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Sep 20 2020
06:34 am

From reports dated as of September 19, 2020.

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

According to the TN Dept. of Health,

181,439 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in TN and
2,216 have died from it.

That is an additional 10,548 cases in one week and an additional 152 reported deaths.

2,621,091 tests have been given to Tennessee residents.
That is an additional 183,326 tests in the past week.

Hospitalizations have decreased. From September 12 to September 19 (7 days) the number of patients hospitalized for the coronavirus has decreased by 4.9% (by 34 from 696 to 662).

6.9% of TN residents tested for the coronavirus have tested positive for the coronavirus.

38.0% 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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