Tennessee reported more than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past three days—an average of more than 1,000 new cases per day—and the number of cases has passed 100 in Anderson County.
There are now about 15,300 active cases in Tennessee and 32 active cases in Anderson County.
The Tennessee Department of Health did not report COVID-19 data on Sunday because of an unplanned shutdown of the state system. But the two-day numbers released Monday showed an average of more than 1,000 new cases per day for Sunday and Monday.
The state reported an additional 1,212 new cases on Tuesday. That is the second-highest new daily total reported since the first case was diagnosed in the state on Wednesday, March 4.
The highest daily total in Tennessee, 1,410, was reported just four days ago, on Friday.
The Baker Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee said the seven-day average for new cases in the state has reached a new all-time high every day since June 24.
Hospitalizations are also at an all-time high. There have been an average of 47 new hospitalizations each day, the Baker Center said.[Read more…]