COVID-19 Claims Lives of Nearly 500 Tennesseans, New Statistics Reveal


As of Sunday night Tennessee had 30,432 COVID-19 cases and 475 deaths.

The COVID Tracking Project reported the latest numbers on their website Sunday night. The website also reported that COVID-19 had hospitalized 2,087 Tennesseans and taken the lives of 475 state residents.

Exactly 584,788 Tennesseans had tested negative for the virus, and 19,896 state residents had recovered from it, according to The COVID Tracking Project.

Tennessee Department of Health officials, meanwhile, reported on their website Sunday night that Shelby and Davidson counties continued to have the highest number of confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases.

The numbers, by county, including the following number of cases:

Shelby County: 6,773

Davidson County: 6,682

Rutherford County: 1,719

Hamilton County: 1,628

Trousdale County: 1,456

Sumner County: 1,088

Lake County: 690

Williamson County: 686

Robertson County: 633

Bledsoe County: 614

Putnam County: 601

Knox County: 553

Wilson County: 515

Tipton County: 510

Bedford County: 378

Montgomery County: 332

Bradley County: 281

Sevier County: 233

Rhea County: 232

Hardeman County: 217

Macon County: 204

Loudon County: 198

Madison County: 184

Fayette County: 172

McMinn County: 165

Cheatham County: 153

Maury County: 152

Dickson County: 135

Cumberland County: 131

Blount County: 104

Coffee County: 94

Dyer County: 91

Washington County: 90

Monroe County: 86

Hamblen County: 75

Sullivan County: 70

Gibson County: 68

Lawrence County: 64

Wayne County: 64

Lauderdale County: 63

Franklin County: 62

Hickman County: 61

Obion County: 61

Anderson County: 59

Greene County: 53

Unicoi County: 53

Marion County: 49

White County: 48

Lincoln County: 47

Jefferson County: 45

DeKalb County: 41

Marshall County: 41

Smith County: 40

Haywood County: 37

Overton County: 37

Carroll County: 36

Henry County: 35

Cannon County: 34

Hawkins County: 34

Grundy County: 33

Hardin County: 33

Roane County: 33

Warren County: 33

Weakley County: 30

Meigs County: 29

Polk County: 29

McNairy County: 27

Perry County: 27

Cocke County: 26

Campbell County: 24

Johnson County: 24

Giles County: 22

Sequatchie County: 22

Carter County: 20

Jackson County: 20

Grainger County: 19

Morgan County: 19

Crockett County: 18

Henderson County: 18

Humphreys County: 18

Stewart County: 16

Claiborne County: 15

Decatur County: 14

Fentress County: 14

Scott County: 14

Chester County: 12

Clay County: 11

Houston County: 10

Benton County: 8

Union County: 8

Lewis County: 6

Moore County: 5

Pickett County: 4

Van Buren County: 4

Hancock County: 1

As The Tennessee Star reported last week, Davidson County has had an increase in COVID-19 cases as a result of increased testing. This, according to Metro Public Health Department spokesman Brian Todd.

Also, as The Star reported,  the people in Nashville who either attended or marched at any of the recent rallies honoring George Floyd are at risk of catching COVID-19. This, according to Meharry Medical College President James Hildreth. Nashville Mayor John Cooper, however, said no evidence shows the recent demonstrations caused additional COVID-19 outbreaks.

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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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2 Thoughts to “COVID-19 Claims Lives of Nearly 500 Tennesseans, New Statistics Reveal”

  1. Kalee

    It’s hard to know how many actual deaths directly attributed to COVID19 since doctors and coroners were instructed by CDC to list COVID as A cause of death.

    Many patients actually tested COVID negative or were not tested at all but listed as COVID death anyway. First time in history this has happened. Were medical professionals pressured to falsify death certificates thereby increasing the number of fatalities to control the public with fear? Many doctors believe so.

  2. Martha Brown

    Why don’t they tell us: How many deaths are related to nursing homes? What percent of asymptomatic tested were +? What percent of symptomatic were +? Is this rate going up or down? They don’t provide that information because it might destroy their narrative.