Aug 23 2020
06:51 am

From reports dated as of August 22, 2020.

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

According to the TN Dept. of Health, 142,083 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in TN and 1,563 have died from it.

That is an additional 21,498 cases in two weeks and an additional 387 reported deaths.

2.004,861 tests have been given to Tennessee residents.
That is an additional 321,139 tests in the past two weeks.

Hospitalizations have decreased. From August 8 to August 22 (14 days) the number of patients hospitalized for the coronavirus has decreased by 18.5% (by 202 from 1,089 to 887). .

7.1% of TN residents tested for the coronavirus have tested positive for the coronavirus.

29.1% 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 (mursing home residents, hospital patients) may get tested multiple times.

Be careful out there.

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