Metro Health Dept. reports 310 new cases of COVID-19 in Nashville

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — There are now 39,411 total cases of COVID-19 according to the Metro Public Health Department.

Nashville is currently in Phase Three of the city’s reopening plan. Bars and restaurants are now allowed to have 100 patrons per floor with an additional 100 patrons at an outside location, including a patio or rooftop. All bars and restaurants must close at 11 p.m.

The total number of confirmed and probable cases grew by 310 in the past 24 hours. On Saturday, six confirmed deaths were reported along with one new probable death, bringing the total to 340 deaths in Davidson County.

A reported 36,050 individuals have recovered from the virus. Of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County, 3,021 are “active.”

The health department reported available hospital beds in Nashville are at 14% and available ICU beds are at 9%.

Tennessee has seen a spike in cases, deaths, and hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the last few weeks. The state reported record high deaths (899) and cases (64,533) in the month of October.

Due to climbing COVID-19 case counts across the state, Sumner Regional Medical Center has reached capacity. Hospital officials told News 2 it is diverting patients with the virus to other hospitals. Tennessee Hospital Association President and CEO Wendy Long said this is often not only because of a lack of ICU beds, but staffing as well.

The state health department’s COVID-19 school dashboard shows about a thousand students tested positive for the virus last week, in addition to the more than 700 the week before, and staff totaling about 800 in the last two weeks.

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(This reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST )

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