COVID in Tennessee: 1,270 cases, 15 deaths reported April 21


COVID-19 in TN (WKRN Graphics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health released its COVID-19 update for Wednesday, April 21.


The department reported 1,270 new cases, putting the state at 837,833 total cases, with 693,687 confirmed and 144,146 probable. There are currently 13,176 active COVID-19 cases in the state.


TDH confirmed 15 additional deaths, bringing the state up to 12,111 total deaths.


Out of the total positive cases, 812,546 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 1,354 in the last 24 hours.


Earlier in the day, the state reported 917 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19.

  • Floor Bed Availability: There are 1,632 (14%) available floor beds in the state, down 4% since the previous day’s report.
  • ICU Bed Availability: There are 226 (11%) available ICU beds in the state, down 3% since the previous day’s report


Tennessee has processed 7,525,551 tests with 6,687,718 negative results. The percentage of positive cases remains around 11.1%. Tuesday’s update added 16,525 tests to the state’s total with 6.87% percent-positive cases.

Vaccine Tracker

TDH’s vaccine dashboard shows over 3.6 million vaccinations have been given out so far in Tennessee. The dashboard also shows 33.1% of the state has received at least one dose with 21.9% of people fully vaccinated.

The Metro Public Health Department now offers the Pfizer vaccine to first 500 walk-ins without appointments each day at Music City Center.

Metro health leaders are working toward a goal of at least 50% of the Davidson County population receiving the initial dose by May 1. Currently, an estimated 35% of the population in Nashville has received at least one dose.

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