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COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Rise in County

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NASHVILLE (September 28) — The Tennessee Department of Health released the following data concerning Carroll, Henry and Weakley counties for September 28, 2020 as it relates to COVID-19.

Carroll County reported 905 total cases, 20 dead, and 779 recovered as of today. That’s an increase of 76 cases, 3 deaths and 88 more recovered since last Monday.

Henry County reported 628 total cases, 9 dead, and 569 recovered as of today. That’s an increase of 27 cases, no change in deaths and 45 more recovered since last Monday.

Weakley County reported 1,212 total cases; 19 dead; and 1,052 recovered as of today. That’s an increase of 95 cases, no change in deaths and 76 more recovered since last Monday.

Tennessee reported 193,732 total cases; 2,389 dead; and 176,030 recovered as of today. That’s an increase of 9,323 cases, 156 dead, and 9,356 more recovered since last Monday.

Weakley and Henry counties issued mask mandates in August. The mandates were extended until September 30. Several businesses require face coverings while in their facility.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), COVID-19 patients can suffer a wide variety of symptoms, the most common are: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include: fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. A recent CDC study of patients aged 18-34 years revealed that 1 in 5 previously healthy young adults weren’t back to usual health in 14 to 21 days after testing positive.

State and health officials urge citizens to wear face coverings in public places; keep 6-feet distance from others; wash your hands for 20 seconds; use hand sanitizer when you can’t use soap and water; don’t touch your face — especially after touching potentially infected surfaces; wipe down high-touch areas with disinfectant often; and avoid heavily congested public places whenever possible.

On December 31, 2019 China reported a mysterious pneumonia to World Health Organization officials. The mysterious disease was identified as a coronavirus on January 7, named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on February 11 and declared a pandemic (meaning worldwide spread) on March 11, 2020. Tennessee reported its first case on March 5, 2020.

For more information, go to https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

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