Tennessee has seen a 12 percent increase in COVID cases despite national reports showing some dipping in daily case counts including in the Mid-South.
Tennessee is averaging more than 6,800 cases a day. That’s about 100 cases for every 100,000 people, which is the highest ratio of all 50 states.
Hospitalizations have seen some leveling off but deaths from COVID-19 went up over the last two weeks.
Another 5,168 new COVID-19 cases were reported yesterday (Monday) and 11 deaths.
Just over 43 percent of Tennesseans are fully vaccinated with almost 50% of Knox County residents fully vaccinated.