NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health released its COVID-19 update for Monday, April 5.
The department reported 1,772 new cases, putting the state at 813,614 total cases, with 675,154 confirmed and 138,460 probable. There are currently 13,007 active COVID-19 cases in the state.
TDH confirmed seven additional deaths, bringing the state up to 11,929 total deaths.
Out of the total positive cases, 792,086 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 759 in the last 24 hours.
Earlier in the day, the state reported 810 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19.
- Floor Bed Availability: There are 2,165 (15%) available floor beds in the state.
- ICU Bed Availability: There are 324 (16%) available ICU beds in the state.
Tennessee has processed 7,285,670 tests with 6,468,648 negative results. The percentage of positive cases remains around 11.2%. Monday’s update added 8,357 tests to the state’s total with 5.13% percent-positive cases.
TDH’s vaccine dashboard shows nearly 2.9 million vaccinations have been given out so far in Tennessee, and just over 23% of the state has received at least one dose.
Publix Pharmacy is opening appointments at 23 locations in Tennessee for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Eligible people can use the company’s online reservation system to schedule their vaccine appointment.
The Metro Public Health Department is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for anyone 16 years old and older, the department reported last week. Anyone under 18 would be required to have signed approval from their parent or guardian.