COVID-19: Smith adds first case, 28 cases confirmed

By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor

COOKEVILLE – The newest numbers released by the Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH) reveal that there are now 28 confirmed cases of coronavirus spread across the Upper Cumberland. Smith County now has its first confirmed case, joining two in Cannon, six in Cumberland, three in DeKalb, one in Macon, one in Overton, one in White and 13 in Putnam.

As of 2 p.m. today, the TDOH reports that 16,091 people have been tested statewide. Of those, 1,203, or 7.5%, tested positive for the virus, up from 6.4% on Thursday. 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 103 people hospitalized for the infection, with one known hospitalization within the U.C. region, and six deaths have resulted.

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

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.

Michelle Price is the managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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