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COVID-19 Cases Climb, Hospitalizations Also Up

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Thursday, July 16. The health department reported 2,479 new cases, bringing the state to 71,540 total cases.

Over the last seven days, Tennessee’s average of new daily cases jumped to 1,993, a new record high.

TDH also confirmed 13 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 796 total deaths.

Out of the confirmed positive cases, 41,250 have recovered. Tennessee currently has 29,520 active cases.

The number of patients hospitalized in Tennessee for COVID-19 continues its dramatic rise, now standing at an all-time high of 1,416 patients with confirmed or suspected cases.

*Bedford County: 10 died; 654 confirmed/probable cases; 492 recovered; 4,710 negative tests

*Coffee County: 0 died: 168 confirmed/probable cases; 112 recovered; 5,638 negative tests

*Franklin County: 3 died; 136 confirmed/probable; 79 recovered; 4,044 negative tests

*Grundy County: 2 died; 71 confirmed/probable; 58 recovered; 1,063 negative tests

*Lincoln County: 0 died; 126 confirmed/probable; 57 recovered; 2,867 negative tests

*Moore County: 0 died; 28 confirmed/probable; 9 recovered; 668 negative tests

*Rutherford County: 40 died; 4,114 confirmed/probable; 1,808 recovered; 31,298 negative tests

*Warren County: 2 died; 189 confirmed/probable; 72 recovered; 4,462 negative tests. 

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,455 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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