbors who are elderly. This is why we should all take this seriously even if you are not in the vulnerable population," Gov. Lee said.

The TDH said it will now post COVID-19 updates online at 2 p.m. central time each day at this link.

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The Centers for Disease Control awarded more than $10 million to support the state's COVID-19 response. The money is part of more than $560 million given to state and local jurisdictions.

The State Public Health Laboratory is now running COVID-19 testing seven days a week to assist public health authorities and health care workers in identifying cases and treating individuals.

After concerns about the department's announcement that it would no longer release counties of residence for confirmed cases, officials update the policy to balance transparency and patient privacy.

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“TDH will release counties of residence for all confirmed cases, but will not include further identifying factors like age or gender as we balance transparency with our obligation to lawfully protect patient privacy,“ said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “While the department’s standard protocol for outbreaks is to announce information by region, we understand COVID-19 is an evolving situation presenting unique concerns for our communities.“

TDH Recommended Precautions

Tennesseans are encouraged to take routine precautions used in guarding against respiratory viruses:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing

• Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands

• Stay home if you are sick

• Stay away from people who are sick

COVID-19 Symptoms

Most patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have mild respiratory illness with fever, cough and shortness of breath. A smaller number of patients have severe symptoms requiring hospitalization.

COVID-19 Information Line

TDH has launched a Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line in partnership with the Tennessee Poison Center. The number is 877-857-2945 and is available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central time.

In Knox County, the health department has established a COVID-19 public information line effective Wednesday. People can call 865-215-5555 or toll-free at 888-288-6022. The information line will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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The University of Tennessee has also launched a coronavirus website for students, faculty and staff to check updates as senior leadership and offices work together to develop actions and procedures.