NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases and deaths related to COVID-19 across the state on Saturday, October 17.

The health department reported 2,646 new cases, bringing the state to 226,139 total cases, a 1.2% day-to-day increase since Friday. Of the total cases, 215,062 are confirmed and 11,077 are probable.

Tennessee’s seven-day new cases average increased to 1,927 additional cases per day.

Of the 226,139 cases, 116,290 are female (51%), 107,971 are male (48%), and 1,878 are pending (1%).

TDH also confirmed 32 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 2,903 total deaths.

Out of the confirmed positive cases, 203,586 are listed as inactive/recovered, an increase of 1,755 in the last 24 hours.

The number of total hospitalizations now sits at

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