Nashville's COVID-19 numbers now showing clear improvement
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Nashville’s COVID-19 numbers continue to improve.
The city’s virus transmission rate dropped back into an acceptable range this week. As of Thursday morning, the rate stood at 0.93.
The seven-day running average of new infections has fallen by more than 360 cases per day over the past four weeks. However, the city is still reporting an average of more than 400 new cases every 24 hours.**
Hospitalizations are also down, but as of Thursday morning, 94 percent of Metro’s available ICU beds are currently in use.
Three of the eight metrics the city uses to gauge it’s progress against the virus remain in the red.
**EDITOR'S NOTE: The original version of this story incorrectly stated new infection seven-day running average case counts. Statewide averages were mistakenly substituted for Davidson County numbers. The story above now includes the correct averages. The story was updated Feb. 1, 2021. The incorrect, earlier version read as follows: "The seven-day running average of new infections has fallen well over 5,000 cases per day over the past four weeks. However, the city is still reporting an average of more than 4,000 new cases every 24 hours." We apologize for the error.