Mayor John Cooper

The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 866,670 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 62 cases on Thursday from 8,592 new test results — a 1.3 percent positivity rate.

Of the total number of cases, 12,543 people have died — with four deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

The number of active cases has fallen 13 percent in the past two weeks, with state health officials reporting that 1,766 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 28 percent in two weeks, with 231 people now being treated for illness caused by the virus. In terms of capacity, the state reports that 13 percent of inpatient beds and 13 percent of ICU beds remain available. Nearly 79 percent of the state's ventilator supply is still available.

So far, 2,488,004 Tennessee residents have been fully immunized against COVID, which amounts to 36.4 percent of the state's total population of about 6,830,000. More than 66,000 vaccine doses were administered during the past week, with demand waning quickly from its 350,000-doses-a-week peak. 

A total of 5,207,926 doses have been administered across the state.