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 22nd. Tennessee confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by 6% for a total of 7,842. Hospitalizations are now at 775, and fatalities rose to 166.
Gov. Lee highlighted key data points from the White House guidelines for Opening Up America Again, which highlight three key data buckets: symptoms, cases, and hospital capacity. He also reported Tennessee ranks 12th in the nation for total tests and 15th in the nation for tests per 100,000 people.
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 22. The city has confirmed 1,962 cases of COVID-19, up from 1,936 on April 20, a 26-case increase. The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 99 years.
More information on Mayor Cooper’s daily updates can be found here.
Data acquired from the Tennessee Department of Health Website, analyzed by Sajid Khan, SVP at Change Healthcare and a NashvilleHealth board member.
Data acquired from Mayor John Cooper and the Davidson County Department of Health via the daily Covid-19 update.