In Tennessee, Most People With Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Are Not Elderly


As a state, Tennessee has a total of 73 positive coronavirus cases, which is the 12th most in the country.

The Volunteer State has completed 352 tests for the Chinese virus. Most of the positive cases have been determined by private or commercial laboratories (53) rather than through the TN public health library (21).

Guidance from the professional medical community has been that Covid-19 – sometimes referred to as the Wuhan Flu – is particularly dangerous to individuals with serious underlying health conditions and elderly people.

However, Tennessee’s confirmed cases show a different story.

The age range with the most confirmed coronavirus cases is between 18-49 with a total of 51 cases. This accounts for 70 percent of all the cases in Tennessee. The next closest age range is 50-64 with 14 confirmed cases.

Here is a breakdown of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases per age range:

  • Unknown: 1
  • 0-4: 0
  • 5-17: 1
  • 18-49: 51
  • 50-64: 14
  • 65+: 6

Even though a person may seem asymptomatic to Chinese coronavirus, they can still be carriers of it and spread the disease. A research article in Science said unknown COVID-19 carriers were the infection source for 79% of documented cases.

Davidson County – Tennessee’s second-largest county in terms of geographic footprint and population – has been hit the hardest by COVID-19. So far, the county has 42 confirmed cases. The next largest concentration of the illness can be found in neighboring Williamson County with 21 cases. To date, the state’s largest county – Shelby County – has only two confirmed cases.

Here is a breakdown of all the county confirmed coronavirus cases:

  • Campbell: 1
  • Davidson: 42
  • Hamilton: 1
  • Jefferson: 1
  • Knox: 2
  • Rutherford: 1
  • Sevier: 1
  • Shelby: 2
  • Sullivan: 1
  • Williamson: 21

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Zachery Schmidt is the digital editor of Star News Digital Media. If you have any tips, email Zachery at [email protected]










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9 Thoughts to “In Tennessee, Most People With Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Are Not Elderly”

  1. David S. Blackwell RN, BSN

    I have been a bedside nurse for 22 years working everything from emergency medicine, ICU, Radiology, Endoscopy, IV Therapy, and home care. I have been sneezed on, coughed on, spit on, thrown up on, bled on, pooped on, peed on, you name it. This so-called pandemic has been one of the most contrived BS moments in my career. America is one of the fastest, out of shape, drugged up populations in the world. THAT is the problem, not a cold virus.

  2. Calvin Hart

    Like most media stories on this disease, this is incomplete information. Of these 73 people what percentage have recovered already, what percentage have only mild symptoms and what percentage and ages have passed away? Any deaths, ICU cases, respirators. Common cold symptoms?

    1. Nell

      What is wrong with you people….

      1. Lance Persson

        What is wrong with what people. The ones that look at the facts and make their own judgement or the people that believe the emotional agenda the media pushes. I would suggest that people research and find out how many cases and deaths have been attributed to the annual break outs of the flu and influenza breakouts we have had in previous years. If you do, you will find there isn’t that much difference.

        Suggest –
        Annually the flu affects between 9 million and 45 million people in the country, according to the CDC. It kills an estimated 12,000 to 61,000 people EVERY year (See: }.

        Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus Statistics 66 minutes long

  3. M

    Do we have to call it the “Chinese virus”? Cant we just stick to it’s name COVID-19 or Coronavirus. I know it came from China, but asian stores and Asian-American citizens are being affected by this rhetoric.

    1. Wolf Woman

      I prefer the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. It’s precise and smears communism and its ideology that led to the pandemic.

  4. lb

    WHY dont we know the commonality here? WHY arent Detective Teams on the case finding out WHERE each of these people were infected and how? WHY arent those dots being connected?
    We are destroying the American Economy and I have YET to hear how the people who have it are connected.

    1. Elizabeth Ann Coker

      Davidson is obviously home to the BNA, an international airport with busy traffic much like the Memphis Airport, but with a larger number of victims.
      Williamson County was first in Tennessee to have a victim, who confessed openly to have recently traveled through the Boston airport.
      Airport travel seems to connect some but not all the dots when it comes to infection.
      Whats so hard to see about that?

    2. Linda Hillman

      I agree. The 2 people in west ten went to the madi grad. And one two east tn. The person that started it in Nashville said he had been out of state. Out of state where?