NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Nashville has doubled since the first of the month, Dr. Alex Jahangir, chairman of Metro’s COVID Task Force, said in a social media post on Wednesday.

Jahangir said there are currently 990 active cases in Davidson County on Wednesday. On July 1, Nashville had 444 cases. A year ago, there were 5,638 active cases in Davidson County.

“We’ve come a long way since then; we can’t go back again,” Jahangir said in the post. “We owe it to those who lost their lives and their loved ones.”

Davidson County isn’t the only area in Tennessee reporting a large increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.

The Hamilton County Health Department in Chattanooga said it is monitoring the steady increase in cases in the last four weeks. In the last four weeks, Hamilton County has seen a 218% jump in new COVID-19 cases. More than half of the new cases occurred in people under the age of 30. Hospitalization rates also increased 200% in Hamilton County the past 14 days. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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