COVID-19 in Tennessee


Kameron Lamprecht, Journalist

Tennessee is averaged with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world. The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases and deaths related to COVID-19 across the state for Sunday, January 3rd.

The health department reported 4,165 new cases, bringing the state to 608,297 total cases. Of those cases, 531,535 are confirmed and 76,762 are probable. TDH also confirmed 55 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 7,025 total deaths. Out of the confirmed positive cases, 526,966 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 3,877 in the last 24 hours.

There are 3,176 people currently hospitalized in the state. Tennessee has processed 5,658,641 tests. The latest update added 15,364 tests to the state’s total. Tennessee ended 2020 with new record-high COVID numbers for the month of December. November and December alone account for 56% of Tennessee’s total COVID-19 cases  and 51% of the state’s total virus deaths  during the pandemic in 2020.