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Tennessee (March 23) — Tennessee now has 615 persons who have tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of 3 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020.
According to the Tennessee Department of Health, Carroll County now has three persons who tested positive, one of which is in McKenzie. The local health departments will not identify the city of residence. Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum indicated the state statistics show one in Weakley, however, the person who presented himself or herself at a Weakley Count medical facility and tested positive, actually resides in Carroll.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States.
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It is 10 times more deadly than influenza.