Cases of coronavirus in Tennessee rise by more than 700 in the last 24 hours; tests reported lower than previous days, TDH data shows

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Tennessee. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Tennessee. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Tennessee. (Community Impact staff)

Cases of the coronavirus in Tennessee have risen to 52,155 as of July 6, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

This marks an increase of 724 new cases reported since the department's last update July 5.

The daily totals also include 653 cumulative deaths, 2,897 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 31,020 recoveries to date.

Over the weekend, cases rose by nearly 2,800 on July 4-5, according to TDH data.

In Davidson County, there have been at least 11,205 reported cases. Williamson County has reported 1,340 cases.



Overall, more than 904,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted, according to the TDH update, including more than 8,000 reported in the last 24 hours.

The number of tests reported in the last 24 hours is lower than in previous days. In the past week, between 15,000 and 28,000 tests were reported daily, compared with 8,441 reported on July 6. All local health departments were closed July 3 in observance of Independence Day.



By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.