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 20th. Tennessee confirmed COVID-19 cases total 7,238. Hospitalizations now total 730, and fatalities rose to 152.
In an aggressive push to test outside of traditional symptoms, Gov. Lee announced that more than 11,000 Tennesseans received free COVID-19 tests through the weekend efforts of the Unified-Command Group. Expanded testing will continue for the next two weekends – April 25-26 and May 2-3. A full list of sites can be accessed here. In addition to drive-through sites, all rural county health departments across the state offer free COVID-19 testing 5 days a week. A full list of county health departments can be accessed here. To date, we have conducted 100,689 tests, with this weekend’s surge accounting for the largest number of tests conducted in our state over a two-day period.
- For 17 consecutive days, we have seen only single-digit increases in the number of cases in our state.
- Our hospitalization rate has consistently remained lower than national averages.
- As of today, our number of recovered patients exceeds the number of active cases.
More information on Governor Lee’s daily updates can be found here.
The data for Nashville-Davidson County is current as of 9:30am CT on April 2oth. The city has confirmed 1,903 cases of COVID-19, up from 1,751 on April 19th, a 152-case increase. The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 99 years. A total of 20 fatalities have been reported.
More information on Mayor Cooper’s daily updates can be found here.