Rep. Terry COVID-19 Briefing 6-26-20
"Vanderbilt, also, projected that Tennessee hospitalizations would hover around 300. Obviously, we have outpaced that amount and are at 484. Here are a few points to ponder. First, the rate of rise in cases is far outpacing the rate of rise in hospitalizations which means that younger and healthier individuals are contracting COVID-19 at a higher rate. Additionally, my understanding is that Dr. Redfield projected that 25-35% of those that contract COVID-19 are asymptomatic. Lastly, total hospitalizations related to COVID-19 is around 4.9%. I’m told Shelby is around 9% and Davidson is around 6%. As you can see, though, we have over 20% of floor and ICU beds available. If the goal is to keep the curve flattened below available resources(which was the goal all along in case people have forgotten), then we are still below that threshold despite the rise in cases."