Note: This story was updated at 9:20 .m. March 30.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Tennessee rose to 1,373 on Saturday, and Morgan and Union counties reported their first cases.
More than 118 patients have been hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Tennessee, and six people have died, according to the Tennessee Department of Health, which publishes the state case totals at 2 p.m. Central time each day.
Shelby County, which includes Memphis in West Tennessee, now has more COVID-19 cases than Davidson County, which includes Nashville in Middle Tennessee. Shelby County has 269 cases, compared to 243 for Davidson County. Each county has roughly 18 percent of the state’s total cases. The Shelby County total was up from 201 on Friday.
COVID-19 cases have now been reported in Anderson County and all of its surrounding counties: Campbell, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Scott, and Union.
The number of cases in Anderson County increased to five on Saturday, up from four on Friday and three on Thursday.
Oak Ridge Today has reported on three cases in Anderson County, one at the Anderson County Courthouse and two at the Y-12 National Security Complex. But it’s not clear where those two patients live or were tested, so it’s not clear if those cases are included in the case totals for Anderson County or in the case totals for another county.
Knox County, which includes Knoxville, has 33 cases; Loudon County has six; Campbell county has four; Scott County has two; and Morgan, Roane, and Union counties have one case each.
There have been 18,338 COVID-19 tests total in the state, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. Of those, 16,965 (92.5 percent) have been negative.[Read more…]