NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Tuesday, May 12.
The state originally reported 16,111 cases and 265 deaths, but soon after the initial update, tweeted that the death count had been reduced to 264 after it was determined a death reported in Hamilton County was not a Tennessee resident.
Soon after the decrease in the total death count, the department updated total confirmed cases, reducing the total by one case to 16,110.
The updated numbers for Tuesday include an addition of 566 new cases, a 4% day-to-day increase. The corrected data also adds 13 deaths.
Out of the confirmed positive cases, 8,336 have recovered, an increase of 298 recoveries.
The latest number of hospitalizations went up by 19 to 1,363. 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 16,111 cases, 8,644 are male (54%), 6,606 are female (41%), and 860 are pending (5%).
Tennessee has conducted 283,924 tests across the state with 267,813 negative cases. The percentage for positive cases remains at 5.7%. Tuesday’s update added an additional 10,647 tests to the state’s total.
Counties reporting different case totals
Metro Public Health Department officials reported 3,785 cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County on Tuesday morning.
In its Tuesday morning update, the Shelby County Health Department reported 3,421 cases of COVID-19 in the county.
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