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Covid-19 Cases Rise Dramatically in 24 Hours, Over 1,100 New Positive Tests

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Friday, May 1.

The state’s total cases jumped to 11,891 after an additional 1,156 new cases were added, marking the highest single-day increase for Tennessee.

Early Friday afternoon, Tennessee Department of Correction confirmed more than 1,246 COVID-19 positive cases, out of 2,450 total tests, among staff and inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Trousdale County.

The state health department also reported five additional deaths to bring the total up to 204.

Out of the confirmed positive cases, 5,546 have recovered, which calculates to 6,141.

*Bedford County: 2 died; 184 confirmed cases; 38 recovered; 1,341 negative tests

*Coffee County: 0 died: 36 confirmed cases; 16 recovered; 1,077 negative tests

*Franklin County: 1 died; 36 confirmed; 26 recovered; 1,113 negative tests

*Grundy County: 1 died; 28 confirmed; 22 recovered; 309 negative tests

*Lincoln County: 0 died; 14 confirmed; 8 recovered; 545 negative tests

*Moore County: 0 died; 3 confirmed; 1 recovered; 155 negative tests

*Rutherford County: 11 died; 502 confirmed; 207 recovered; 4,695 negative tests

*Warren County: 0 died; 8 confirmed; 4 recovered; 724 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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