COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Tennessee, a decline of 90% since the peak in 2022
COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Tennessee, a decline of 90% since the peak in 2022

COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Tennessee, a decline of 90% since the peak in 2022

New coronavirus cases fell 47% in Tennessee over the past week as the spread of the virus and the omicron variant continues to slow across the state.

The state had an average of about 1,666 new infections a day during the seven days ending Feb. 26, according to data released by the Tennessee Department of Health.

Last week, the state averaged around 3,158 new cases per day. At its peak in 2022, Tennessee had an average of 16,509 new COVID-19 cases a day.

Infections are also falling in Nashville. The city confirmed an average of 119 new cases a day over the seven days ending Feb. 26. This is a decrease of 36% in new cases compared to the previous week.

Earlier this year, Nashville averaged over 1,700 new cases a day. The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Nashville has averaged about 10% over the past week.

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