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COVID Update 10/8

Metro Nashville

As of 9:30 today, the city reported 29,915 confirmed cases, an increase of 125 since yesterday. There are currently 1,131 active cases in Nashville, 28,501 inactive or recovered cases and 125 active hospitalizations. With 283 deaths, the city has a case fatality rate of 0.95%. In Davidson County, 414,319 tests have been administered with a positive rate of 7.2%.

On the trend lines, Nashville has slipped back to having 4 out of 8 in the green with the remaining metrics in the yellow (but with a question on ICU beds, see below). With a goal for transmission to be less than 1.01, the city's current transmission rate is 0.94, sliding back into the yellow after several weeks in the green. The 14-day case rate remains in the green with a flat or decreasing trend in new cases. Public health and testing capacity remain in the green, as they have throughout.

As of 9:30 am this morning, hospital floor bed capacity remained in the yellow with 15% availability. ICU beds also remained yellow but at 20% capacity, which is the goal (so we're not sure why this metric is tracking yellow). The goal for both hospital and ICU bed capacity is 20%

The New Cases per 100K Residents remains in the yellow this week. The goal of the seven-day rolling average is to be at 10 or below. Currently, Nashville sits at 15.5 on this metric. The goal for the 7-Day Positivity Rate is to see a figure at 10% or less. Currently, Nashville remains in the green with a rate of 3.6% as of 9:30 this morning.

More detailed data is available on the Metro Dashboard. Click here for details.

Nashville's mask mandate continues alongside loosened restrictions for gatherings and increased capacity numbers in restaurants and bars.

Tennessee State

This afternoon, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) confirmed 1,992 new cases of COVID-19 with the state total hitting 209,447 (an addition of 5,748 confirmed cases since Monday). There are currently 973 hospitalizations (down 2 from yesterday) and 2,705 deaths (up 63 in 24 hours) for a death rate of 1.29. More than 3 million tests have been administered statewide (up 27,016 since yesterday). The number of inactive/recovered cases statewide is 189,990.

This week has seen an uptick in hospitalizations, recording the highest numbers in over a month. Of note, though, ICU and ventilated patients have remained fairly constant throughout. As of yesterday, there were 973 Tennesseans hospitalized with 283 in the ICU and 142 ventilated. On Sept. 20, a recent low spot for hospitalizations, there were 757 Tennesseans in the hospital, 269 in the ICU and 132 ventilated.


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