COVID in Tennessee: 1,457 cases, 7 deaths reported April 13


COVID-19 in Tennessee – Continuing Coverage (WKRN Graphics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health released its COVID-19 update for Tuesday, April 13.


The department reported 1,457 new cases, putting the state at 826,371 total cases, with 683,154 confirmed and 141,760 probable. There are currently 13,392 active COVID-19 cases in the state.

Tennessee’s seven-day new cases average is currently 1,195 additional cases per day (+6% change since the previous day). The 14-day new cases average is 1,132 (+4% change since the previous day).


TDH confirmed seven additional deaths, bringing the state up to 12,022 total deaths.


Out of the total positive cases, 800,957 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 1,345 in the last 24 hours.


Earlier in the day, the state reported 822 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19.

  • Floor Bed Availability: There are 1,665 (14%) available floor beds in the state, down 12% from the previous day’s report.
  • ICU Bed Availability: There are 245 (12%) available ICU beds in the state, down 22% from the previous day’s report.


Tennessee has processed 7,391,424 tests with 6,565,053 negative results. The percentage of positive cases remains around 11.2%. Tuesday’s update added 12,045 tests to the state’s total with 9.45% percent-positive cases.

Vaccine Tracker

TDH’s vaccine dashboard shows nearly 3.3 million vaccinations have been given out so far in Tennessee. The dashboard also shows 30.7% of the state has received at least one dose with 18.7% of people fully vaccinated.

The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in the administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

The Tennessee Department of Health released a statement saying the state will follow the federal recommendation and pause the use of the vaccine.

The Metro Public Health Department reported Tuesday morning those scheduled to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the drive-thru vaccination site at the former Kmart at 2491 Murfreesboro Pike will receive the Pfizer vaccine instead of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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