Trends suggest a spike in Tennessee COVID-19 deaths during November
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) — There are ominous signs Tennessee could see a spike in COVID-19 deaths in November.
State health officials reported 75 virus related deaths Tuesday. An all-time high 78 deaths were reported this past Friday.
Perhaps even more troubling, a record high 1537 Tennesseans were hospitalized due to COVID-19 complications as of Tuesday. That’s a 12 percent increase in the past week, up 78 percent in the last month.
State Health Commissioner Lisa Pearcey has noted repeatedly that virus deaths are a so-called “lagging indicator” following increased hospitalizations by seven to 21 days.