The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases and deaths related to COVID-19 across the state on Wednesday, September 16.
The health department reported 1,856 new cases, bringing the state to 177,087 total cases.
TDH also confirmed 24 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 2,151 total deaths.
Out of the confirmed positive cases, 160,202 are listed as inactive/recovered.
In our coverage area Coffee County’s active numbers are growing faster than any other county. Overall Coffee County has had 1,004 cases since the pandemic began. Active cases dropped drastically to 114 just days 10 days ago after the state released its new way of calculating the numbers. As of Wednesday. Sept. 16, 2020 Coffee County had climbed back to 193 active cases and 11 deaths.
Dr. Joey Vaughn, Director of Schools in Manchester told On Target News, “We continue to monitor the active Covid-19 cases in the county but are specifically paying attention to the cases that involve students and staff members in our buildings. Our schools continue to take precautions for our students and families.”
Franklin County is also on the rise with 185 active cases and 7 deaths.