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The Tennessee Department of Health on Wednesday reported three cases of COVID-19 in Anderson County; a total of 53 hospitalizations so far, although some patients could have been discharged; and three deaths in Tennessee from the contagious respiratory illness.
The total number of confirmed cases in Tennessee climbed to 784 on Wednesday. That was up from 667 on Tuesday and 615 on Monday. The total number of confirmed cases had increased eight times from 98 one week earlier, on Wednesday, March 18.
The state total may not reflect what is being reported in cities and counties and can be lower because there can be a lag between what is being reported to city and county health departments and what is reported by the state.
At least some of the increase in the state’s numbers has been attributed to more testing. But it’s not clear how much of the increase in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing.
There have been 11,796 COVID-19 tests at the state’s public health laboratory and private and commercial labs, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. About 93 percent of tests have been negative.
The largest number of COVID-19 cases is still among people who are 21 to 30 years old. They accounted for 224 cases as of Wednesday, March 26, or about 29 percent.
The next largest number of cases is among people who are 31 to 40 years old. They accounted for 144 cases, or about 18 percent of the total.
The two age groups together, 21 to 40 years old, accounted for 368 cases, which is about 47 percent of the total.
The largest number of cases is in Davidson County, which includes Nashville in Middle Tennessee. There are 188 cases there, or about 24 percent of the state’s total.
There are 102 cases in two other Nashville-area counties: 66 in Williamson County south of Nashville and 36 in Sumner County northeast of the city.
Together, the three Nashville-area counties have 290 cases, or about 37 percent of the state’s total.
Shelby County, which includes Memphis in West Tennessee, has 117 cases, or about 15 percent of the state’s total.
Knox County, which includes Knoxville in East Tennessee, now has 20 cases.
Hamilton County, which includes Chattanooga in southeast Tennessee, now has 15 cases.
Here is the county-by-county breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Tennessee as of Wednesday, March 25, 2020:
- Patients who are not Tennessee residents—100
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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