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Tennessee COVID-19 hospitalizations headed higher once again while deaths, new infections fall

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(Mike Osborne) — COVID-19 related Tennessee deaths and new infection counts fell again this past week, but hospitalizations began to rise once again.

New case counts have fallen three weeks in a row, statewide. New infections dropped eleven percent during the week that ended Saturday. Metro Nashville saw a six percent decline.

Deaths were also down sharply. There were just 12 virus related fatalities statewide last week.

On a less positive noted, COVID-19 hospitalizations have begun to rise again. The number of patients under hospital care fell to 327 cases eleven days ago, but have since risen to 460 Tennessee patients. That represents a 40 percent increase.