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Tennessee Sets Record for Most COVID-19 Deaths in 24 Hour Period; Coffee Co. Climbing

Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 1,992 additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Thursday, October 8, bringing the state to 209,447 total cases.

TDH also confirmed 63 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 2,705 total deaths. The 63 new deaths update marks the state’s highest single-day increase, surpassing the previous record of 61 set on August 21.

Coffee County is one area where numbers continue to climb. Active cases have risen to 267, up by around 40 since last week. COVID-19 related deaths in Coffee County is currently 19.

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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