In an effort to keep our readers, up to date with the latest number of cases confirmed in Tenn., Fetch Your News will continually be updating this article with the most recent updates from Tenn. Department of Health (TDH).
As of May 20, 2020, TDH reported 18,532 cases statewide, 309 deaths, and 11,783 recovered. The highest concentration is in Davidson with 4,174 cases and 46 deaths. TDH reported that 325,280 tests have been completed in the state.
Out of the positive cases around 9 percent have required hospitalization and 55 percent have recovered from home. Information about hospitalization status is gathered at the time of diagnosis, therefore this information may be incomplete. This number indicates the number of patients that were ever hospitalized during their illness, it does not indicate the number of patients currently hospitalized.
56 percent of cases have fully recovered from the virus. TDH defines “recovered” as people who (1) have been confirmed to be asymptomatic by their local or regional health department and have completed their required isolation period or (2)are at least 21 days beyond the first test confirming their illness.