COVID in Tennessee: 530 cases, 6 deaths reported April 26


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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health released its COVID-19 update for Monday, April 26.


The department reported 530 new cases, putting the state at 843,059 total cases, with 697,111 confirmed and 145,948 probable. There are currently 13,137 active COVID-19 cases in the state.


TDH confirmed six additional deaths, bringing the state up to 12,152 total deaths.


Out of the total positive cases, 817,770 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 799 in the last 24 hours.


Earlier in the day, the state reported 785 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19.

  • Floor Bed Availability: There are 1,877 (16%) available floor beds in the state.
  • ICU Bed Availability: There are 296 (15%) available ICU beds in the state.


Tennessee has processed 7,597,249 tests with 6,754,190 negative results. The percentage of positive cases remains around 11.1%.

Vaccine Tracker

TDH’s vaccine dashboard shows over 3.9 million vaccinations have been given out so far in Tennessee. The dashboard also shows 34.3% of the state has received at least one dose with 24.3% of people fully vaccinated.

The Metro Public Health Department announced plans to resume administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in Nashville after pausing distribution. The pause in Nashville lasted 11 days as the FDA and the CDC say the Johnson & Johnson/Jansen vaccine is once again a recommended option, for those seeking a vaccine.

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