Metro Health Dept. reports 566 deaths, 95,646 cases of COVID-19 in Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — There are now 95,646 total cases of COVID-19 and an additional seven patients have died in Davidson County as of Wednesday, according to the Metro Public Health Department.

Davidson County has began phase 1a2 of vaccination efforts. Click here to pre-register.

Metro Public Health Department launched a new initiative to ensure no doses of COVID-19 vaccine are wasted by implementing a standby list for Davidson County residents. If you are interested in participating in the Standby List, you’re asked to email the health department at each day the standby list is operational.

The total number of confirmed and probable cases grew by 159 in the past 24 hours. There have been a total of 566 deaths in Davidson County.

There have been six new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours, two 68-year-old men, a 54-year-old man, a 75-year-old man, a 59-year-old woman and a 56-year-old woman, all with underlying health conditions.

A reported 77,877 individuals have recovered from the virus. Of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County, 4,774 are “active.”

The age range of patients is from one month old to 106 years old, 39,379 of which are men, 43,092 are women and the gender of 756 patients is unknown.

The health department reported available hospital beds in Nashville are at 13% and available ICU beds are at 8%.

The Tennessee Department of Health reported reported 1,979 new cases Tuesday, putting the state at 712,406 total cases. There are currently 40,711 active COVID-19 cases in the state.

Tennessee’s seven-day new cases average is currently 3,228 additional cases per day, while the 14-day new cases average is 3,681.

This month the department has reported 125,604 new cases so far. January currently ranks as second worst month for new cases in the state.

TDH confirmed 192 additional deaths, bringing the state up to 9,162 total deaths. Tennessee is averaging 87 deaths per day during the month of January.

Wednesday now stands as the highest single-day increase for deaths in Tennessee, surpassing the previous record of 177 set on Dec. 17. Four of the state’s five highest single-day increases have occurred in January.

  1. Jan. 26: 192 deaths
  2. Dec. 17: 177 deaths
  3. Jan. 12: 146 deaths
  4. Jan. 4: 143 deaths
  5. Jan. 13: 137 deaths

Tennessee has reported 2,255 deaths in January, so far. The first month of 2021 currently accounts for 25% of Tennessee’s total COVID-19 deaths.

Through the first 26 days of December 2020, the state’s deadliest month (2,305 deaths), Tennessee reported 1,841 deaths, 414 fewer deaths than what the state has added in January so far.

Out of the total positive cases, 662,533 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 5,502 in the last 24 hours.

The state reported 2,026 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19. ICU Bed availability is down slightly to 10% with 198 beds available, 31 fewer beds than the previous day. The number of total COVID hospitalizations now sits at 16,707.

Tennessee has processed 6,207,152 tests with 5,494,746 negative results. The percentage of positive cases remains around 11.5%. Tuesday’s update added 8,529 tests to the state’s total with 10.75% percent positive cases. The 8,529 additional tests is the lowest increase the state has reported since 5,448 tests reported on November 24.

Vaccine Tracker

TDH’s vaccine dashboard shows 505,267 vaccinations have been given out so far in Tennessee. The state reported 18,670 vaccinations for January 25.

Currently, 5.9% of the state has received at least one dose.

To see what the vaccine availability is in your county, click here.

While several states have not laid out a clear plan as to when people living with an intellectual and developmental disability will get the COVID-19 vaccine, Tennessee made it clear from the very beginning.

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