NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Tuesday, May 5.
The state’s total cases jumped to 13,624 after the addition of 122 new cases, a 1% day-to-day increase.
TDH now includes “Probable Cases” on its website. Tuesday’s update included 66 probable cases of COVID-19. The state’s total cases number, which includes confirmed and probable cases, is 13,690.
The state health department also reported seven additional death to bring the total up to 226.
Out of the confirmed positive cases, 6,356 have recovered.
The latest number of hospitalizations is 1,156. A note on the department’s website states this total is an indication of the number of patients that were ever hospitalized during their illness and not an indication of the number of patients currently hospitalized.
Of the 13,624 cases, 7,138 are male (52%), 5,751 are female (42%), and 801 are pending (6%).
Tennessee has conducted 218,796 tests across the state with 205,172 negative cases. The percentage for positive cases dropped .2% to 6.2%. Tuesday’s update added an additional 7,353 tests to the state’s total.
Counties reporting different case totals
Metro Public Health Department officials reported 3,322 cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County on Tuesday morning, a difference of 289 cases. Metro also reported 32 deaths while the state lists 30. Over the last few days, TDH has reported higher death totals for Davidson than what Metro released until today.
In its Tuesday morning update, the Shelby County Health Department reported 2,922 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 21 cases higher than the state’s report. TDH lists Shelby at 60 deaths though, while SCHD reports 57 deaths.
COVID-19 in Tennessee
(This reflects what the TDH reports each day. )
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