COVID in Tennessee: 1,497 cases, 9 deaths reported April 7


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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health released its COVID-19 update for Wednesday, April 7.


The department reported 1,497 new cases, putting the state at 819,505 total cases, with 679,207 confirmed and 140,298 probable. There are currently 12,813 active COVID-19 cases in the state.

Tennessee’s seven-day new cases average is currently 1,095 additional cases per day (+2% change since the previous day). The 14-day new cases average is 1,072 (+1% change since the previous day).


TDH confirmed nine additional deaths, bringing the state up to 11,976 total deaths.


Out of the total positive cases, 794,716 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 1,128 in the last 24 hours.


Earlier in the day, the state reported 849 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19.

  • Floor Bed Availability: There are 1,643 (14%) available floor beds in the state, down 15% from the previous day’s report.
  • ICU Bed Availability: There are 216 (11%) available ICU beds in the state, down 26% from the previous day’s report.


Tennessee has processed 7,312,280 tests with 6,492,775 negative results. The percentage of positive cases remains around 11.2%. Wednesday’s update added 17,977 tests to the state’s total with 5.82% percent-positive cases.

TDH’s vaccine dashboard shows nearly 3 million vaccinations have been given out so far in Tennessee, and 24% of the state has received at least one dose.

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.”

Starting Monday, April 12, the COVID-19 Community Assessment Center located at the former Kmart on Murfreesboro Road will begin offering vaccinations. The site located at 2491 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville TN 37217 will be closed Friday, April 9 to be reconfigured into a vaccination location by Metro Nashville Public Health and Meharry Medical College.

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