Tennesseans have proven to be among the least willing to wear masks in public, according to newly released state-by-state data. So more public officials are pleading with residents to mask up, as a last hope to stop the resurgence of COVID-19.
A 30-year-old charity clinic in Nashville opened its first satellite location on Tuesday. And it just so happens to be in one of the zip codes hardest hit by COVID-19.
Cities around the country are beginning to mandate masks, but Nashville’s top officials are satisfied with simply recommending facial coverings.
A fast-tracked clinical trial exploring the potential benefits of hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19 has concluded as abruptly as it began.
Another nursing home owned by New Jersey-based CareRite Centers is disclosing an outbreak at a facility in Tennessee. The state department of health says at Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in South Nashville, eight patients have died. In total, 55 residents have tested positive along with 11 staffers, according to the state’s latest figures.
On Friday, Tennessee’s Department of Health announced the largest one-day increase in coronavirus cases since it started tracking them, confirming 1,188 new cases. The previous high, on May 1, was largely attributable to an outbreak at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center.
Nashville plans to move into phase 3 of reopening, despite a rising 14-day average of new cases in Davidson County.
The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, along with more than a dozen other community groups, are calling on Gov. Bill Lee and local government officials to establish a plan to address COVID-19 disparities in the state’s Latino community.
The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Tennessee is at an all-time high, up 30% this month to around 400 people as of this week. But a new analysis from epidemiologists at Vanderbilt University explains why hospitalizations are growing more slowly than once feared: a disproportionately high number of cases among young people.
Visitation resumes today in Tennessee nursing homes, but on a very limited basis. In several counties, including Davidson and Rutherford, the spread of coronavirus remains above the allowable threshold (see interactive map here).