COVID in Tennessee: 721 cases, 15 deaths reported April 20


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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health released its COVID-19 update for Tuesday, April 20.


The department reported 721 new cases, putting the state at 836,563 total cases, with 692,636 confirmed and 143,927 probable. There are currently 13,275 active COVID-19 cases in the state.


TDH confirmed 15 additional deaths, bringing the state up to 12,096 total deaths.


Out of the total positive cases, 811,192 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 1,419 in the last 24 hours.


Earlier in the day, the state reported 874 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19.

  • Floor Bed Availability: There are 1,703 (15%) available floor beds in the state, down 9% since the previous day’s report.
  • ICU Bed Availability: There are 232 (11%) available ICU beds in the state, down 16% since the previous day’s report


Tennessee has processed 7,509,026 tests with 6,672,463 negative results. The percentage of positive cases remains around 11.1%. Tuesday’s update added 11,215 tests to the state’s total with 5.97% 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 32.9% of the state has received at least one dose with 21.6% 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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