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NASHVILLE (July 6) — Some predict COVID-19 will end November 3, 2020 - election day. That’s an unlikely prediction with the number of cases growing each day and over 11,327,790 in the world in the year 2020. Cases are in Europe 2,791,160, Africa 369,928, Southeast Asia 947,519, Western Pacific 226,882, and the U.S. 5,820,840 create this worldwide pandemic.
Some area banks reclosed the front lobbies to walk-in traffic on Monday because of the spike in the cases and the fear customers traveled over the holiday.
According to the Tennessee Department of Health, the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee stands at 52,155 (42,297 last Monday), with 633 deaths (592 last Monday) in the year 2020. The Republican-led administration of Governor Bill Lee released the following numbers on Monday.
In Carroll County, there has been one death, 33 recovered and 48 (37 last Monday) positive cases. A total of 2,020 (1,845 last Monday) were diagnosed as negative.
In Henry County, 37 have recovered of 45 (36 last Monday) positive cases and 2,657 (2,345 last Monday) tested negative.
In Weakley County, there is one death in a nursing home, 39 (34 last Monday) have recovered of 64 (58 last week) positive cases and 2,448 (2,107 last Monday) tested negative.
In the United States, as of Monday, a total of 2,886,267 (2,545,250 last Monday) positive cases were reported in 2020 with 129,811 deaths, according to Centers for Disease Control.
In the world, there are 11,327,790 cases in 2020 with 532,340 deaths.
The increases in cases prompted Governor Bill Lee to extend the State of Emergency related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to August 29, 2020.
The order allows the continued suspension of various laws and regulations and other measures in these orders to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19 through regulatory flexibility, promoting social distancing and avoidance of large gatherings, and protecting vulnerable populations.
Gov. Lee also signed Executive Order Nos. 51 and 52, which extend provisions that allow for electronic government meetings subject to transparency safeguards and remote notarization and witnessing of documents, respectively, to August 29, 2020.
On Friday, July 3, Governor Lee signed an executive order giving mayors of all counties the option to issue mandates to wear masks.