Additional COVID-19 data, including the infected gender, race and ethnicity released by state


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Tennessee Department of Health released gender, race and ethnicity data on Wednesday of those who have been infected with COVID-19.

This comes after TDH Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey said in a Tuesday media briefing that state epidemiologists had been looking at the data on an individual basis. Wednesday was the first time the data had been compiled in aggregate.

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The state shared the data along with the Wednesday case count update.

Across the state, females make up 51% of the positive COVID-19 cases and 46% are male. There are 87 cases pending verification according to the health department.

White, non-Hispanic or Latino patients are leading the state in case count numbers but there were still thousands of pending cases.

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