TN Dept. of Health Reports Over 430 New Cases of COVID-19 and Over 370 New Recoveries

There are over 430 new cases of the novel coronavirus in Tennessee, according to Friday’s data from the Tennessee Department of Health.

As of 2 p.m. Friday, there are 13,394 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which is 433 additional cases since Thursday afternoon’s report. The death toll has risen to 315.

There have been 12,566 recoveries,  375 more since Thursday. The department said it defines recoveries as people who have been confirmed to be asymptomatic by their local or regional health department and have completed their required isolation period or are at least 21 days beyond the first test confirming their illness.

A total of 1,539 people with COVID-19 have been hospitalized, but the department noted that while the number indicates the number of patients that were ever hospitalized during their illness, it does not indicate the number of patients currently hospitalized.

A total of 368,107 tests have been taken, which is 7,587 more since Thursday’s report.

You can read the full report at the following link: TDH-2019-Novel-Coronavirus-Epi-and-Surveillance-may-22