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 11th. Tennessee confirmed COVID-19 cases increased from 4,862 on Friday, April 1oth to 5,114 on Saturday, April 11th. Hospitalizations on Friday were 536 and rose 3% today, totaling 556. Fatalities rose 1.97%, from 98 to 101.
The data for Nashville-Davidson County is current as of 9:30am CT on April 11th. The city has confirmed 1,256 cases of COVID-19, up from 1,224 on April 12, a 32-case increase. We are encouraged by the slowing down of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. This shows our curve is flattening and social distancing is working. Please keep staying the course and stay at home unless going out for essential errands.
Mayor Cooper wanted to remind everyone about the Community Assessment Centers now open in the greater Nashville area. If you think you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19, please do the following:
First, call the Metro Public Health COVID-19 Information Hotline – 615-862-7777, 7 a.m-7 p.m. daily – to speak with a public health professional about your symptoms. If additional assessment is necessary, you will be directed to your provider or one of Metro’s Community Assessment Centers to be screened and, if necessary, tested for COVID-19. Centers are open at Nissan Stadium, Meharry Medical College and the former Kmart in Antioch. All centers will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Testing is available, free of charge, for Nashville residents.
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.