The Knox County Health Department puts out information on hospital capacity in their region, which is Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, Washington Counties; there are 19 hospitals in this region with potential ICU beds.
As of the last time the data were updated, regional hospitals had 30 ICU beds available of 317 total, and 320 available ventilators out of 427 total, (25 percent capacity). The hospitals overall had 330 beds available of 2484 total (so was at 87 percent capacity). This is based on 19 acute care hospitals in the East TN region. When a line hits 100% (indicated in red), the local hospitals are theoretically full for that resource (for all patients, not just covid patients), though there is surge capacity on top of this. Note that these data are updated only twice a week, so current conditions maybe be much better or worse than these plots show. Data on capacity from Knox County’s dashboard, using their percent utilization metric.
Trends in hospitalization of covid patients over time. The vertical dotted line shows the last day with updated capacity information from Knox County, when there were 30 ICU beds available (ignoring surge capacity) for people in the East Tennessee region. The seven day average is shown.