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COVID-19 Numbers Rising to Dangerous Levels; First Lady is Positive

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases and deaths related to COVID-19 across the state for December 19 and 20.

TDH announced on Saturday that, due to “the volume of tests being processed”, a daily update was not released. Both days’ totals were released Sunday instead.

The department reported 16,036 total new cases for the two days.

There are currently 78,639 active COVID-19 cases in Tennessee, the highest number of active cases since the start of the pandemic.

TDH confirmed 111 additional deaths for the two-day span, bringing the state up to 6,071 total deaths.

There are 2,789 people currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19.

County active cases/deaths:

Bedford 593/54

Cannon 237/8

Coffee 808/56

Franklin 502/44

Grundy 146/15

Lincoln 633/27

Moore 110/4

Rutherford 3,636/214

Warren 964/29

Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee has tested positive for COVID-19. Governor Bill Lee has tested negative but is quarantining.

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 3,500 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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