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 January 26, 2020, TDH reported 712,406 cases statewide, 7,571 deaths, and 662,533 recovered. The highest concentration is in Shelby with 79,215 cases, 1,211 deaths, and 73,770 recovered. TDH reported that 6,207,152 tests have been completed in the state.
Out of the positive cases around 2 percent have required hospitalization and 34 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.
93 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.