1,460 new COVID-19 cases in Tennessee

More than 61k total cases since pandemic began
Posted at 9:56 AM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 15:19:40-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,460 additional cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the state's total to 61,006. The department also reported 15 more deaths.

So far 738 total deaths have been reported since the pandemic began. State health officials have reported 3,193 hospitalizations and 35,435 recoveries.

Earlier today Metro Nashville reported 517 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

The news came in a tweet from Mayor John Cooper Saturday morning.

"We have 14,319 confirmed #COVID19 cases in Davidson County as of today, an increase of 517 in the past 24 hours. Please continue to follow our #RoadmapforReopening Nashville plan and help us keep our community safe."

Of those total 14, 319 cases, more than 9,000 have recovered, leaving 5,117 active cases of the virus.

This comes after more than two weeks of increases in daily cases reported, leading many health officials concerned about plans to reopen and on the available number of hospital beds.

You can see the most recent case numbers statewide here.