Every day, the Tennessee Department of Health releases figures tracking the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in each county and statewide. In an effort to raise awareness about these figures and understand how our changes in behavior – including business closures, school closures, and sheltering in place for non-essential workers – are impacting infection rates, NashvilleHealth is sharing daily tracking updates and insights based on Department of Health data. We are also incorporating the latest daily figures for Davidson County from Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s office.
Here is the latest state-level data as of 3pm CT on April 1st. Tennessee confirmed COVID-19 cases increased from 2,239 on Tuesday, March 31 to 2,683 on Wednesday, April 1st. We’ve seen 1,310 new cases reported since Sunday (4 days), doubling our overall total. And it’s the second day in a row that we’ve seen a day-over-day increase of over 400 cases.
Hospitalizations are now at 200, up 14% from yesterday. COVID-related fatalities increased by 1 to 24. Tests given per day (2.2K to 5K) and net new cases per day (164 to 444) have been steadily rising since Sunday.
The data for Nashville-Davidson County is current as of 9:30am CT on April 1. The city has confirmed 673 cases of COVID-19, up from 541 on March 31st, and 4 deaths. The three COVID-19 Assessment Centers established by Davidson County – which had been delayed in opening due to lack of testing kits – opened the first half of this week. With more people able to get tested in Nashville, we should begin to see the uptick in confirmed cases from this increased capability next week.
We continue to stress that as testing capabilities expand, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases will rapidly grow.
Source: Mayor John Cooper’s Daily Press Briefing, https://www.asafenashville.org/updates/
Data acquired from the Tennessee Department of Health Website, analyzed by Sajid Khan, SVP at Change Healthcare and a NashvilleHealth board member.