In an effort to keep our readers, up to date with the latest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tenn., Fetch Your News will continually be updating this article with the most recent updates from the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH).
As of April 30, 2021, TDH reported 847,430 cases statewide, 9,793 deaths, and 822,733 recovered. The highest concentration is in Shelby with 94,752 cases, 1,610 deaths, and 91,375 recovered. TDH reported that 7,658,583 tests have been completed in the state.
Out of the positive cases around 2 percent have required hospitalization and 39 percent have recovered from home. Information about hospitalization status is gathered at the time of diagnosis, therefore this information may be incomplete. This number indicates the number of patients that were ever hospitalized during their illness, it does not indicate the number of patients currently hospitalized.
97 percent of cases have fully recovered from the virus. TDH defines “recovered” as people who (1) have been confirmed to be asymptomatic by their local or regional health department and have completed their required isolation period or (2)are at least 21 days beyond the first test confirming their illness.