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COVID-19 Cases Jump Up Drastically since Tuesday

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Wednesday, July 8. The health department reported 2,472 new cases, bringing the state to a total of 55,986 total cases, a 5% day-to-day increase since Tuesday.

The 2,472 new cases now stands as Tennessee’s highest single-day new case total, surpassing the previous record set on July 1 with 1,806 cases.

TDH also confirmed 20 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 685 total deaths.

Out of the confirmed positive cases, 32,736 have recovered. The state has a new record high for active cases, 22,565.

*Bedford County: 8 died; 589 confirmed/probable cases; 434 recovered; 4,134 negative tests

*Coffee County: 0 died: 132 confirmed/probable cases; 98 recovered; 4,793 negative tests

*Franklin County: 3 died; 101 confirmed/probable; 64 recovered; 3,358 negative tests

*Grundy County: 2 died; 65 confirmed/probable; 49 recovered; 970 negative tests

*Lincoln County: 0 died; 78 confirmed/probable; 48 recovered; 2,502 negative tests

*Moore County: 0 died; 17 confirmed/probable; 7 recovered; 578 negative tests

*Rutherford County: 37 died; 3,234 confirmed/probable; 1,426 recovered; 24,929 negative tests

*Warren County: 0 died; 100 confirmed/probable; 53 recovered; 3,577 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. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,445 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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