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February 20 COVID-19 update: Tennessee reports 1,335 new cases, 51 deaths

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Posted at 9:38 AM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 16:18:57-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,335 new COVID cases and 51 additional deaths Saturday.

This brings the state's total case count to 764,008. Today's percent positive rate is 9.16%.

So far 11,115 Tennesseans have lost their lives to the virus.

There are currently 997 patients hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The state also reported 2,148 new recoveries in the past 24 hours.

Earlier today Metro Public Health has reported 129 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. No additional deaths were reported.

There have also been 34 new probable cases in the past 24 hours.

Including confirmed and probable cases, Davidson County's total number of cases is now at 88,622. Of those, 85,985 cases are now considered to be inactive or recovered. Right now, Metro has 2,018 active cases.

Due to the winter storms, many testing centers around the state have been closed this week. This has impacted daily reports of new cases.

As of today, 580 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 619 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.


New cases per 100,000 people: 27.1
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 5.5

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 15 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 13 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 944 calls on Friday, February 19, 2021.

Total number of cases: 88,622
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 129

Cases by sex
Male: 41,988
Female: 45,876
Unknown: 758

Cases by age

Unknown142
0-104,206
11-209,004
21-3024,733
31-4017,205
41-5011,756
51-609,948
61-706,526
71-803,242
81+1,860
Total88,622
Inactive/Recovered85,985
Deaths619
Total active cases2,018