Tennessee Coronavirus: Deaths continue to climb, rising by 20 to 1,206 on Friday


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Deaths continue to rise in Tennessee with 20 more reported on Friday to push the total to 1,206, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

That is a 1.69% increase from Thursday when the state reported a record 42 deaths. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington projects Tennessee is on track to have 2,093 deaths by Dec. 1. IHME’s numbers have tended to some of the more conservative among projections. It predicts 295,011 nationwide deaths from COVID-19 by Dec. 1.

The number of virus cases is 118,782 with 2,432 new cases, a 2.09% increase from Thursday.

There have been 5,190 hospitalizations and 79,357 recoveries. Some 1,660,337 tests have been administered in Tennessee.

7-Day Growth In Coronavirus Cases By County

Here are increases in cases by county in the Knoxville area since the first of the month (with the percentage increase since Aug. 1):

  • Anderson 85, up 14.6%
  • Blount 154, up 141.%
  • Grainger 30, up 18.%
  • Hamblen 164, up 13.6%
  • Jefferson 72, up 15%
  • Knox 559, up 14.5%
  • Loudon 75, up 11.7%
  • Roane 86, up 24.8%
  • Sevier 151, up 9%
  • Union 36, up 31.6%

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