Williamson County saw 50 new cases for the overall COVID-19 count Tuesday. 

The overall count is at 6,163 for the county since the pandemic began, with 637 of those cases active. 

5,479 people have either recovered or had their cases declared inactive, and 47 people have died. 77,307 negative tests have been conducted thus far. 

The Tennessee Department of Health has reported a total of 218,829 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 1,146 cases since Monday on 13,694 new test results — a 7.8 percent positivity rate. 

Of the total number of cases, 9,309 people have been hospitalized and 2,797 have died — up 62 and 23, respectively, from the numbers 24 hours earlier. More than 3.2 million tests have now been administered in the state.

Across the state, Black and senior residents are dying at disproportionate rates versus the rest of the population. Blacks make up 27 percent of the state’s overall death toll despite being only 17 percent of the population. In addition, nearly 94 percent of all deaths have come from adults aged 50 and older. 

Infections in long-term care facilities have increased 51 percent in the last month, with more than 5,452 residents infected with the virus and 791 deaths. That demographic accounts for more than one-fourth of all deaths in the state.

The number of active cases in Tennessee has risen 34 percent from the number two weeks ago, with the state reporting 19,092 people currently infected with COVID-19.

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state has risen more than 30 percent in the past two weeks, largely driven by the virus infecting older, more rural residents. The department of health reports nearly 1,068 people are currently being treated at 108 hospitals; they make up nearly 9 percent of total hospitalizations in the state. 

In terms of capacity, the state reports that 19 percent of inpatient beds and 18 percent of ICU beds remain available. Nearly 70 percent of the state's ventilator supply — which was low in March until officials acquired about 1,000 more — is still available. 

This post originally appeared in our partner publication, the Nashville Post

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