Fewer New Coronavirus Hospitalizations in Tennessee on Friday (30) Than on Thursday (63)

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Tennessee hospitals admitted far fewer new COVID-19 patients on Friday than they did on Thursday of this past week, according to The COVID Tracking Project’s website.

The COVID Tracking Project obtains, organizes, and publishes high-quality data required to understand and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, its website, said.

On Wednesday, Tennessee had 200 hospitalized patients with COVID-19. On Thursday hospitals in the state had an additional 63 patients. One day later, Friday, Tennessee hospitals admitted 30 more confirmed COVID-19 patients. On Saturday, Tennessee hospitals admitted 18 additional COVID-19 patients — for a final tally, on Saturday, of 311 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to The COVID Tracking Project.

As of Saturday’s updated numbers, COVID-19 had claimed the lives of 43 state residents. Exactly 3,321 Tennesseans tested positive for the virus, while 38,070 tested negative, according to The COVID Tracking Project.

On Saturday The Tennessee Star contacted Tennessee Department of Health officials and requested the total number of people in the state currently hospitalized in regular beds and ICU beds. We also asked for (1) the total number of Tennesseans with COVID-19 formerly hospitalized and released and (2) the total number of Tennesseans with COVID-19 hospitalized and deceased. TDH officials, however, did not return our messages before Saturday’s deadline.

According to the TDH’s website on Saturday night, Davidson County had 741 confirmed COVID-19 cases, meaning Davidson continued to have the state’s highest number.

TDH officials also reported the following number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the following counties as of Saturday:

• Shelby County: 689

• Sumner County: 301

• Williamson County: 239

• Rutherford County: 140

• Knox County: 99

As The Star reported Friday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee doubled between Sunday, March 29 and Friday, April 3.

On their website, members of The COVID Tracking Project said they will continue to work until official national sources take over and publish comprehensive testing and outcomes data. They said all of their information comes from public health authorities—or, occasionally, from news reports, official press conferences, or, occasionally, tweets or Facebook updates from state public health authorities or governors.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]







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  1. 83ragtop50

    Governor Lee will claim his Draconian actions are the reason while ignoring the fact that his actions are destroying the finances of individuals and the state. And, of course, there is no way to prove him wrong. What a deal!