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NASHVILLE (August 30) — 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 30, Carroll County has 637 (516 cases last week). The deaths are up by two to eight from six last week. There are 259 patients who have recovered. With the spike in numbers last week, McKenzie School chose to continue with its distance learning until September 8.
Weakley County reports 842 positive cases in 2020 (625 last week) and 13 (11 last week) total deaths in 2020.
Henry County reports 460 (410 last week) cases. A total of 427 have recovered with a total of five deaths.
Last week, Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum and Henry County Mayor Brent Greer extended mask mandates in the respective counties.
Tennessee now has 154,933 (134,744 last week) positive cases, 1,754.
By comparison, 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.
Fortunately, while there have been positive cases in Carroll County’s nursing home, no patient has died from it.