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Tennessee surpasses 900K COVID-19 cases

On Monday, the department of health reported 900,418 COVID-19 cases, up from 898,554 reported on Friday.
Tennessee has surpassed 900,000 COVID-19 cases, according to data from the Tennessee Department...
Tennessee has surpassed 900,000 COVID-19 cases, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.(Source: Defense Department/CNN)
Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 11:34 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Tennessee has surpassed 900,000 COVID-19 cases, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.

On Monday, the department of health reported 900,418 COVID-19 cases, up from 898,554 reported on Friday.

Over the weekend, there were 26 COVID-related deaths statewide.

Active cases are up just over 15 percent over the weekend statewide and hospitalizations increased 13 percent.

There are currently 1,244 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, 400 in the ICU and 189 on ventilators. As of Monday afternoon, there are only 225 ICU beds open statewide and only 11 percent of the ICU available.

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