NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — For the third day in a row, Tennessee has set a record for the number of COVID patients currently in hospitalized.
According to overnight numbers from the Tennessee Department of Health, there are now 3,538 COVID-19 patients in hospitals. That's up 33 patients from Thursday.
Of those currently hospitalized, the state reports 967 are in the Intensive Care Unit and 706 are on ventilators.
Eighty-three of those hospitalized are children, the state reported.
This is the third day in a row that Tennessee hit a pandemic-high for hospitalizations. Before this week, the record was set in January.