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For second day in a row, Tennessee sets COVID-19 hospitalization record

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Posted at 6:04 AM, Sep 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-02 11:47:33-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — For the second day in a row, Tennessee has set a record for the number of patients hospitalized due to COVID-19.

Overnight data from the Tennessee Department of Health shows there are now 3,501 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Tennessee. That's an increase of 160 patients from a day earlier, the largest one-day increase of the pandemic.

Of those, 968 are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Seventy-nine of those hospitalized are pediatric patients.

This is the second day of record-setting hospitalization numbers. On Wednesday, the state reported 3,338 COVID-19 patients were being hospitalized. The previous record was set in January.

Tennessee set another hospitalization record Thursday

As of Thursday morning, the state reported just under 42% of Tennesseans were fully vaccinated.