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Deaths, Cases of COVID-19 Increase In Tri-County Area

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NASHVILLE (September 5) — The number of cases and deaths attributed to COVID-19 increased over the last week in the tri-county area.

The number of virus-related deaths as of Saturday, September 5 were: Carroll, 10, Henry, 7, and Weakley, 14.

By comparison, the number of deaths on Monday, August 31 were: Carroll, 8, Henry, 5, and Weakley 13.

Carroll has 677 cumulative cases in the year 2020 with 7,466 testing negative. Henry has 523 positive cases and 7,791 negative. Weakley has 954 cases and 8,647 negative cases.

Last Thursday, the Tennessee Department of Health modified how it reports data concerning each county. Persons who monitor the numbers witnesses the total number of cases slightly drop on that date. The numbers, reported in the above paragraph, reflect the methodology of reporting.

State officials are urging citizens to wear face coverings in public places; keep six feet distance from others; wash your hands for at least 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.

McKenzie Schools return to in-person classes on Tuesday, September 8 after a period of distance-learning to slow the spread of the virus in the schools.

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