COVID-19

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.

 

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