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Knox Co. reports 1,093 total COVID-19 cases with 364 active cases and 723 recoveries

The new numbers will be posted every day at 11 a.m. The numbers may vary slightly from the official state numbers because of reporting differences.

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — The Knox County Health Dept. (KCHD) will be posting daily updates of the number of coronavirus cases in the county, including the number of people who have recovered.

They will be posted every day at 11 a.m. here. The numbers may vary slightly from the official state numbers that are released every day at 3 p.m. here because of reporting differences.

We will update this story daily with the new numbers when we get them.

July 3

The Knox County Health Department is reporting 364 active cases of COVID-19 Friday, up by 41 from yesterday.

 46 new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in the county, bringing the total number of cases up to 1,093. Of those, 723 people have recovered -- up by 5 from yesterday.

14 people are currently hospitalized, down by 4 for Thursday. 86 people total have been hospitalized in the county since the start of the pandemic.

No new deaths were reported Friday, keeping the total at 6.

There are 28 probable cases being reported, as well.

July 2

The Knox County Health Department is reporting a significant growth in cases Thursday with the first new COVID-19 death since late April.

KCHD reports there are 323 active cases, up by 52 since Wednesday. There are 70 new COVID-19 cases -- bringing to total in the county since the start to 1,047. 

6 deaths are now reported. Of those deaths, four were people above the age of 75 and two were people between the ages of 45 to 64. The number of recoveries is up to 718 -- up by 17 since yesterday.

18 people from Knox County are hospitalized, up by 5 since yesterday. 

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Active cases in Knox County as of July 1

Since the start of the pandemic, 83 people have been hospitalized. The Tennessee Health Department said Wednesday the large number of new cases recently across the state cannot be attributed just to a rise in testing -- urging people to wear a mask, keep 6 feet of distance, and to wash their hands often.

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Breakdown of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in Knox County as of July 1.

As of the week of June 21 to 27, the number of total tests conducted in Knox County was reported to be 1,655 -- down from 2,225 in the previous week. However, KCHD said the true level of testing is likely much higher -- but are being reported at lower levels currently because of weeks of delays with the NBS system reporting negative test results.

July 1

After a small dip yesterday, Knox County reported a new record high number of active COVID-19 cases and the second highest daily increase.

The Knox County Health Department reported 271 active cases of COVID-19, up by 37 from yesterday. The number of new cases increased by 50 bringing the total to 977. Recoveries increased by 13 people, bringing the total number of recoveries to 701. No new deaths have been reported in nearly two months.

There are 13 people in the county currently hospitalized.

29 cases are listed as probable.

Recently, county health leaders said they have seen a notable increase in the number of people wanting to be tested.

June 30

The Knox County Health Department reported 234 active cases of COVID-19, down by 31 from yesterday. The number of new cases increased by 15 to 927. Recoveries increased by 46 people, bringing the total number of recoveries to 688. No new deaths have been reported in nearly two months.

There are 14 people in the county currently hospitalized.

29 cases are listed as probable.

June 29

COVID-19 cases in Knox County continue to grow. On Monday, the Knox Co. Health Dept. reported 265 active cases, an increase of 42 since yesterday. The total case count for Knox County is now 912. 642 people are already listed as recovered from the virus.

There are 15 Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized and five people have died.

Knox Co. is also listing 29 probable cases.

June 28

The Knox County Health Department is reporting 16 new COVID-19 cases making its new total 859. 631 people have recovered, and there are 223 active cases currently.

15 people are hospitalized.

June 27

The number of active cases grew to 211, a new high for a third day in a row. Right now Knox County is reporting a total of 843 cases of COVID-19. 627 people have recovered.

Currently 18 people are hospitalized, six more than Friday.

No new deaths have been reported, which remains at 5. There are 28 probable cases in the county.

June 26

The number of active cases rose to a new high for a second day in a row since the pandemic began to 197 in Knox County Friday after the health department reported 34 new cases of COVID-19. 

There have been 807 total cases of COVID-19 and 605 recoveries. Hospitalizations also continued to grow to 12 -- three more people since Thursday.

No new deaths have been reported, which remains at 5. There are 27 probable cases in the county.

The number of new tests being conducted has actually fallen in the county in past weeks despite the increased number of new positive cases. That has prompted the Knox County Health Department to issue another "red light" in its reopening benchmarks. 

Since the weekly high of 3,009 tests conducted during the week of May 17-23, the number of tests being performed in the county has steadily fallen. From June 14-20 -- the number of tests had dropped by nearly half to 1,658. However, KCHD said there may be some negative tests still unrecorded last week due to delays with the reporting system. KCHD also reported Wednesday was the first day they've ever had to cut off the line for testing. 

KCHD said hospital capacity remains satisfactory locally. Across the region, 28 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized. 15 are in the ICU and 6 are on ventilators. Currently, nearly 86% of all ICU beds and 76% of all hospital beds are being utilized in East Tennessee. KCHD said 32% of the 242 ventilators are in use.  

June 25

Knox County reported on Thursday the highest daily total of new and active cases since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second day in a row Knox County has reported a record number of new cases.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Knox County jumped from 136 to 172 on Thursday. 39 more people tested positive, with a total of 773 total confirmed cases so far. Three more people recovered, bringing the total number of recovered up to 596.

The health department also reported 25 probable cases.

There are 9 Knox County residents hospitalized due to COVID-19 -- the most since the outbreak began in March. 5 people have died.

The Knox County Health Department said Wednesday was the first day it has ever had to cut off the line for testing. Everyone who was in line by 2 p.m. was tested, but the rest were turned away. KCHD believes the increase in the number of people wanting to be tested is due to the increase in cases recently seen. 

"As cases increase, the number of close contacts increases. This is especially true as our community continues to reopen. Back in the beginning of the pandemic, people weren’t leaving their homes except for essential errands. Because of that, their close contacts were only a couple of people. Now, that people are going to more places and participating in group activities, we are seeing the number of close contacts increase," Deborah Crouse with KCHD said.

When asked if any of the cases were related to recent protests in Knoxville, Crouse said KCHD was not aware of any protest-related cases yet. 

KCHD said it is not seeing any challenges in obtaining testing supplies. 

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June 24

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Knox County has dropped to 136 on Wednesday. There have been 734 total confirmed cases so far, with 593 people already recovered.

Knox County also has 24 probable cases.

There are currently eight Knox Co. residents hospitalized and five people have died.

June 23

There are currently 161 active COVID-19 cases in Knox County, a jump of 26 from yesterday, after the county recorded 36 new positive cases Tuesday -- the single-highest daily increase of new cases in the county since the start of the pandemic. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 716. 10 more people recovered, bringing to total recoveries to 550 people.

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Daily new COVID-19 cases as of June 23.

Knox County also has 25 probable cases. That means that they have been in contact with a confirmed case and are exhibiting symptoms. It's up to those people if they want to take a test or not.

There are currently three Knox Co. residents hospitalized and five people have died.

June 22

Knox Co. is reporting 680 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 135 currently active. 540 people have recovered from the virus. There are currently 26 probable cases in the county.

There are four Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized for the virus and five total deaths. 

June 21

There are currently 656 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Knox County with 114 of those cases being active. As of Sunday morning, there have been 537 recoveries. 

June 20

As of Saturday morning, there are 115 active COVID-19 cases in Knox County. There have been 641 confirmed cases so far, with 521 recoveries. 

June 19

As of Friday morning, the positive virus case count has reached 632, and 521 of those cases have recovered.

Active cases are at 106, a bump up of 17 since Thursday.

Knox County also has 26 probable cases.

Two residents are in the hospital. Five people have died since the March onset.

June 18

There are currently 89 active COVID-19 cases in Knox County. There have been 611 total confirmed cases so far, with 517 people already recovered.

Knox County also has 26 probable cases.

There are currently four Knox Co. residents hospitalized and five people have died.

June 17

The number of total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Knox County has risen to 596, an increase of six from Tuesday. There are 104 active cases and 21 probable cases. So far, 487 people have recovered from the virus.

There are currently six Knox Co. residents hospitalized and five people have died.

June 16

There are currently 102 active COVID-19 cases in Knox County. There have been 590 total confirmed cases so far, with 483 people already recovered.

Knox County also has 20 probable cases.

There are currently four Knox Co. residents hospitalized and five people have died.

June 15

Knox Co. has 94 active cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 573, though 474 people have already recovered.

There are four people currently hospitalized and there have been five deaths.

The health department is currently investigating 20 probable cases.

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June 14

Knox County is reporting 11 new total COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 568. There are currently 105 active cases and 458 people have already recovered.

There are eight Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized because of coronavirus and there have been five total deaths.

June 13

On Saturday, Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 557, an increase of 10 from the day before. The number of active cases is now at 118. 

Eight Knox Co. residents are currently hospitalized. 434 people have already recovered. The number of deaths in the county remains at 5.

June 12

On Friday, Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 547, an increase of 22 from the day before. The number of active cases is now at 111. 

Four Knox Co. residents are currently hospitalized. 431 people have already recovered. The number of deaths in the county remains at 5.

June 11

Knox Co. has 120 active cases of COVID-19, the most since the pandemic began. That brings the total number of cases to 525, though 400 people have already recovered.

There are four people currently hospitalized and there have been five deaths.

The health department is currently investigating 12 probable cases.

June 10

Sixteen additional COVID-19 cases are being reported in Knox County, bringing the total case count to 519. There are currently 114 active cases with six Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized.

There have been five total deaths.

June 9

Knox County is reporting nine new total COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 503. There are currently 98 active cases and 400 people have already recovered.

There are two Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized because of coronavirus and there have been five total deaths. Right now, there are 10 probable cases being investigated by the health department.

June 8

On Monday, Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 494, an increase of 17 from Sunday. The number of active cases is now at 96. 

Three Knox Co. residents are currently hospitalized. 393 people have already recovered. The number of deaths in the county remains at 5.

June 7

As of Sunday, Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases has risen by 13 since Saturday to 477. The number of active cases is now at 95. 

Two people are currently hospitalized. 377 people total have recovered. The number of deaths in the county remains at 5.

June 6

As of Saturday, Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases has risen by four since Friday to 464. The number of active cases is now at 89. 

Two people are currently hospitalized. 370 people total have recovered. The number of deaths in the county remains at 5.

June 5

The number of active COVID-19 cases has dropped noticeably Friday as the Knox County Health Department reported 8 new COVID-19 cases and nearly 30 new recoveries.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the county is now 460, and 363 people have recovered. This has brought the number of active cases down to 92, which formerly stood at 112 yesterday.

One person is currently hospitalized with no new hospitalizations or deaths. 

While most of the county's reopening benchmarks remain in the 'green,' the 14-day reduction/stability benchmark for new cases remains in the 'red' due to multiple daily spikes in new cases reported in the past 7 days. 

June 4

As of Thursday, Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases has risen by 11 since Wednesday to 452. The number of active cases continues to rise and is now at 112, with one more hospitalization and no new recoveries.

Two people are currently hospitalized. 335 people total have recovered and 44 total have been hospitalized in the county. The number of deaths in the county remains at 5.

June 3

As of Wednesday, Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases is now at 441 cases, up eight from Tuesday. The number of active cases in now 101, with 335 recoveries and 43 hospitalizations. 

One person is currently hospitalized.

June 2

Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases rose again by 23 to 433 Tuesday. The number of active cases in now 93, with 335 recoveries and 43 hospitalizations. 

One person is currently hospitalized.

June 1

Knox County's total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 410 Monday, compared to 403 cases Sunday. The number of active cases rose by 6 from yesterday to 70. 335 people, nearly 82% of all cases, have recovered. 

Two patients were released from the hospital, and there are currently no hospitalized patients or new deaths. 

May 31

Knox Co.'s total COVID-19 case number has risen from 391 cases Saturday to 403 cases Sunday. There are now 64 active cases and 334 people have recovered.

Almost 82 % of known local cases are now recovered.

Two Knox Co. residents are currently hospitalized and there are 10 probable cases.

May 30

Knox Co.'s total COVID-19 case number has risen from 375 cases Friday to 391 cases Saturday. There are 58 active cases and 328 people have recovered.

That means almost 84% of known local cases are recovered.

Three Knox Co. residents are currently hospitalized and there are still 11 probable cases -- the same as Friday.

May 29

Knox Co. has reported eight additional COVID-19 cases since yesterday, bringing the total to 375. There are 49 active cases and 321 people have recovered.

Three Knox Co. residents are currently hospitalized and there are 11 probable cases.

May 28

After three days of small but steady increase in COVID-19 numbers, Knox Co. has reported only one new additional case on Thursday, bringing the total case count to 367. There are 47 active cases, one less than yesterday.

There are two Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized and there have been five total deaths during the pandemic.

There are currently ten probable cases.

May 27

As of Wednesday, Knox County's positive cases have risen to 366 total with 48 active cases. The county has seen a small but steady increase this week that is likely due to the county easing restrictions earlier this month.

Figures show 313 people have recovered. 

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Two Knox County residents are currently hospitalized.  

KCHD says there are ten probable cases.

May 26

As of Tuesday, Knox County is reporting a 352 of positive cases since the pandemic began, an increase of ten since yesterday. There are currently 34 active cases with 313 people recovered so far.

There have been a total of 40 Knox Co. residents hospitalized with two of them currently in the hospital.

There are 10 probable cases. There have been five deaths.

May 25

As of Monday, Knox County positive cases have risen to 342. That's an increase of six since Sunday, according to the Health Department.

New figures show 310 people have recovered. That represents 90.64% of the county's total cases. There are 27 active cases.

One person is hospitalized -- the same number as Sunday.

There are 10 probable cases. There have been five deaths.

May 24

As of Sunday, Knox County positive cases have risen to 336. That's an increase of five since Saturday, according to the Health Department.

New figures show 303 people have recovered. That's 90.18% of the county's total cases. There are 28 active cases.

One person is hospitalized with the virus. 

KCHD says there are five probable cases.

May 23

As of Saturday, Knox County positive cases have risen to 331. That's an increase of four since Friday, according to the Health Department.

New figures show 303 people have recovered. That's 91.54% of the county's total cases. There are 23 active cases.

One person is hospitalized with the virus. 

KCHD says there are six probable cases.

May 22

As of Friday, Knox County positive cases have risen to 327. That's an increase of four since Thursday, according to the Health Department.

New figures show 295 people have recovered. That's 90.21% of the county's total cases. There are 27 active cases.

Two people are hospitalized with the virus -- that's the same number as Thursday.

KCHD says there are six probable cases.

May 21

As of Thursday, Knox County positive cases have risen to 323.  That's an increase of one since Wednesday, according to the Health Department.

New figures show 283 people have recovered -- one more than Wednesday. There are 35 active cases.

Two people are hospitalized with the virus -- that's the same number as Wednesday.

KCHD says there are five probable cases.

May 20

As of Wednesday, Knox County said there have been 322 total positive cases of COVID-19 in the county with 35 currently active. There are two Knox Co. residents currently hospitalized for COVID-19.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story stated there were no new cases in Knox County due to a computer error. We regret reporting the inaccurate information. 

May 19

Both the county's total number of coronavirus cases and its active number of coronavirus cases increased slightly since yesterday.

As of Tuesday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 316 total positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. That's 5 more than Monday. The county's latest count of recovered cases also increased from 261 to 264.

That means 83.54% of the county's known COVID-19 cases are recovered.

The county announced no current hospitalizations and no new deaths. 

The number of active cases increased from 45 to 47. This is the first time in several days that the county's active cases increased. 

May 18

As of Monday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 311  positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. That's three more than Sunday. The county's latest count of recovered cases also increased from 257 to 261.

That means almost 84% of the county's known COVID-19 cases are recovered.

The county announced no current hospitalizations and no new deaths. 

While the number of total cases increased slightly since Sunday, the number of active cases decreased from 46 to 45.

May 17

As of Sunday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 308  positive cases of COVID-19. That's two more than Saturday. The county's latest count of recovered cases also increased from 246 to 257. 

The county announced no current hospitalizations and no new deaths. 

While the number of total cases increased slightly since Saturday, the number of active cases decreased from 55 to 46.

May 16

As of Saturday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 306  positive cases of COVID-19. That's one more than Friday, after the cases held steady between Thursday and Friday. The county's latest count of recovered cases also increased from 233 to 246. 

Two numbers did hold steady from Friday. The county announced no current hospitalizations and no new deaths. 

While the number of total cases increased slightly since Friday, the number of active cases decreased from 67 to 55.

May 15

As of Friday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 305 positive cases of COVID-19. That's the same as Thursday. The county also is showing no change in its latest posting for recoveries -- still 233.

The big change for Friday is there are no Knox County residents now in the hospital being treated for COVID-19. On Thursday, one resident was in the hospital in connection with the virus. There remain 67 active cases.

May 14

As of Thursday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 305 positive cases of COVID-19, two less than yesterday. KCHD said that upon further investigation into those patients, it was determined that they were not residents of Knox County, and that is a common practice.

There are 67 cases currently active and so far, 233 people have recovered.

May 13

As of Wednesday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 307 positive cases of COVID-19, with 69 cases currently active. So far, 233 people have recovered and five people have died.

May 12

As of Tuesday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 301 positive cases of COVID-19, with 66 cases currently active. So far, 230 people have recovered and five people have died.

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May 11

As of Monday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 295 positive cases of COVID-19, with 64 cases currently active. So far, 226 people have recovered and five people have died.

The increase in cases was from targeted testing last week in areas identified as clusters. They specifically tested people who had come in contact with someone with COVID-19.

May 10

As of Sunday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 280 positive cases of COVID-19, with 49 cases currently active. So far, 226 people have recovered and five people have died.

May 9

As of Saturday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been
278 positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. That's six more positive cases than the department reported Friday. Only 47 cases are currently active. 

KCHD said 226 people have recovered in the county and five people have died. 

Three people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. 

May 8

As of Friday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 272 positive cases of COVID-19, but only 55 cases are currently active. So far, 212 people have recovered and five people have died.

There are three people currently hospitalized.

May 7

As of Thursday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 269 positive cases of COVID-19, but only 52 cases are currently active. So far, 212 people have recovered and five people have died.

There are three people currently hospitalized.

May 6

As of Wednesday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 257 positive cases of COVID-19, and 43 cases are currently active. Five people have died; 209 people have recovered, and three people are hospitalized.

May 5

As of Tuesday, the Knox County Health Department said there have been 252 positive cases of COVID-19, but only 38 cases are currently active. 209 people have recovered and five people have died.

May 4

As of Monday, the Knox County Health Department said there are 246 positive cases of COVID-19, down two from the day before. That's because two of those cases that were reported by the state turned out to not be from Knox County, so they were removed from Knox County's total case count.

The number of recoveries is up to 209. Right now, there are 32 active cases in the county.

May 3

As of Sunday, the Knox County Health Department said there are 248 positive cases of COVID-19, with the number of recoveries up to 205. Right now, there are 38 active cases in the county.

May 2

As of Saturday, the Knox County Health Department said there are 239 positive cases of COVID-19, with the number of recoveries remaining at 199. Right now, there are 35 active cases in the county.

May 1

As of Friday, the Knox County Health Department said there are 238 positive cases of COVID-19, with recoveries remaining at 199 and active cases up to 34.

April 30

As of Thursday, the Knox County Health Department said there are 232 positive cases of COVID-19, with 199 recoveries and 28 active cases.

April 29

As of Wednesday, the Knox County Health Department said there are 224 positive cases of COVID-19, with 197 recoveries and 22 active cases.

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April 28

As of Tuesday, the Knox County Health Department said there are 221 positive cases of COVID-19, with 195 recoveries and only 21 active cases.

Knox County has reported an additional death from COVID-19, an 87-year-old man. That brings the total number of deaths in Knox County to five. It's the first reported death since April 8.

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There have been 34 hospitalizations so far. Currently, there are 3 hospitalizations.

April 27

As of Monday, the Knox County Health Department said there are still 214 positive cases of COVID-19, with 181 recoveries and 29 active cases.

There have been 33 hospitalizations so far. Currently, there are 6 hospitalizations.

This is the first day Knox County has reported 0 new cases since March 21.

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This is the first day Knox County reported 0 new cases since March 21.

April 26

As of Sunday, the Knox County Health Department said there are now 214  positive cases of COVID-19, with 180 recoveries and 30 active cases.

There have been 31 hospitalizations so far. Currently, there are 6 hospitalizations.

April 25

As of Saturday, the Knox County Health Department said there are now 209 positive cases of COVID-19, with 180 recoveries and 25 active cases.

There have been 31 hospitalizations so far.

April 24

As of Friday, the Knox County Health Department said there are now 207 positive cases of COVID-19, with 179 recoveries and 24 active cases.

There have been 31 hospitalizations so far.

April 23

As of Thursday, Knox County is reporting 206 positive cases of COVID-19, with 173 recoveries and the number of active cases is 29.

There have been 31 people hospitalized at some point during their illness. 

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April 22

As of Wednesday, Knox County is reporting 199 positive cases of COVID-19, with 166 recoveries and the number of active cases up to 29.

April 21

As of Tuesday, Knox County is reporting 196 positive cases of COVID-19, with 165 recoveries and the number of active cases down to 27. 

April 20

As of Monday, Knox County is reporting 193 positive cases of COVID-19, with 161 recoveries and 28 active cases.

April 19

As of Sunday, Knox County is reporting 192 positive cases so far, with 156 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is now 32.

April 18

As of Saturday, Knox County is reporting 191 positive cases so far, with 151 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is now 36.

April 17

As of Friday, Knox County is reporting 189 positive cases so far, with 144 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is now 41. Twenty-two people have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

April 16

As of Thursday, Knox County is reporting 186 positive cases so far, with 144 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is now 38. Twenty-one people have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

No additional deaths have been reported.

April 15

As of Wednesday, Knox County is reporting 172 positive cases so far, with 136 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is now 32. Twenty-one people have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

April 14

As of Tuesday, Knox County is reporting 170 positive cases so far, with 131 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is now 35. Twenty-one people have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

No additional deaths have been reported.

April 13

As of Monday, Knox County is reporting 166 positive cases so far, with 126 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is now 36. Twenty people have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

Four deaths have been reported.

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April 12

As of Sunday, Knox County is reporting 159 positive cases so far, with 127 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is down to 28.

April 11

As of Saturday, Knox County is reporting 155 positive cases so far, with 123 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is down to 28.

April 10

As of Friday, Knox County is reporting 154 positive cases so far, with 115 people listed as having recovered. The number of active cases is down to 35.

Of the cases, 18 were hospitalized. There have been 3150 total COVID-19 tests conducted in the county.

April 9

As of Thursday, April 9, Knox County is reporting 152 positive cases so far, with 106 people listed as having recovered. Of the cases, 19 were hospitalized at some point during their illness. The county is now reporting 4 deaths related to COVID-19. There have been 2,219 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County.

Dr. Martha Buchanan, Director of the Knox Co. Health Dept., said in her daily briefing on Thursday that there had been an additional COVID-19 death in Knox County, but that person's residency has not been confirmed. 

"People are still traveling," Buchanan said. "Someone might get tested here but not live here."

Buchanan said until the investigation into that person's residency is concluded, KCHD will not count that death in Knox County's totals, though the state may include that in Knox County's count.

Buchanan said they will have more information on that death on Friday.

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Credit: KCHD

April 8

As of Wednesday, April 8, Knox County is reporting 146 positive cases so far, with 77 people listed as having recovered. Of the cases, 19 were hospitalized at some point during their illness. The county is now reporting 4 deaths related to COVID-19. There have been 2,213 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County.

The fourth person to die was identified as an 84-year-old man during KCHD's daily update briefing.

April 7

As of Tuesday, April 7, Knox County is reporting 126 positive cases so far, with 74 people listed as having recovered and 16 were hospitalized at some point during their illness. The county is now reporting 3 deaths related to COVID-19. There have been 2,193 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County.

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April 6

As of Monday, April 6, Knox County is reporting 119 positive cases so far, with 70 people listed as having recovered and 16 were hospitalized at some point during their illness. There have been 1,409 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County.

April 5

As of Sunday, April 5, Knox County is reporting 110 positive cases so far, with 60 people listed as having recovered and 16 hospitalizations.

April 4

As of Saturday, April 4, Knox County is reporting 97 positive cases so far, with 58 people listed as having recovered and 15 hospitalizations.

April 3

As of Friday, April 3, Knox County is reporting 93 positive cases so far, with 50 people listed as having recovered and 14 hospitalizations. There have been 1,363 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County with drive-thru testing scheduled on Friday and Saturday.

Of those diagnosed, 48 are men and 45 are women, with 20 people in their 20s and 16 people in their 50s listed as patients. Twenty-one are listed between the ages of 31 and 50. Thirteen are in their 60s.

April 2

As of Thursday, April 2, Knox County is reporting 85 positive cases so far, with 42 people listed as having recovered and 13 hospitalizations. There have been 1,115 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County.

Of those diagnosed, 42 are men and 39 are women, with 17 people in their 20s and 15 people in their 50s listed as patients. Seventeen are listed between the ages of 31 and 50. Ten are in their 60s. There are four cases in children 10 and under.

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Still only one death has been reported.

April 1

As of Wednesday, April 1, Knox County is reporting 77 positive cases so far, with 28 people listed as having recovered and 12 hospitalizations. There have been 1090 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County.

Of those diagnosed, 39 are men and 38 are women have been diagnosed, with 17 people in their 20s and 14 people in their 50s listed as patients. Sixteen are listed between the ages of 31 and 50.

The Knox County Health Department said 4 people at an assisted living facility in the county tested positive, which included three residents and one staff member. Three tests for staff are still pending, however they said they tested everyone else at the facility and they tested negative. KCHD said they are not naming the facility, but said it is not unlike a similar outbreak at an assisted living facility in Middle Tennessee.

KCHD also announced it will be offering drive-thru testing through Kroger and other partners for people who meet clinical qualifications. The testing will happen on Friday and Saturday, and people will need to be approved through Kroger to be tested. KCHD said it will be appointment-based and they will release more details later Wednesday on how people can register and get approved.

March 31

As of Tuesday, March 31, Knox County is reporting 63 positive cases so far, with 24 people listed as having recovered and 11 hospitalizations. There have been 931 coronavirus tests conducted in Knox County.

33 men and 30 women have been diagnosed, with 12 people in their 20s and 13 people in their 50s listed as patients.

March 30

As of Monday, March 30, Knox County is reporting 57 positive cases so far, with 17 people listed as having recovered and 8 hospitalizations. The county said that was still out of 600 COVID-19 tests taken. Knox Co. also confirmed its first death from coronavirus on Monday.

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March 29

As of Sunday, March 29, Knox County is reporting 41 positive cases so far. The county stayed steady with 14 listed as recovered and 6 hospitalizations. The county says 600 COVID-19 tests have been taken. 

March 28

As of Saturday, March 28, Knox County is reporting 33 positive cases so far, with 14 listed as recovered. There have been 6 hospitalizations and 542 number of tests taken.

Sixteen men and 17 women have tested positive.

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March 27

As of Friday, March 27, Knox County is reporting 30 positive cases so far, with 11 listed as recovered, meaning they have been released from isolation.

Sixteen women and 14 men have tested positive.

Three children under 10 have been diagnosed, and there are three between the ages of 11 and 20. Four people in their twenties and six in their thirties have been diagnosed. Between the ages of 41-50, there are three cases and for cases between the ages of 51 and 60. There are four cases of people in their sixties and two in their seventies. There's one case of someone older than 91.

There have been 542 coronavirus tests administered in Knox County.

Six people have been hospitalized in Knox County.

March 26

As of Thursday, March 26, Knox County is reporting 28 positive cases so far, with six of those are listed as recovered, meaning they have been released from isolation.

Five people are currently hospitalized.

Fifteen of the confirmed cases are male and 13 are female, with the majority of cases between the ages of 21-40 with 11.

There have been 409 coronavirus tests completed in Knox County.

During a press conference on Thursday, the department also specified that it would take steps in case people who are homeless test positive for COVID-19. Officials said it has experience finding housing for people who are put in isolation without a home to stay in.

They also said that they will not release more information on positive cases than they already are, to protect individuals' privacy. The health department said it reaches out to those who may have been in contact with people who test positive for COVID-19, so it does not see a need to release information such as the patient's location or travel.

March 25

As of Wednesday, March 25, Knox County is reporting 20 positive cases so far, but six of those are listed as recovered, meaning they have been released from isolation.

Recovery time is usually 5-6 days.

Four people are currently hospitalized due to the coronavirus, according to the KCHD.

Knox County has conducted 341 tests for coronavirus.

Seven males and 13 women have tested positive for coronavirus in Knox County, with 11 between the ages of 18-49. There are three reported cases in children under 3, two for people between 50-64 and four who are 65 and over.

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