NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed further cases of COVID-19 across the state on Saturday, July 4.
The Health Department reported 1,428 new cases, giving the state 50,140 total cases, an increase of 3% day to day since Friday. Of the total cases, 49,768 are confirmed and 372 are likely.
Over the past seven days, Tennessee has reported an average of 1,424 new cases each day. The new case is based on data reported over the past week, including the two-day total expenditure released on Monday after the state health department decided not to issue data on June 28, due to an unplanned shutdown of the state surveillance system.
TDH also confirmed another 4 deaths, giving Tennessee up to 637 total deaths.
Of the confirmed positive cases, 30,043 have recovered, an increase of 452 recoveries. The latest number of hospital admissions increased by 35 to 2,860. A note on the department̵
Of the 50,140 cases, 26,209 are men (52%), 22,980 are women (46%) and 951 are ongoing (2%).
Tennessee has conducted 878,230 tests across the state with 828,230 negative cases. The percentage of positive cases remained about 5.7%. Saturday’s update added another 16,109 tests to the state total.
Earlier Saturday, Metro Public Health Department officials reported 11,441 cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County. In its update on Saturday morning, the Shelby County Health Department reported 11,424 cases of COVID-19 in the county.
On Thursday, Mayor John Cooper announced that Nashville will move back to a modified version of phase two of the city’s road to reopening plan.
According to the new order, the bars must remain closed for at least 14 days. Restaurants, gyms and companies with high touch may open with 50% capacity, retailers with 75% capacity and gatherings must be limited to 25 people.
Basketball plans, dog parks, splashbacks, skate parks and sporting leagues will remain open in phase two.
The Nashville fireworks in downtown downtown for the Fourth of July were interrupted by the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation.
On Monday, Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order to extend the emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic to August 29, 2020.
On Wednesday, Gov. Lee four counties with the largest increase in cases over the past week. One county Lee mentioned is Rutherford County, where the fall is up nearly 20%. Other counties with the highest increase are Macon, Sevier and Bradley counties.
The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut conduct a 14-day quarantine trip for anyone traveling to or returning from states with increasing COVID-19. Tennessee is on the list of states that meet the criteria.
The Tennessee Department of Health updates the format
On June 12, the Tennessee Department of Health announced changes to its format to share COVID-19 data. The department’s total number of cases and total deaths now include both laboratory confirmed cases and probable cases as defined in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Monitoring. – Read more about the changes here.
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(This reflects what TDH reports every day at 2pm for all counties other than Davidson. Information for Davidson comes from the Metro Public Health Department.)