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Dec 27 2020
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** For December 23, 2020, the daily positivity rate was 17.5%.
The positivity rate for the last 7 days was 19.6% (down 2.2% from 12/18, up 8.8% from 11/6 (10.8%)) ***
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

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,

560,892 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in TN and
6,443 have died from it.

That is an additional 57,241 cases in one week and
an additional 483 reported deaths.

5,484,597 tests have been given to Tennessee residents.
That is an additional 272,151 tests in the past week.

Hospitalizations are down. From December 18 to December 26 (8 days) the number of patients hospitalized for the coronavirus has decreased by 2.6% (by 76 from 2,889 to 2,813).

In the State of Tennessee, hospital bed availability was at 20% (up 5%) on December 26 and ICU bed availability was at 12% (up 3%).

10.2% of TN residents tested for the coronavirus have tested positive for the coronavirus.

79.6% 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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