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COVID-19 deaths continue to rise, as active cases decline in Knox County

Published: Dec. 1, 2020 at 11:19 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 15, 2021 at 11:11 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Data from the Knox County Health Department released Wednesday showed the death toll in Knox Co. is approaching 400 due to COVID-19.

According to the KCHD website, five new deaths were reported bringing the death toll to 391.

KCHD reported 228 new cases and 4,559 active cases in the county.

Hospitalizations reached a record 1010 in the area as regional hospital systems continue to struggle to provide enough acute care and ICU beds for everyone who needs them.

More about the latest benchmarks and Knox County COVID-19 data is available here.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Data from the Knox County Health Department released Wednesday showed deaths due to COVID-19 continue to rise in Knox County.

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According to the KCHD website, three new deaths were reported bringing the death toll to 386.

KCHD reported 281 new cases and 4,754 active cases in the county. Officials said testing is still down compared to numbers recorded before Christmas, which could contribute to the lower number of active cases being reported.

Hospitalizations reached a record 988 in the area as regional hospital systems continue to struggle to provide enough acute care and ICU beds for everyone who needs them.

KCHD officials said nearly 3 percent or nearly 14,000 Knox County residents have been vaccinated so far.

More about the latest benchmarks and Knox County COVID-19 data is available here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Data from the Knox County Health Department released Tuesday showed deaths due to COVID-19 continue to rise in Knox County.

According to the KCHD website, four new deaths were reported bringing the death toll to 383.

KCHD reported 164 new cases and 4,936 active cases in the county.

Hospitalizations reached a record 974 in the area as regional hospital systems continue to struggle to provide enough acute care and ICU beds for everyone who needs them.

More about the latest benchmarks and Knox County COVID-19 data is available here.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Data from the Knox County Health Department released Tuesday showed deaths due to COVID-19 continue to rise in Knox County.

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According to the KCHD website, six new deaths were reported bringing the death toll to 379.

KCHD reported 191 new cases and 5,397 active cases in the county.

Hospitalizations reached a record 946 in the area as regional hospital systems continue to struggle to provide enough acute care and ICU beds for everyone who needs them.

More about the latest benchmarks and Knox County COVID-19 data is available here.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Data from the Knox County Health Department released Monday showed a record-breaking number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Knox County.

According to the KCHD website, the death toll has now reached 373.

KCHD reported 339 new cases and 5,417 active cases in the county.

Hospitalizations reached a record 936 in the area as regional hospital systems continue to struggle to provide enough acute care and ICU beds for everyone who needs them.

More about the latest benchmarks and Knox County COVID-19 data is available here.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Data from the Knox County Health Department released Thursday showed five consecutive days of record-breaking COVID-19 hospitalizations in the county.

According to the KCHD website, six new deaths were reported Thursday bringing the death toll to 359.

KCHD reported 371new cases and 4,634 active cases in the county.

Hospitalizations reached a record 873in the area as regional hospital systems continue to struggle to provide enough acute care and ICU beds for everyone who needs them.

More about the latest benchmarks and Knox County COVID-19 data is available here.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The Knox County Health Department data shows three consecutive days of record-breaking COVID-19 hospitalizations in the county.

On Tuesday, 205 people were hospitalized with the virus. That number breaks Monday’s record of 192, and Sunday’s record of 191.

The county also saw a new high for deaths reported as 13 additional people have died due to the virus. The previous record was 11 deaths on December 16.

There were 4,918 active cases Tuesday.

Monday, January 4, 2021

The Knox County Health Department confirmed a new record-high number of COVID-19 hospitalizations Monday.

192 people were in Knox County hospitals due to the virus.

However, the case count increase was significantly lower Monday compared to daily increases throughout December with 257 new cases. Daily case counts throughout December often soared above 500.

Three new deaths were reported Monday bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 333 since the beginning of the pandemic.

4,657 COVID-19 cases were active.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Data released Friday by the Knox County Health Department shows two more people died from COVID-19.

236 new cases bring the total active case count to 4,915. 175 people remained hospitalized.

In 2020 Knox County confirmed a total of 30,625 cases, 791, hospitalizations and 326 deaths.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Data released by the Knox County Health Department Thursday shows nine new deaths due to COVID-19.

517 new cases were recorded Thursday.

The total number of confirmed cases rose to 30,389 since March as 2020 comes to a close. Since the pandemic began, 324 people have died and 786 have been hospitalized in Knox County due to the virus.

As of Thursday, there were only 15 ICU beds left in the region.

Wednesday, December 30

Data from the Knox County Health Department released Wednesday showed deaths continue to rise making December the deadliest month for COVID-19 in Knox County.

According to the KCHD website, three new deaths were reported Wednesday bringing the death toll to 315.

KCHD reported 129 new cases and 4,901 active cases in the county.

Hospitalizations reached a record 758 in the area as regional hospital systems continue to struggle to provide enough acute care and ICU beds for everyone who needs them.

More about the latest benchmarks and Knox County COVID-19 data is available here.

Tuesday, December 29

Data from the Knox County Health Department released Tuesday showed deaths continue to rise making December the deadliest month for COVID-19 in Knox County.

According to the KCHD website, six new deaths were reported Tuesday bringing the death toll to 312.

KCHD reported 162 new cases and 5,268 active cases in the county.

Hospitalizations reached a record 750 in the area as regional hospital systems continue to struggle to provide enough acute care and ICU beds for everyone who needs them.

More about the latest benchmarks and Knox County COVID-19 data is available here.

Monday, December 28

Data from the Knox County Health Department released Monday showed deaths continue to rise making December the deadliest month for COVID in Knox County.

According to the KCHD website, the death toll surpassed 300 with seven new deaths reported Monday. There have been 306 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

KCHD reported 182 new cases and 5,038 active cases in the county.

Hospitalizations reached a record 744 in the area as regional hospital systems continue to struggle to provide enough acute care and ICU beds for everyone who needs them.

More about the latest benchmarks and Knox County COVID-19 data is available here.

Wednesday, December 23

Data from the Knox County Health Department released Wednesday showed deaths continue to rise making December the deadliest month for COVID in Knox County.

According to the KCHD website, six new deaths were reported Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 278.

KCHD reported 163 new cases and 5,429 active cases in the county. This is the lowest one-day increase during December.

Hospitalizations reached a record 719 in the area as regional hospital systems continue to struggle to provide enough acute care and ICU beds for everyone who needs them.

More about the latest benchmarks and Knox County COVID-19 data is available here.

Tuesday, December 22

Data from the Knox County Health Department released Tuesday showed deaths continue to rise making December the deadliest month for COVID in Knox County.

According to the KCHD website, six new deaths were reported Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 272.

KCHD reported 478 new cases and 5,152 active cases in the county.

Hospitalizations reached a record 712 in the area as regional hospital systems continue to struggle to provide enough acute care and ICU beds for everyone who needs them.

More about the latest benchmarks and Knox County COVID-19 data is available here.

Monday, December 21

Data from the Knox County Health Department released Monday showed deaths continue to rise making December the deadliest month for COVID in Knox County.

According to the KCHD website, the death toll on Monday is now 266.

KCHD reported 541 new cases and 5,181 active cases in the county.

Hospitalizations reached a record 711 in the area as regional hospital systems continue to struggle to provide enough acute care and ICU beds for everyone who needs them.

More about the latest benchmarks and Knox County COVID-19 data is available here.

Friday, December 18

Data from the Knox County Health Department released Friday showed deaths continue to rise making December the deadliest month for COVID in Knox County.

According to the KCHD website, there were 10 new deaths bringing the death toll to 247 on Thursday. On Wednesday, Knox County reported a record-breaking 11 deaths. Since the start of the month, there have been 80 deaths reported so far.

KCHD reported 401 new cases and 4,569 active cases in the county.

Hospitalizations reached a record 702 in the area as regional hospital systems continue to struggle to provide enough acute care and ICU beds for everyone who needs them.

More about the latest benchmarks and Knox County COVID-19 data is available here.

Thursday, December 17

Data from the Knox County Health Department released Thursday showed December has already become the deadliest month for COVID in Knox County.

According to the KCHD website, there were three new deaths bringing the death toll to 237 on Thursday. On Wednesday, Knox County reported a record-breaking 11 deaths. Since the start of the month, there have been 70 deaths reported so far.

KCHD reported 527 new cases and 4,562 active cases in the county.

691 people remained hospitalized with the virus as the regional hospital system has continued to struggle to provide enough acute care and ICU beds for everyone who needs them. In East Tennessee, there are currently only 25 ICU beds available.

Wednesday, December 16

Data from the Knox County Health Department shows a record-breaking number of new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday.

According to the KCHD website, there were 11 new deaths bringing the death toll to 234. The record-breaking increase made December the deadliest month for COVID-19 in Knox County since the start of the pandemic with 67 deaths reported so far.

KCHD reported 472 new cases and 4,274 active cases in the county. Tuesday’s increase is the second only to Sunday’s increase of 587 new cases.

685 people remained hospitalized with the virus as the regional hospital system has continued to struggle to provide enough acute care and ICU beds for everyone who needs them. Statewide there are currently only 168 ICU beds available.

More about the latest benchmarks and Knox County COVID-19 data is available here.

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