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 March 31st. Tennessee confirmed COVID-19 cases increased from 1834 on Monday, March 30 to 2,239 on Tuesday, March 31. That’s a 405-case increase – the largest day-over-day increase we’ve seen to date since the Health Department began tracking confirmed cases. Hospitalizations saw an 18% increase from yesterday totaling 175 in Tennessee. COVID-related fatalities jumped to 23, which now equal 1% of confirmed cases (2,239).
Nearly 12,000 tests have been administered in the past two days, and will monitor over the next 7 days to see what the impact this will have on confirmed cases. We continue to stress that as testing capabilities expand, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases will rapidly grow.
Data acquired from the Tennessee Department of Health Website, analyzed by Sajid Khan, SVP at Change Healthcare and a NashvilleHealth board member.