October 16 COVID-19 update: Department of health reports 666 new COVID-19 cases

Posted at 2:08 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 15:16:27-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported a total of 223,493 as of October 16, 2020

That number includes 2,871 deaths and 1,140 current hospitalizations, which is the third-highest hospitalization count since the pandemic began in August.

A total of 200,164 have recovered. The positive percentage is up from Thursday's 9.55% to 10.4%.

With numbers remaining high, hospitals are filling up. A total of 216 ICU beds are still available for the entire state - 11% of capacity.