New coronavirus cases fell 37% in Tennessee over the past week as the spread of the virus continues to slow across the state.
The state had an average of about 3,158 new infections a day during the seven days ending Feb. 19, according to data released by the Tennessee Department of Health.
Last week, the state was on average almost 5,000 new cases a dayand the week before the amount was over 10,000.
Infections are falling even faster in Nashville, where the city confirmed an average of 185 new cases a day during the seven days ending Feb. 19. This is a decrease of 48% in new cases compared to the previous week.
Over the past week, Tennessee’s positivity has been around 18%, which is a sharp drop from two weeks ago, when the positivity rate was around 32%.
A total of 23,981 people have died from COVID-19 in Tennessee.
Adam Friedman is The Tennessee state government and political reporter. Reach him by email at [email protected]
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