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The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 864,945 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 362 cases on Thursday from 10,921 new test results — a 2.2 percent positivity rate.

Of the total number of cases, 12,496 people have died — with two deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

The number of active cases has fallen 43 percent in the past two weeks, with state health officials reporting that 2,594 individuals are currently infected with the coronavirus. That's the lowest level since April 2020.

The number of patients hospitalized within the state has fallen 34 percent in two weeks, with 325 people now being treated for illness caused by the virus. In terms of capacity, the state reports that 14 percent of inpatient beds and 15 percent of ICU beds remain available. Nearly 79 percent of the state's ventilator supply is still available.

So far, 2,366,496 Tennessee residents have been fully immunized against COVID, which amounts to 34.7 percent of the state's total population of about 6,830,000. More than 97,000 vaccine doses were administered during the past week, with demand waning quickly from its 350,000-doses-a-week peak. 

A total of 5,002,634 doses have been administered across the state.

The Metro Public Health Department reported eight new COVID cases on Thursday. In total, 99,471 cases of COVID have been identified in Davidson County residents since the start of the pandemic. A little more than 500 of those are active infections. Of the total number of cases, 927 people have died.

Nashville has fully immunized 42.4 percent of its total population and administered more than 610,000 doses thus far. The Davidson County population is an estimated 695,000.

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