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COVID-19 Cases in the Tri-Counties, State Rise


NASHVILLE (August 24) — Since last Monday’s report of the number of COVID-19 cases, the following is this week’s report. The statistics are cumulative for all of 2020.

Today, August 24, Carroll County has 516 (401 cases last week). The deaths are unchanged at six. There are 212 patients who have recovered and 6,392 who received negative test results.

Weakley County reports 742 postivie cases in 2020 (625 last week and 463 two weeks ago) and nine total deaths in 2020 (five total last week).

Henry County reports 410 (336 last week) cases. A total of 222 have recovered with a total of four deaths. A total of 6,912 have tested negative.

Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum and Henry County Mayor Brent Greer announced a mask mandate in the respective counties.

Tennessee now has 144,604 (134,744 last week) positive cases, 1,547 (1,387 last week) dead and 106,041 (94,812 last week) recovered.

On July 1, Carroll County had 39 cases with one death; Henry had 42 cases; and Weakley had 61 cases with one death. The state had 45,315 cases, 609 dead, 2,715 hospitalized, and 28,283 recovered. Around the second week in July the case count started exponentially rising week over week.

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.

The U.S. has 5,682,491 cases and 176,223 deaths from the virus. The world has 23,311,719 cases and 806,410 deaths throughout 216 countries.

Sources for the information are the Tennessee Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization.


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