WPLN News uses Tennessee Department of Health data to track the spread of the coronavirus in Tennessee. These charts are updated weekly — and sometimes more often — to show trends in cases, hospitalizations and fatalities, as well as the age breakdown of cases and deaths.
This interactive timeline traces the pivotal moments preceding and following the blast that shook downtown Nashville on Christmas morning.
Tennessee ended 2020 with more COVID deaths than some of the worst early predictions. And those same models now show fatalities in the state could double by April 1.
The state has reported more than 20,000 new COVID cases, in just the past couple of days. More than 1 in 5 tests are now coming back positive.
Tennessee just reached its highest single-day count of new COVID cases — with nearly 6,000 reported Monday. That’s after health officials reported more than 8,000 new cases over the weekend as the pandemic escalates nationwide.
Schools across Middle Tennessee are in the process of reopening. Many districts are reassessing their plans regularly based on active cases of the coronavirus in their area.
Editor’s Note: WPLN News has discontinued this mapping effort as of Sept. 14. After delays, the state of Tennessee is now publishing its own statewide database of school-based cases here.
Tennessee is now one of 18 states designated as “in the red zone” for coronavirus cases. That’s according to a new document prepared for the White House Coronavirus Task Force and obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.
Tennessee is experiencing its deadliest period yet during the COVID-19 pandemic, averaging 11 deaths per day since the start of July.
Tennessee’s total cases of the coronavirus continue to rise — to more than 57,000 as of Friday. That means, in the last seven days, Tennessee has added 11,000 new cases, a number that took two months to reach at the start of the pandemic. Black, Latino and older Tennesseans are being hit especially hard by COVID-19.