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COVID-19 Update; Records set for Deaths, Active Cases and Hospitalizations

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 8,945 additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Thursday, December 17. This brings the current total of active cases to 68,661, the highest number of active cases since the start of the pandemic.

TDH confirmed 177 additional deaths, bringing the state up to 5,845 total deaths. This marks the state’s highest single-day increase for deaths, surpassing the previous record of 100 set on December 8.

The state once again reported a new record for current COVID hospitalizations. There are 2,897 people currently hospitalized in Tennessee.

Area county active cases/deaths:

Bedford 577/52

Cannon 224/7

Coffee 760/52

Franklin 416/43

Grundy 132/14

Lincoln 617/27

Moore 112/4

Rutherford 3,174/208

Warren 835/26

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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