Tennessee’s COVID-19 Update – A Weekly Analysis (Week of July 12 – 18, 2020)

Every day, the Tennessee Department of Health releases figures tracking the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in each county and statewide.  As our state begins to reopen businesses, restaurants, and lift restrictions on stay at home orders, the statistics for infection rates are vitally important. NashvilleHealth is sharing weekly tracking updates and insights based on Department of Health data.  We are also incorporating the latest figures for Davidson County from Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s office.

For the week of July 12 to July 18– There were a total of 15,330 new cases, which is a new high. Comparing to the previous week, the average cases/day is 41% higher.

  • Davidson County – 2,549 new cases which is 5% higher than last week
  • Williamson County – 741 new cases which is 68.4% higher than last week
  • Other TN Counties – 12,040 cases which is 51% higher than last week

There were 100 fatalities. The previous week had 101. Hospitalizations are also at a new high averaging 65/day with a total of 456 for the week (47.5/day and 333 total for the week before). Testing for this week was 30% higher compared to last week – average of 23,756/tests/day.