Dec 6 2020
07:41 am

** For December 5, 2020, the daily positivity rate was 16.6% (up 1.8% from 11/20 (14.8%) and up 5.2% from 11/6 (11.4%)) and the positivity rate for the last 7 days was 16.6% (up 2.6% from 11/20 (14%) and up 5.8% 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,

397,522 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in TN and
4,905 have died from it.

That is an additional 34,056 cases in one week and
an additional 364 reported deaths.

4,641,511 tests have been given to Tennessee residents.
That is an additional 200,145 tests in the past week.

Hospitalizations have increased. From November 28 to December 5 (7 days) the number of patients hospitalized for the coronavirus has increased by 10.4% (by 232 from 2,233 to 2,465).

In the State of Tennessee, currently hospital bed availability is at 16% (down 2%) and ICU bed availability is at 11% (down 1%).

8.6% of TN residents tested for the coronavirus have tested positive for the coronavirus.

67.4% 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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