A report out Friday from Vanderbilt University researchers shows Tennesseans’ travel activity dropped steeply after the state’s first coronavirus case was detected, even before a statewide stay-at-home order was issued.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate is the worst it’s been in a generation, and reflects the most sudden loss of jobs on record, state officials say. The April unemployment rate was 14.7%, which matches the national figure.
Nashville’s top health officials say this week will be “super critical” in determining how quickly the city continues to reopen. And they’re watching three key stats.
Over the last two months, the Tennessee Department of Health has counted more than 14,000 cases, including 237 deaths as of May 7.
“Herd immunity” has been a hot topic during the pandemic. The idea is that if enough people are exposed and form immunity to the coronavirus, that the immune “herd” forms a sort of barrier between the virus and the vulnerable. But to reach that level in Tennessee, a report by Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine […]
A new study places Tennessee among just nine states that are doing sufficient testing for the coronavirus.
Over eight weeks, the coronavirus has been confirmed in all but two Tennessee counties. Only rural Hancock and Pickett counties are yet to report a case to the state.
Six weeks after Tennessee reported its first case of COVID-19, more than 5,600 people have tested positive. And in recent weeks, the virus has seeped into nursing homes, jails and prisons, where social distancing is difficult.
Nashville-based health experts shared new localized outbreak projections Thursday morning and said social distancing appears to be reducing the spread of the coronavirus.
To provide context to the numbers and trends, WPLN News has created three interactive infographics. These visuals will update regularly.