New COVID-19 data show that infection rates are declining throughout Tennessee
New COVID-19 data show that infection rates are declining throughout Tennessee

New COVID-19 data show that infection rates are declining throughout Tennessee

New cases of coronavirus fell 51% in Tennessee last week as the spread of COVID-19 continues to slow across the state, according to new data released by the state government on Wednesday.

The state had an average of 5,018 new infections a day over a seven-day period ending Saturday. The week before, Tennessee averaged 10,264 in the same time frame.

Infections in Nashville have dropped for a fifth week in a row, down 42% last week, when 2,543 cases were reported in Davidson County.

Nakayla Plant talks to a patient before administering a COVID-19 test at a test and vaccination site on 28th Avenue North and Charlotte Avenue in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, January 3, 2022.

Nashville has averaged 1,684 tests a day. In the same time frame, 20.2% of the tests gave positive results.

Infections have been declining in Williamson County since 980 cases were counted last week. In the last weeks of January, more than 6,000 cases were counted, and in the last 14 days, less than 3,000 positive COVID-19 cases were counted.

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