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The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 1,203,930 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 3,974 cases on Thursday from 21,186 new test results — a 13.4 percent positivity rate.

Of the total number of cases, 14,740 people have died — with 63 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

The number of active cases in Tennessee has decreased 23 percent in the past two weeks, with state health officials reporting that 58,419 individuals are currently infected with the coronavirus. 

The number of patients hospitalized within the state has fallen 23 percent in two weeks, with 2,968 people now being treated for illness caused by the virus.

In terms of capacity, the state reports that 11 percent of inpatient beds and 7 percent of ICU beds remain available. Nearly 61 percent of the state's ventilator supply is still available. But a major issue hospitals continue to face is low staffing, officials said. 

So far, 3,033,908 Tennessee residents have been fully immunized against COVID, which amounts to 44.4 percent of the state's total population of about 6,910,000. More than 1000,000 vaccine doses were administered during the past week, declining slightly from the figure of last week.

A total of 6,631,518 doses have been administered across the state.

Nashville has fully immunized 53.7 percent of its total population and administered more than 787,000 doses thus far. The Davidson County population is an estimated 715,000.