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Coronavirus in Tennessee: Positivity rate drops below 5 percent

Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 4:01 PM EST|Updated: 22 hours ago
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -The Tennessee Department of Health released data on COVID-19 in the state.

Each day, the health department releases numbers on deaths, cases, recoveries and hospitalizations.

March 4

Cases: 779,449

Deaths: 11,501

Hospitalizations: 864

Inactive/Recoveries: 754,465

Total tests: 6,834,882

Officials said the positivity rate dropped to 4.67, the lowest the state has seen this year.

March 3

Cases: 777,935

Deaths: 11,459

Hospitalizations: 895

Inactive/Recoveries: 752,966

Total tests: 6,817,121

March 2

Cases: 776,337

Deaths: 11,436

Hospitalizations: 884

Inactive/Recoveries: 751,776

Total tests: 6,797,475

March 1

Cases: 775,693

Deaths: 11,421

Hospitalizations: 871

Inactive/Recoveries: 750,755

Total tests: 6,789,970

Feb. 28

Cases: 775,004

Deaths: 11,411

Hospitalizations: 878

Inactive/Recoveries: 749,863

Total tests: 6,780,861

Feb. 27

Cases: 773,887

Deaths: 11,393

Hospitalizations: 925

Inactive/Recoveries: 748,739

Total tests: 6,769,438

Feb. 26

Cases: 772,513

Deaths: 11,377

Hospitalizations: 1,283

Inactive/Recoveries: 746,954

Total tests: 6,753,759

Feb. 25

Cases: 770,940

Deaths: 11,321

Hospitalizations: 982

Inactive/Recoveries: 745,200

Total tests: 6,735,104

Feb. 24

Cases: 768,946

Deaths: 11,266

Hospitalizations: 972

Inactive/Recoveries: 743,254

Total tests: 6,709,400

Feb. 23

Cases: 767,315

Deaths: 11,198

Hospitalizations: 998

Inactive/Recoveries: 741,057

Total tests: 6,693,645

Feb. 22

Cases: 766,089

Deaths: 11,153

Hospitalizations: 1,008

Inactive/Recoveries: 738,731

Total tests: 6,681,400

On Feb. 22, the health department said that the daily added cases went below 1,000 with 952.

Feb. 21

Cases: 765,137

Deaths: 11,133

Hospitalizations: 1,010

Inactive/Recoveries: 737,635

Total tests: 6,674,491

Feb. 20

Cases: 764,008

Deaths: 11,115

Hospitalizations: 997

Inactive/Recoveries: 736,300

Total tests: 6,665,429

Feb. 19

Cases: 762,673

Deaths: 11,064

Hospitalizations: 973

Inactive/Recoveries: 734,152

Total tests: 6,654,486

Feb. 18

Cases: 761,301

Deaths: 11,057

Hospitalizations: 1,108

Inactive/Recoveries: 731,791

Total tests: 6,644,952

Feb. 17

Cases: 760,303

Deaths: 10,985

Hospitalizations: 1,131

Inactive/Recoveries: 729,629

Total tests: 6,634,437

Feb. 16

Cases: 759,523

Deaths: 10,954

Hospitalizations: 1,106

Inactive/Recoveries: 726,910

Total tests: 6,626,533

Feb. 15

Cases: 758,561

Deaths: 10,937

Hospitalizations: 1,091

Inactive/Recoveries: 724,031

Total tests: 6,618,281

Feb. 14

Cases: 757,418

Deaths: 10,933

Hospitalizations: 1,109

Inactive/Recoveries: 722,598

Total tests: 6,606,949

Feb. 13

Cases: 756,071

Deaths: 10,902

Hospitalizations: 1,154

Inactive/Recoveries: 720,977

Total tests: 6,592,275

Feb. 12

Cases: 754,279

Deaths: 10,893

Hospitalizations: 1,195

Inactive/Recoveries: 718,749

Total tests: 6,572,241

Feb. 11

Cases: 752,033

Deaths: 10,812

Hospitalizations: 1,232

Inactive/Recoveries: 716,136

Total tests: 6,547,434

Feb. 10

Cases: 750,409

Deaths: 10,731

Hospitalizations: 1,262

Inactive/Recoveries: 714,067

Total tests: 6,523,383

Feb. 9

Cases: 747,462

Deaths: 10,631

Hospitalizations: 1,293

Inactive/Recoveries: 710,742

Total tests: 6,495,794

Feb. 8

Cases: 745,826

Deaths: 10,566

Hospitalizations: 1,294

Inactive/Recoveries: 707,098

Total tests: 6,486,810

Feb. 7

Cases: 744,600

Deaths: 10,469

Hospitalizations: 1,314

Inactive/Recoveries: 705,492

Total tests: 6,475,194

Feb. 6

Cases: 742,213

Deaths: 10,463

Hospitalizations: 1,369

Inactive/Recoveries: 703,426

Total tests: 6,447,310

Feb. 5

Cases: 739,031

Deaths: 10,405

Hospitalizations: 1,421

Inactive/Recoveries: 700,620

Total tests: 6,417,656

Feb. 4

Cases: 736,370

Deaths: 10,202

Hospitalizations: 1,443

Inactive/Recoveries: 697,110

Total tests: 6,389,746

Feb. 3

Cases: 733,216

Deaths: 10,033

Hospitalizations: 1,492

Inactive/Recoveries: 693,707

Total tests: 6,359,798

On Feb 3, Tennessee surpassed 10,000 deaths due to the virus.

Feb. 2

Cases: 731,360

Deaths: 9,900

Hospitalizations: 1,547

Inactive/Recoveries: 688,963

Total tests: 6,347,070

Feb. 1

Cases: 729,187

Deaths: 9,753

Hospitalizations: 1,562

Inactive/Recoveries: 685,162

Total tests: 6,336,990

Jan. 31

Cases: 727,861

Deaths: 9,650

Hospitalizations: 1,574

Inactive/Recoveries: 683,295

Total tests: 6,327,384

Jan. 30

Cases: 724,742

Deaths: 9,574

Hospitalizations: 1,673

Inactive/Recoveries: 680,847

Total tests: 6,295,021

Jan. 29

Cases: 722,491

Deaths: 9,461

Hospitalizations: 1,801

Inactive/Recoveries: 672,110

Total tests: 6,277,768

Jan. 28

Cases: 717,583

Deaths: 9,417

Hospitalizations: 1,857

Inactive/Recoveries: 672,110

Total tests: 6,247,215

Jan. 27

Cases: 715,806

Deaths: 9,316

Hospitalizations: 2,003

Inactive/Recoveries: 668,021

Total tests: 6,233,246

Jan. 26

Cases: 712,406

Deaths: 9,162

Hospitalizations: 2,026

Inactive/Recoveries: 662,533

Total tests: 6,207,152

Jan. 25

Cases: 710,427

Deaths: 8,977

Hospitalizations: 2,068

Inactive/Recoveries: 657,031

Total tests: 6,198,623

Jan. 24

Cases: 708,717

Deaths: 8,859

Hospitalizations: 2,128

Inactive/Recoveries: 654,335

Total tests: 6,184,590

Jan. 23

Cases: 705,876

Deaths: 8,819

Hospitalizations: 22,64

Inactive/Recoveries: 651,283

Total tests: 6,158,760

Jan. 22

Friday, Tennessee surpassed 700,000 coronavirus cases in the state.

Cases: 701,847

Deaths: 8,777

Hospitalizations: 2361

Inactive/Recoveries: 646,144

Total tests: 6,128,305

Jan. 21

Cases: 697,783

Deaths: 8,684

Hospitalizations: 2,513

Inactive/Recoveries: 639,444

Total tests: 6,101,159

Jan. 20

Cases: 694,291

Deaths: 8,556

Hospitalizations: 2,653

Inactive/Recoveries: 633,428

Total tests: 6,078,484

Jan. 19

Cases: 689,808

Deaths: 8,470

Hospitalizations: 2,647

Inactive/Recoveries: 624,306

Total tests: 6,044,547

Jan. 18

Cases: 687,751

Deaths: 8,430

Hospitalizations: 2,660

Inactive/Recoveries: 614,720

Total tests: 6,044,547

Jan. 17

Cases: 685,321

Deaths: 8,391

Hospitalizations: 2,699

Inactive/Recoveries: 610,796

Total tests: 6,030,431

Jan. 16

Cases: 680,847

Deaths: 8,355

Hospitalizations: 2,805

Inactive/Recoveries: 605,596

Total tests: 6,000,691

Jan. 15

Cases: 676,039

Deaths: 8,311

Hospitalizations: 2,857

Inactive/Recoveries: 602,938

Total tests: 5,972,373

Jan. 14

Cases: 670,482

Deaths: 8,232

Hospitalizations: 2,964

Inactive/Recoveries: 596,883

Total tests: 5,939,455

Jan. 13

Cases: 665,499

Deaths: 8,148

Hospitalizations: 3,029

Inactive/Recoveries: 588,974

Total tests: 5,915,239

Jan. 12

Cases: 660,874

Deaths: 8,011

Hospitalizations: 3,048

Inactive/Recoveries: 579,345

Total tests: 5,894,813

Jan. 11

Cases: 657,396

Deaths: 7,865

Hospitalizations: 3,079

Inactive/Recoveries: 568,910

Total tests: 5,879,860

Jan. 10

Cases: 653,869

Deaths: 7,785

Hospitalizations: 3,085

Inactive/Recoveries: 565,197

Total tests: 5,858,864

Jan. 9

Cases: 646,450

Deaths: 7,704

Hospitalizations: 3,221

Inactive/Recoveries: 560,642

Total tests: 5,821,802

Jan. 8

Cases: 640,606

Deaths: 7,618

Hospitalizations: 3,249

Inactive/Recoveries: 559,625

Total tests: 5,789,702

Vaccinations: 215,427

Jan. 7

Cases: 634,237

Deaths: 7,492

Hospitalizations: 3,351

Inactive/Recoveries: 555,634

Total tests: 5,756,109

Jan. 6

Cases: 625,237

Deaths: 7,381

Hospitalizations: 3,332

Inactive/Recoveries: 548,838

Total tests: 5,716,342

Jan. 5

On January 5, the health department began reporting on vaccinations.

Cases: 617,649

Deaths: 7,267

Hospitalizations: 3,246

Inactive/Recoveries: 539,207

Total tests: 5,686,467

Vaccinations: 169,070

Jan. 4

Cases: 612,250

Deaths: 7,168

Hospitalizations: 3,213

Inactive/Recoveries: 530,494

Total tests: 5,673,239

As of January 3, 2021, Tennessee had reached 608,297 total cases, 7,025 total deaths, 3,176 current hospitalizations and 526,966 recoveries from the virus.

Guidance released by the CDC advises practicing preventative measures to help stop an outbreak in your community by:

- Avoiding contact with people who are sick

- If you are sick, stay home

- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue

- Clean frequently touched surfaces daily

- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

- Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol

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