Note: This story was last updated at 9:30 a.m. March 29.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Tennessee increased to 1,203 on Friday, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.
That’s up from 957 on Thursday, a 23 percent increase.
It’s up more than five times from 228 the previous week (Friday, March 20).
There are now four cases confirmed in Anderson County. That’s up from three on Thursday. It’s not clear if the four cases include the two that have been publicly disclosed, one at the Anderson County Courthouse and one at Y-12 National Security Complex, because it’s not clear where those two patients live or were tested.
There have been six deaths in Tennessee due to COVID-19 and 103 hospitalizations, the Tennessee Department of Health said in its afternoon list published Friday.
Geographically, the largest number of cases is in Davidson County, which includes Nashville in Middle Tennessee. There are 216 cases there, or 18 percent of the total, the health department said.
Other Nashville-area counties that have a significant number of cases include Williamson County south of Nashville (91), Sumner County northeast of Nashville (58), Rutherford County southeast of Nashville (39), Robertson County north of Nashville (22), Wilson County east of Nashville (20), and Dickson County west of Nashville (9). The seven Nashville-area counties (including Davidson County) have a total of 455 cases, or about 38 percent of the state’s total.
Shelby County, which includes Memphis in West Tennessee, is quickly catching up to Davidson County, with 201 cases.
Demographically, the largest number of cases is in patients who are 21 to 30 years old. There are 314 cases, or 26 percent of the total, in that age group.
There are close to 200 cases each in the next three age groups: 31-40 years old (194 cases), 41-50 (196), and 51-60 (191). The four age groups, from 21 to 60 years old, account for about 74 percent of cases.
The number of cases in Knox County, which includes Knoxville in East Tennessee, has climbed to 31.
Besides Knox, the number of cases in other counties surrounding Anderson County include six in Loudon County, four in Campbell County, two in Scott County, and one in Roane County. No cases have been reported in two other adjacent counties: Morgan and Union.
The number of cases in Hamilton County, which includes Chattanooga in southeast Tennessee, has risen to 30.
There have been 16,091 COVID-19 tests in Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. Of those, 14,888 (about 93 percent) have been negative. Seven percent have been positive.
It’s not clear how many of the 103 patients who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 remain in a hospital.
Here are the county totals of COVID-19 in Tennessee as of Friday, March 27, 2020:
- Out of Tennessee—141