More than 12,000 Tennesseans Test Positive for COVID-19 as of Saturday

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Exactly 12,661 Tennesseans tested positive for COVID-19 as of Saturday, while the state’s death count for the virus reached 209, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

The COVID Tracking Project reported that Tennessee hospitals had, in total, admitted 1,125 confirmed COVID-19 patients since the pandemic reached the United States.

Meanwhile, Davidson, Shelby, and Trousdale counties had the state’s highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Saturday, according to the department of health’s website.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Friday that 1,224 inmates and 22 staff at the Hartsville-based Trousdale Turner Correctional Center, in Trousdale County, tested positive for the virus.

Hancock and Pickett counties, meanwhile, continued to have zero confirmed cases.

According to TDH numbers, Tennessee counties had the following number of cases as of Saturday:

• Davidson County: 2,773

• Shelby County: 2,672

• Trousdale County: 1,344

• Sumner County: 640

• Bledsoe County: 596

• Rutherford County: 547

• Williamson County: 419

• Wilson County: 268

• Knox County: 236

• Bedford County: 193

• Hamilton County: 168

• Robertson County: 168

• Montgomery County: 148

• Madison County: 138

• Putnam County: 136

• Tipton County: 99

• McMinn County: 97

• Dickson County: 77

• Cumberland County: 74

• Blount County: 63

• Fayette County: 59

• Washington County: 57

• Lake County: 55

• Bradley County: 52

• Sevier County: 49

• Sullivan County: 49

• Cheatham County: 48

• Gibson County: 48

• Hickman County: 44

• Macon County: 44

• Maury County: 44

• Greene County: 43

• Coffee County: 38

• Loudon County: 37

• Dyer County: 36

• Franklin County: 36

• Hawkins County: 30

• Marion County: 29

• Anderson County: 28

• Grundy County: 28

• Haywood County: 23

• Marshall County: 23

• Weakley County: 23

• Jefferson County: 22

• Monroe County: 22

• Smith County: 22

• Lauderdale County: 21

• Carroll County: 18

• DeKalb County: 18

• Hamblen County: 18

• Hardeman County: 17

• Lawrence County: 17

• Campbell County: 16

• Cocke County: 16

• Obion County: 15

• Carter County: 14

• Lincoln County: 14

• Henry County: 13

• Cannon County: 12

• Perry County: 12

• Humphries County: 11

• McNairy County: 11

• Polk County: 11

• Scott County: 11

• Chester County: 10

• Henderson County: 9

• Meigs County: 9

• Overton County: 9

• Giles County: 8

• Warren County: 8

• Crockett County: 7

• Jackson County: 7

• Roane County: 7

• Stewart County: 7

• White County: 7

• Benton County: 6

• Grainger County: 6

• Morgan County: 6

• Claiborne County: 5

• Clay County: 5

• Hardin County: 5

• Houston County: 5

• Rhea County: 5

• Sequatchie County: 5

• Decatur County: 4

• Fentress County: 4

• Wayne County: 4

• Johnson County: 3

• Moore County: 3

• Lewis County: 2

• Unicoi County: 2

• Van Buren County: 2

• Hancock County: 0

• Pickett County: 0

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Thought to “More than 12,000 Tennesseans Test Positive for COVID-19 as of Saturday”

  1. 83ragtop50

    Can anyone please tell me the long term value of all of this testing? I understand testing those who are showing symptoms or are necessarily dealing with lots of close contact. But a test is only a snapshot in time for which a negative result has no meaning in the next instant. Are we going to be forced to be tested every week or what? There is way too much measuring and unsupported statistics and not enough common sense in how this “crisis” is being managed.

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