223,493 COVID-19 cases confirmed in TN, 2,871 deaths, 1,140 hospitalizations

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed a total of 223,493 cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday, October 16. In addition, 2,871 people have died and 1,140 are currently hospitalized. Another 201,831 have either recovered or are inactive.

The Tennessee Department of Health also released the number of probable cases on Friday. The report shows 10,811 probable cases of COVID-19 and an additional 133 COVID-19-probable deaths.

The Tennessee Department of Health said Friday that the state’s reporting system had technical issues Thursday, which will result in lower testing numbers Friday. They are advising residents to expect higher numbers over the next few days as backlogged positive cases are added.

Oct. 16

The report shows the following case count by county:

  • Anderson County – 1,498
  • Bedford County – 1,551
  • Benton County – 374
  • Bledsoe County – 905
  • Blount County – 3,001
  • Bradley County – 3,312
  • Campbell County – 796
  • Cannon County – 366
  • Carroll County – 1,071
  • Carter County — 1,366
  • Cheatham County – 929
  • Chester County – 703
  • Claiborne County – 488
  • Clay County – 351
  • Cocke County – 884
  • Coffee County – 1,669
  • Crockett County — 716
  • Cumberland County – 1,449
  • Davidson County – 28,933
  • Decatur County – 607
  • DeKalb County – 654
  • Dickson County – 1,499
  • Dyer County – 1,881
  • Fayette County – 1,456
  • Fentress County – 813
  • Franklin County – 1,173
  • Gibson County – 2,002
  • Giles County – 855
  • Grainger County – 509
  • Greene County – 1,444
  • Grundy County – 488
  • Hamblen County – 2,281
  • Hamilton County – 10,834
  • Hancock County – 112
  • Hardeman County —  1,739
  • Hardin County – 1,247
  • Hawkins County – 1,043
  • Haywood County — 1,173
  • Henderson County — 1,338
  • Henry County — 707
  • Hickman County – 714
  • Houston County – 375
  • Humphreys County – 385
  • Jackson County – 406
  • Jefferson County – 1,407
  • Johnson County – 1,060
  • Knox County – 11,441
  • Lake County – 955
  • Lauderdale County – 1,240
  • Lawrence County – 1,376
  • Lewis County — 304
  • Lincoln County – 770
  • Loudon County – 1,507
  • Macon County – 1,234
  • Madison County – 3,495
  • Marion County – 654
  • Marshall County – 992
  • Maury County – 2,885
  • McMinn County – 1,413
  • McNairy County — 1,059
  • Meigs County – 277
  • Monroe County – 1,274
  • Montgomery County – 3,691
  • Moore County — 230
  • Morgan County — 393
  • Obion County — 1,583
  • Overton County – 1,058
  • Perry County – 176
  • Pickett County — 221
  • Polk County – 451
  • Putnam County – 3,948
  • Rhea County – 1,003
  • Roane County – 1,130
  • Robertson County – 2,426
  • Rutherford County – 10,654
  • Scott County – 300
  • Sequatchie County – 306
  • Sevier County – 3,054
  • Shelby County – 33,507
  • Smith County – 908
  • Stewart County — 299
  • Sullivan County – 2,943
  • Sumner County – 5,442
  • Tipton County – 2,128
  • Trousdale County – 1,717
  • Unicoi County – 330
  • Union County — 476
  • Van Buren County – 186
  • Warren County – 1,283
  • Washington County – 2,874
  • Wayne County – 1,548
  • Weakley County — 1,404
  • White County – 1,032
  • Williamson County – 6,294
  • Wilson County – 4,184
  • Out of state – 3,440
  • Pending – 3,434

The Tennessee Department of Health has also released statistics for patients by race, ethnicity, gender, and clusters.

Oct. 16 Race

Race:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native – 284
  • Asian – 1,985
  • Black or African-American – 38,757
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander – 168
  • Other/Multiracial – 25,479
  • White – 126,119
  • Pending – 30,701

Oct. 16 Ethnicity

Ethnicity:

  • Not Hispanic/Latino – 151,007
  • Hispanic – 26,442
  • Pending – 46,044

Oct. 16 Gender

Gender:

  • Female – 114,879
  • Male – 106,752
  • Pending – 1,862

Oct. 16 Clusters

Clusters:

  • Number of facilities with more than one case (resident or staff) in the past 28 days – 249
  • Total number of COVID-positive residents – 3,459
  • Total number of resident deaths – 432
  • Total number of COVID-positive staff – 3,040

For more information on COVID-19, go to the CDC website, the Tennessee Department of Health website or call (877) 857-2945.

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