Nov 29 2020
06:27 am

** For November 28, 2020, could not find an up-to-date critical indicator report from the State of Tennessee, which is where the daily positivity rate (was 14.8% on 11/20) (up 3.4% from 11/6) and the positivity rate for the last 7 days has been obtained (was 14% on 11/20) (up 3.2% from 11/6) ***

There has been a steady increase in coronavirus (covid-19) cases in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee’s Unified Command Group announced the launch of a new website to provide COVID-19 data, additional health information and relevant updates to Tennesseans. Select the DATA option towards the top right for Tennessee and county numbers.

According to the TN Dept. of Health,

363,466 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in TN and
4,541 have died from it.

That is an additional 27,579 cases in one week and
an additional 330 reported deaths.

4,441,366 tests have been given to Tennessee residents.
That is an additional 197,454 tests in the past week.

Hospitalizations have increased. From November 21 to November 28 (7 days) the number of patients hospitalized for the coronavirus has increased by 8.4% (by 173 from 2,060 to 2,233).

In the State of Tennessee, currently hospital bed availability is at 18% and ICU bed availability is at 12%.

8.2% of TN residents tested for the coronavirus have tested positive for the coronavirus.

64.5% of the 6.89 million people estimated to live in TN have been tested for the coronavirus.
However, that may not be true. it is not known how tests are counted when a single person gets tested multiple times. Certain people in certain fields of work (medical, education, sports) or physical ability (nursing home residents, hospital patients) may get tested multiple times.

Be careful out there.

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