COVID in Tennessee: 721 cases, 15 deaths reported April 20

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health released its COVID-19 update for Tuesday, April 20.

Cases

The department reported 721 new cases, putting the state at 836,563 total cases, with 692,636 confirmed and 143,927 probable. There are currently 13,275 active COVID-19 cases in the state.

Deaths

TDH confirmed 15 additional deaths, bringing the state up to 12,096 total deaths.

Inactive/Recovered

Out of the total positive cases, 811,192 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 1,419 in the last 24 hours.

Hospitalizations

Earlier in the day, the state reported 874 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19.

  • Floor Bed Availability: There are 1,703 (15%) available floor beds in the state, down 9% since the previous day’s report.
  • ICU Bed Availability: There are 232 (11%) available ICU beds in the state, down 16% since the previous day’s report

Testing

Tennessee has processed 7,509,026 tests with 6,672,463 negative results. The percentage of positive cases remains around 11.1%. Tuesday’s update added 11,215 tests to the state’s total with 5.97% percent-positive cases.

Vaccine Tracker

TDH’s vaccine dashboard shows over 3.6 million vaccinations have been given out so far in Tennessee. The dashboard also shows 32.9% of the state has received at least one dose with 21.6% of people fully vaccinated.

The Metro Public Health Department now offers the Pfizer vaccine to first 500 walk-ins without appointments each day at Music City Center.

Metro health leaders are working toward a goal of at least 50% of the Davidson County population receiving the initial dose by May 1. Currently, an estimated 35% of the population in Nashville has received at least one dose.

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