Tennessee COVID-19 cases rise more than 30%, CDC says
Alabama is the only state in the U.S. with a substantial change in the past week, according to the CDC.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - The Centers for Disease Control reports Tennessee, through Aug. 26, has seen a more than 30% increase in COVID-19 cases diagnosed at emergency department (ED) visits.
This has the Volunteer State marked as moderate in terms of the percentage of ED visits with diagnosed COVID-19 along with Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Florida.
Alabama is the only state in the U.S. with a substantial change in the past week, according to the CDC. Tennessee has 3.1% of ED visits diagnosed as COVID-19.
The Tennessee Department of Health reports the state has seen an increase of 7,652 new cases from Aug. 19-26.
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