COVID in Tennessee: 986 cases, 38 deaths reported April 6


COVID-19 in Tennessee – Continuing Coverage (WKRN Graphics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health released its COVID-19 update for Tuesday, April 6.


The department reported 986 new cases, putting the state at 818,008 total cases, with 678,220 confirmed and 139,788 probable. There are currently 12,553 active COVID-19 cases in the state.

Tennessee’s seven-day new cases average is currently 1,068 additional cases per day (+2% change since the previous day). The 14-day new cases average is 1,065 (-3% change since the previous day).


TDH confirmed 38 additional deaths, bringing the state up to 11,967 total deaths.


Out of the total positive cases, 793,488 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 1,402 in the last 24 hours.


Earlier in the day, the state reported 853 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19.

  • Floor Bed Availability: There are 1,936 (17%) available floor beds in the state, down 11% from the previous day’s report.
  • ICU Bed Availability: There are 292 (14%) available ICU beds in the state, down 10% from the previous day’s report.


Tennessee has processed 7,294,303 tests with 6,476,295 negative results. The percentage of positive cases remains around 11.2%. Tuesday’s update added 8,633 tests to the state’s total with 8.57% percent-positive cases.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will support legislation to prohibit any government-mandated COVID-19 vaccine passports, he said Tuesday. In a statement, the governor said “I oppose vaccine passports” and added the vaccine “should be a personal health choice, not a government requirement.”

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