Nashville Experiences a 400% Increase in COVID-19 Cases
August 11, 2021
Coronavirus cases in Music City have increased 400% in the last week, thanks to the highly contagious Delta variant. As reported by FOX 17 News in the article COVID-19 cases in Nashville increase by 400%, mayor says vaccine rate up nearly 50%
, active Covid cases have risen 400% in Nashville when comparing active cases on 6/29 and 6/27, Metro Health spokesperson Brian Todd tells FOX 17 News. According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 96% of positive cases in the state are among unvaccinated people. Unvaccinated people accounted for 97% of the state's COVID-19 deaths in the last month.
Furthermore, according to Mayor John Cooper and the health department, the number of vaccines administered in Davidson County in the last seven days has increased by 46%. He tweeted "Nashvillians are taking note and getting vaccinated". Vanderbilt University Medical Center infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner said that the Delta variant is really contagious, but that Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are all effective in protecting people from serious cases and keeping them out of the hospital.
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