Tennessee reports worst week of pandemic for new COVID cases, deaths

Saturday adds 4,662 additional cases, 25 additional deaths
Posted at 10:01 AM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 15:19:38-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee marked its worst week of the pandemic so far in terms of new COVID-19 cases and deaths. This week the Department of Health reported 26,905 new cases, along with 287 new deaths.

Saturday's daily case increase was the third highest to date. There were 4,662 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, along with 25 additional deaths.

The total case count so far is 305,120 and. The death toll is up to 3,877.

Data from TDH also shows 1,868 currently hospitalized for the virus.

Earlier today Metro Public Health officials reported 310 new COVID-19 cases, bringing Davidson County's total number of cases to 39,411. Right now, there are 3,021 active cases and 36,050 have since recovered.

Health officials said one new probable death was reported in the past 24 hours, a 90-year-old man with a pending medical history.

When the health care provider who signs the death certificate determines COVID-19 disease was the cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death, this person meets the probable case criteria and would be considered a probable death.

Six additional confirmed deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours: including a 32-year-old man with a pending medical history and a 46-year-old woman, a 91-year-old woman, an 83-year-old man, a 66-year-old man and a 52-year-old man with underlying health conditions.

As of today, 327 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 340 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

Metro also released the following data:

New cases per 100,000 people: 50.01
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 8.3

Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 14 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 9 percent

Total number of cases: 39,411
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 310

Metro’s COVID-19 Hotline received 309 calls on Friday, November 13, 2020.

Cases by sex
Male: 19,177
Female: 19,894
Unknown: 340

Cases by age

Total active cases3,021