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.
Going forward, we will also be 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 March 30th. Tennessee confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 1834 on Monday, March 30, nearly a 300-case increase since Friday, March 27’s total of 1537 total cases. There are 148 COVID-19 hospitalizations and 13 reported fatalities. Statewide, over 23,300 tests have been administered.
The data for Nashville-Davidson County is current as of 9:30am CT on March 31st. The city has confirmed 541 cases of COVID-19, up from 443 on March 30th. Week over week, we’ve seen a 214% increase in confirmed cases. We have 14 confirmed hospitalizations and 3 fatalities. Nashville’s figures are similar to several other metro regions: Dallas, TX (549 cases), Harris County/Houston, TX (563 cases), Fulton County/Atlanta, GA (503 cases), Cuyahoga County/Cleveland, OH (493 cases), Washington, DC (495 cases), and San Diego, CA (603 cases), according to a county-level tracker from the New York Times.
We continue to stress that as testing capabilities expand, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases will rapidly grow.
Above data acquired from the Tennessee Department of Health Website, analyzed by Sajid Khan, SVP at Change Healthcare and a NashvilleHealth board member.