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Published: March 29, 2020


GILES COUNTY OFFICIALS CONFIRMED SUNDAY AFTERNOON THAT THE COUNTY NOW HAS ITS FIRST CASE OF THE COVID-19 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS.  THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE IN A SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO ADDRESS BY COUNTY EXECUTIVE MELISSA GREENE WHO WENT ON TO EXPLAIN THAT THE CASE DID NOT APPEAR IN SUNDAY'S STATEWIDE UPDATE DUE TO REPORTING DEADLINES BUT EXPECTED THE DATA TO BE RELEASED EITHER MONDAY OR TUESDAY.  GREENE AND COUNTY EMA DIRECTOR JEREMY HOLLEY URGED COUNTY RESIDENTS TO CONTINUE TO USE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND GOOD HYGIENE PRACTICES TO COMBAT THE VIRUS' SPREAD.  STATEWIDE, OVER 1,500 CASES WERE REPORTED SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH DAVIDSON COUNTY LEADING THE STATE TOTAL AT 260 PATIENTS.  SEVEN FATALITIES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN TENNESSEE DUE TO COMPLICATIONS WITH COVID-19.  AS OF SUNDAY AFTERNOON, LAWRENCE, WAYNE, AND MARSHALL COUNTIES HAVE YET TO REPORT ANY CONFIRMED CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS.

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Anderson County - 6
Bedford County – 1
Benton County - 3
Blount County - 9
Bradley County - 8
Campbell County – 4
Cannon County - 3
Carroll County - 5
Carter - 1
Cheatham County - 8
Chester County - 2
Claiborne County - 2
Cocke County - 1
Coffee County - 1
Cumberland County - 9
Davidson County - 394
Decatur -1
DeKalb County - 3
Dickson County - 11
Dyer County - 3
Fayette County - 10
Franklin County - 6
Gibson County - 3
Greene County - 9
Grundy County - 2
Giles County - 1
Hamblen County - 2
Hamilton County - 35
Hardeman - 1
Hardin County - 1
Hawkins County - 2
Haywood County - 2
Henry County - 1
Houston County - 2
Jefferson County - 5
Johnson County - 2
Knox County - 38
Lewis County - 2
Lincoln County - 1
Loudon County – 8
Macon County - 3
Madison County - 3
Marion County - 5
Maury County - 8
McMinn County – 3
McNairy County - 1
Meigs County - 1
Monroe County - 3
Montgomery County - 13
Morgan County - 1
Obion County - 1
Overton County - 2
Perry County - 2
Putnam County - 17
Roane County - 2
Robertson County - 25
Rutherford County - 48
Scott County - 2
Sevier County - 6
Shelby County – 362
Smith County - 1
Sullivan County - 8
Sumner County - 179
Tipton County – 15
Trousdale - 1
Unicoi County - 1
Union - 1
Washington County - 14
Weakley - 1
White County - 1
Williamson County - 101
Wilson County - 27
Resident of another state/country: 150
Pending: 190