COVID-19 in Tennessee: 4,074 new cases, 35 deaths reported on Nov. 23


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases and deaths related to COVID-19 across the state on Monday, November 23.

The department reported 4,074 new cases, putting the state at 344,550 total cases, a 1.2% day-to-day increase since Sunday. Of the total cases, 318,428 are confirmed and 26,122 are probable. There are currently 43,657 active cases, the highest number of active cases the state has had during the pandemic.

Tennessee’s seven-day new cases average decreased slightly to 3,666 additional cases per day, while the 14-day new cases average decreased to 4,056.

Of the 344,550 cases, 180,435 are female (52%), 161,522 are male (47%), and 2,593 are pending (1%).

TDH also confirmed 35 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 4,301 total deaths statewide.

Out of the total positive cases, 296,592 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 2,361 in the last 24 hours.

For the eighth day in a row, the state reported a new record-high number of current COVID hospitalizations. There are 2,091 people currently hospitalized in Tennessee. The number of total hospitalizations now sits at 11,628. 

Tennessee has processed 4,308,522 tests with 3,963,972 negative results. The percentage of positive cases remains around 8%. Monday’s update added 28,457 tests to the state’s total with 14.1% percent positive cases.

Last week Tennessee reported more new cases and deaths than any other week of the pandemic. The state reported 30,767 new cases and 334 additional deaths over the seven-day period.

November is now the deadliest month of the pandemic for Tennessee. Sunday’s new deaths push Tennessee over October’s record-high 899 deaths. As of Nov. 23, the state has reported 948 additional deaths in the month of November, averaging 41 deaths reported per day this month.

Last week the state surpassed the record for new cases in a month as well. TDH has reported 83,878 new cases this month so far.

All five of Tennessee’s record single-day increases have occurred in the last few weeks.

  • 1. Nov. 16: 7,951 new cases
  • 2. Nov. 9: 5,919 new cases
  • 3. Nov. 15: 5,817 new cases
  • 4. Nov. 7: 5,071 new cases
  • 5. Nov. 14: 4,662 new cases

Tennessee has also reported more recoveries/inactives in the month of November than any other month of the pandemic. The state has reported an increase of 64,705 recoveries this month, surpassing September’s record-high 62,468.

The latest report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force says the spread of COVID-19 in Tennessee over the last month “has become deeper and unyielding,” citing Halloween and “related activities” as contributors.

The information was included in a document, dated Nov. 15, obtained by ABC News. The report, which is provided to governors across the United States, suggests 47 states and the District of Columbia are in the “red zone” for coronavirus cases, including Tennessee.

COVID-19 in Nashville

Earlier Monday, Metro Public Health Department officials reported an increase of 400 COVID-19 cases in Davidson County, bringing the county’s total to 43,395.

Starting November 23, public and private gatherings in Nashville and Davidson County will be limited to a maximum of eight people to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper called it the “Rule of 8” and said the public health orders will be amended to restrict all gatherings to eight people, whether at a restaurant, in a backyard or elsewhere. The previous order allowed for a maximum of 25 people at public or private gatherings.

Metro Police announced officers issued 19 citations and made three arrests while enforcing the city’s mask mandate on Broadway over the weekend.

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