As COVID cases spike faster than ever before, hospitalizations are also surging, surpassing 2,000 statewide on Tuesday. But one of Tennessee’s largest hospitals says the patient counts may be a little misleading due to a rising number of “incidental” cases.
It’s a short list of pop-up and drive-thru testing centers for the weekend, but a worthwhile one to look over if you’re coming back from holidays away or planning to head out for New Year’s Eve.
Health experts are warning that people should remain careful during the Omicron variant surge.
A Nashville resident who recently returned from South Africa has been confirmed as the city’s first confirmed patient with the COVID Omicron variant. The Metro Public Health Department says the patient was vaccinated and boosted, and experienced mild symptoms.
A review of Nashville’s pandemic response gives the city high marks for how it handled COVID-19, but it finds room to improve coordination with the rest of the state.
Several dozen Tennessee companies and institutions that were requiring employee vaccinations will no longer be allowed to enforce such rules. The change was announced Wednesday by the state comptroller and comes in response to a pair of federal court rulings the day before.