January 26 COVID-19 update: Tennessee surpasses more than 9,000 COVID-19 deaths

Metro reports 5 additional deaths, 212 new cases
Posted at 9:36 AM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 17:55:13-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — The Tennessee Dept. of Health reported 192 COVID-19 deaths Tues., making it the highest daily increase of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The milestone was reached on the same day the state surpassed 9,000 COVID-19 deaths.

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,979 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

Since the outbreak began, there have been a total of 9, known cases in Tennessee, 662,533 of which are now considered recovered. Tuesday's rate of positive tests is 10.75%.

192 additional Tennesseans have died from COVID-19. TDH has attributed 9,162 deaths to the virus.

Hospitals statewide reported 2,026 active COVID-19 patients overnight.

Metro Public Health officials reported 212 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing Davidson County's total number of cases to 83,068. Five additional deaths were also reported.

Right now, there are 5,122 active cases and 77,387 are now considered to be recovered/inactive.

Health officials said five new confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours -- a 64-year-old man, a 73-year-old woman, a 59-year-old man, a 58-year-old man and a 62-year-old man, all with underlying health conditions.

As of Tuesday, 527 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 559 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

Metro also released the following data:

New cases per 100,000 people: 66.6
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 13.1

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 15 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 8 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 895 calls on Monday, January 25, 2021.

Total number of cases: 83,068
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 212

Cases by sex
Male: 39,316
Female: 42,999
Unknown: 753

Cases by age

Total active cases5,122