COVID-19: Disease spreads across the UC, 23 cases confirmed

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

COOKEVILLE – The newest numbers released by the Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH) reveal that the coronavirus has now spread across the Upper Cumberland with 23 confirmed cases. Cannon and Macon both have one positive case, joining six in Cumberland County, two in DeKalb, one in Overton, one in White and 11 in Putnam.

As of 2 p.m. today, the TDOH reports that 14,909 people have been tested statewide. Of those, only 957, or 6.4%, tested positive for the virus. However, it is important to note that only patients who have symptoms and meet the criteria of fever, cough, and shortness of breath are being tested.

Statewide, there are 76 people hospitalized for the infection, with no known hospitalizations within the U.C. region, and three deaths have resulted.

Testing is now available in every county in the U.C. and an article will follow with testing information. 

Statewide coronavirus numbers can be found here. The statewide numbers for positive tests will be updated daily at 2 p.m. A map with more detailed information is available here.

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