Tennessee sees a sharp spike in COVID-19 infections among school age children
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- There was an ominous new development this past weekend in statewide COVID-19 numbers, as Tennessee continues to break pandemic records on a near daily basis.
Health officials on Sunday confirmed a record high 11,352 new coronavirus infections in just 24 hours.
It was the fifth time in fourteen days that the state has recorded a new all-time high. The new mark exceeded the previous high by 27 percent.
Even more troubling, 1300 of the new cases were among school age children 5 to 20 years of age. It’s by far the largest number of new adolescent infections recorded in a single day.
Five of the seven Metro Nashville contiguous counties also recorded new records for childhood infections last week, including Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, and Wilson counties.