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.
WOW! An additional 160 #COVID19 patients admitted to Tennessee hospitals in just one day -- from 3,341 to 3,501 -- according to overnight numbers from @TNDeptofHealth. That is the largest one-day increase of the pandemic. 968 are in ICU, 677 on ventilators. pic.twitter.com/14jgbYcgz0
— Phil Williams (@NC5PhilWilliams) September 2, 2021
As of Thursday morning, the state reported just under 42% of Tennesseans were fully vaccinated.
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