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Tennessee continues record COVID hospitalizations surge

More than 1,000 in ICUs across the state
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Posted at 6:33 AM, Sep 06, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee continues to set record COVID-19 hospitalization numbers.

The latest data from the Tennessee Department of Health reveals that there are now 3,597 COVID patients hospitalized across the state.

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Of those, 1,020 are in ICUs – Tennessee surpassed the 1,000 mark of critically ill patients over the weekend – and 699 are on ventilators.

TDH data shows that 74 of those hospitalized are children, which is down from 83 pediatric patients from the middle of last week.

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Before this record influx of COVID patients, the previous record was set back in January.