- Advertisement -
Home News Local News Tennessee reports fourth straight day of heightened coronavirus hospitalizations

Tennessee reports fourth straight day of heightened coronavirus hospitalizations

The TN Dept. of Health on Saturday reported 66 new coronavirus hospitalizations — the second day in a row that more than 60 hospitalizations have been reported in the state, and the fourth day overall of increased hospitalizations.

While Tennessee’s Covid-19 hospitalizations have traditionally averaged around two dozen each day, there have been an average of 57 hospitalizations per day for four consecutive days.

The new data in the Volunteer State comes as coronavirus skeptics have argued that hospitalizations are in decline nationwide. However, that clearly is not the case in Tennessee; of the 2,564 people who have been hospitalized with coronavirus in Tennessee since the pandemic began, about 1 in 5 have entered the hospital in the past two weeks.

However, the rate of hospitalizations appears to be in decline in Tennessee, meaning the rise in hospitalizations isn’t as fast as the state’s rise in new cases of the virus. Since June 1, the number of people hospitalized in Tennessee has been about 4.8% of the total new coronavirus cases. That’s less than the 6.8% of coronavirus patients who have required hospitalization since the outbreak began.

- Advertisement -

It should be noted that there is a slight lag time between Covid-19 diagnoses and hospitalizations.

Tennessee’s number of new coronavirus cases continues to rapidly climb. The Dept. of Health reported 728 new cases on Saturday, and more than 11% of the tests returned Saturday were positive, as the state’s rate of positive tests continues to increase. With only 406 new recoveries reported Saturday, the number of active coronavirus cases in the state climbed to 13,429 — the highest number thus far. On June 1, there were just over 7,600 active cases in Tennessee. That number has nearly doubled during the course of the month. Over the past two weeks, Tennessee has averaged almost 710 new cases each day. The total number of coronavirus cases in the Volunteer State surpassed 40,000 on Saturday. It was half that on May 24.

Scott County remains at 14 total cases of coronavirus, just one of which is active. That case was diagnosed nine days ago. A total of 1,149 people have been tested for coronavirus in Scott County, with just 1.2% of those tests returning positive.

There are 40 active cases in Scott and neighboring counties, with 26 of those in Anderson County. There are four active cases in Campbell County, four in Fentress County, three in Morgan County and two in Pickett County.

The state Dept. of Health reports 220 active cases in Knox County. The Knox County Health Department. The number of hospitalizations is rapidly increasing in Knoxville. There are currently 18 people hospitalized with coronavirus there. Six of those patients entered the hospital in the past 24 hours.

Independent Herald
Contact the Independent Herald at newsroom@ihoneida.com. Follow us on Twitter, @indherald.
- Advertisement -

Join our mailing list

We will not sell or spam your email address.

- Advertisement -

Stay Connected

10,239FansLike
1,280FollowersFollow
1,692FollowersFollow

The Latest

Obituary: David Foster, 41

David Dewayne Foster departed this life on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida. He was 41. Life: Born July...

Obituary: Dorothy Hall-Norris, 86

Straight Fork Dorothy Valentine Hall Norris, of the Straight Fork community, departed this life on Friday, July 23, 2021 at her home in Huntsville. She...

As another surge of covid takes hold in Tennessee, the deaths are skewing younger

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Tennessee is in the early stages of yet another covid surge. Whether that surge will ultimately spread to Scott...

Yager highlights commitments to mental health, volunteer firemen and broadband expansion

In a visit to Scott County on Thursday, State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, applauded the state’s commitments to mental health, broadband expansion and volunteer...
- Advertisement -

Related Stories

As another surge of covid takes hold in Tennessee, the deaths are skewing younger

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Tennessee is in the early stages of yet another covid surge. Whether that surge will ultimately spread to Scott...

Yager highlights commitments to mental health, volunteer firemen and broadband expansion

In a visit to Scott County on Thursday, State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, applauded the state’s commitments to mental health, broadband expansion and volunteer...

Yager touts criminal justice reform that will get non-violent prisoners out of jail quicker, help prevent them from going back

Tennessee’s criminal justice program is getting an overhaul that’s intended to lessen the burden on the state’s prisons, and help prevent non-violent offenders from...

Scott County’s unemployment rate jumps to 6.4%

Scott County’s unemployment rate jumped considerably in June, to 6.4%, up 1.2 percentage points from the previous month. According to new numbers released Thursday by...

Covid increase isn’t yet being seen in Scott County, but Tennessee’s numbers are accelerating rapidly

Amid a much-publicized increase of coronavirus cases across the U.S., new cases of the virus are once again beginning to climb in Tennessee. But...
- Advertisement -