December COVID-19 death rates double, triple in some Mid-state counties
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- COVID-19 related deaths are expected to rise sharply across Tennessee in the new year.
The state passed 7,000 fatalities Sunday. It took nearly ten months to reach that mark.
Widely cited projections by researchers at the University of Washington predict another 7,000 Tennesseans will die in the next 90 days.
Just over 2300 fatalities were reported statewide in December, an 85 percent increase over November.
Wilson and Sumner counties saw their COVID-19 death counts triple last month. Over the past 30 days fatalities doubled in Robertson County and Metro Nashville.