TENNESSEE (WATE) — As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to climb and most Tennessee begins the fall and subsequent regular flu season, federal, state and local officials are issuing updated responses and directives on an almost daily basis.
Reports indicate the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 originated in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization had declared the global coronavirus crisis to be a pandemic. Previously, WHO had declared the coronavirus as a public health emergency on Jan. 30. The first case of the novel coronavirus in the US had been reported in mid-January in Washington state. COVID-19 has since spread into the United States. The first case in Tennessee was reported confirmed by state health officials in Williamson County on March 5.
Below is a timeline of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impacts in Tennessee and the East Tennessee region.
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Coming into the month of November, the Tennessee Department of Health reported 260,672 cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 31, including 3,353 deaths, 1,399 current hospitalizations and 231,887 inactive/recovered.
11/20: State reports 74 new deaths, 90% of ICE beds occupied statewide
11/19: State reports 80 new deaths & nearly 3,000 new COVID-19 cases
11/18: COVID-19 related deaths surpass 4,000 in TN
11/17: TDH reports 72 new COVID-19 related deaths
11/16: TDH reports 30 new COVID-19 related deaths
11/13: State surpasses 300K total cases of COVID-19 as death total continues to rise
11/12: State nears 300K total cases of COVID-19
11/11: COVID-19 deaths in Tennessee surpass 3,700
11/10: 81 new hospitalizations along with 62 new deaths in the state
11/9: Cases continue to climb as state reports nearly 6,000 new cases of COVID-19
11/8: No slow down in new cases as state reports 3,636 increase
11/7: State reports over 5,000 new COVID-19 cases along with over 2,700 recoveries
11/6: State reports over 273K COVID-19 cases and over 3,500 deaths
11/5: TDH reports 1,969 new COVID-19 cases
11/4: TDH reports 3,478 deaths related to COVID-19
11/3: Deaths rise by 75 along with 3,276 new recoveries
11/2: Tennessee reports over 3,000 new cases along with 26 new deaths
11/1: Tennessee begins November with more than 261K confirmed + probable COVID-19 cases
- The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 261,426 as of November 1, 2020 including 3,353 deaths, 1,296 current hospitalizations and 233,175 recovered. Percent positive for today is 6.71%.