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 13th. Tennessee confirmed COVID-19 cases increased from 5,308 on Sunday, April 12th to 5,610 on Monday, April 13th. Hospitalizations are now at 579, a 2% increase from yesterday. Fatalities rose 1.94%, from 101 to 109.
The data for Nashville-Davidson County is current as of 9:30am CT on April 13th. The city has confirmed 1,385 cases of COVID-19, up from 1,348 on April 12, a 37-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.
A few important points to call out:
- State wide average cases/day for the week of April 12th are on track to be down 8% when comparing to the week of April 5th
- Williamson County added 4 cases to their total case count but day over day case growth remains low
- Hospitalizations had a large influx of 54 new cases. This is the highest for the week of 4.12.2020. This may be due to people delaying going to the hospital because of the Easter holiday
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.