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Tennessee Releases New Plan for Calculating Active Cases of COVID-19; Numbers Drop Drastically

 The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases and deaths related to COVID-19 across the state on Thursday, September 3.

The health department reported 1,715 new cases, bringing the state to 159,546 total cases.

TDH also confirmed 18 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 1,815 total deaths.

On Sept. 3, the Tennessee Department of Health announced it will no longer report “recovered” cases. Instead it will now be reported as “Inactive/Recovered” cases. “Inactive/Recovered” cases will include cases who are 14 days or more beyond their illness onset date (or, for asymptomatic individuals, their specimen collection date) and who are not deceased. Currently Tennessee reports 141,568 inactive/recovered patients. This new process will drastically reduce the active cases in each county.

*Bedford County: 14 died; 1,143 confirmed/probable cases; 94 active cases

*Cannon County: 0 died; 216 confirmed/probable cases; 36 active cases

*Coffee County: 6 died: 783 confirmed/probable cases; 114 active cases

*Franklin County: 4 died; 567 confirmed/probable; 125 active cases.

*Grundy County: 3 died; 153 confirmed/probable; 13 active cases

*Lincoln County: 1 died; 432 confirmed/probable; 42 active cases.

*Moore County: 1 died; 115 confirmed/probable; 15 active cases.

*Rutherford County: 73 died; 8,018 confirmed/probable; 508 active cases.

*Warren County: 7 died; 873 confirmed/probable; 162 active cases.

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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