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 2nd. Tennessee confirmed COVID-19 cases increased from 2,683 on Wednesday, April 1st to 2,845 on Thursday, April 2nd. Hospitalizations are now at 263, a 32% increase from yesterday. Fatalities rose 33%, from 24 to 32.
On April 2nd, Gov. Lee upgraded the statewide “safer at home” order to a “stay at home” mandate, through at least April 14. This new order is enforceable. Lee and his team had been tracking the level of activity our population was engaging in, and found through vehicle traffic and cell phone data that some residents were beginning to disregard the safer at home order.
The data for Nashville-Davidson County is current as of 9:30am CT on April 2. The city has confirmed 785 cases of COVID-19, up from 673 on April 1, a 112-case increase. We continue to stress that as testing capabilities expand, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases will rapidly grow.
Data acquired from the Tennessee Department of Health Website, analyzed by Sajid Khan, SVP at Change Healthcare and a NashvilleHealth board member.
Source: Mayor John Cooper’s Daily Press Briefing, https://www.asafenashville.org/updates/