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January Deadliest Month of Pandemic in Tennessee

January ended as Tennessee’s deadliest month of the pandemic. The first month of 2021 accounted for more than a fourth of Tennessee’s total COVID-19 deaths with more deaths reported than during the first seven months of the pandemic combined which was 2,454 through Sept. 30, 2020. January saw an average of 88 deaths per day …

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More People Needing Jobs

The latest jobless numbers show unemployment increased in each of Tennessee’s counties during December 2020. Williamson County recorded December’s lowest unemployment rate among Tennessee’s 95 counties. Lake County had the state’s highest unemployment rate for the month at 10.6. Area Counties Nov./Dec.: Bedford-4.8/6.2 Cannon-4.1/5.3 Coffee-4.6/5.9 Franklin-4.4/5.4 Grundy-6.0/8.0 Lincoln-5.3/6.6 Moore-3.5/4.6 Rutherford-3.9/4.9 Warren-5.4/7.0

Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Health Departments in the On Target News coverage area continues to book appointments for individuals in Phase 1a1, 1a2 in Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore or Rutherford counties. Plan 1b is now available in Warren and Cannon counties the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Residents can find out if they’re eligible for Phase 1a1, 1a2 …

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Help on the way for Renters Hurt by COVID-19

Tennessee housing officials say the state will receive about $458 million in federal COVID-19 money for rent relief. The Tennessee Housing Development Agency says it is in the process of setting up a web portal and call center and preparing staff to review and process thousands of payments to landlords and utility providers. The agency …

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Local COVID-19 Active Cases on Downward Trend

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 4,483 additional cases and 86 deaths related to COVID-19 across the state for Wednesday, January 20. 8,556 Tennesseans have died from COVID-19. The state reported 2,653 people are currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19. ICU Bed availability is at 8% with only 168 beds available. Area active cases/deaths: Bedford 340/90 …

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Sunday Jan. 17, 2021 COVID-19 State and Area Update

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 4,474 additional cases and 36 deaths related to COVID-19 across the state for Sunday, January 17. Tennessee is up to 8,391 total deaths.  The state reported 2,699 people currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19. ICU Bed availability is at 9%. Last week, Tennessee reported 651 COVID-19 deaths. The week of January …

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COVID-19 Update for Thursday Jan. 14, 2021

Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 4,983 additional cases and 84 deaths related to COVID-19 across the state for Thursday, January 14. The death total now stands at 8,232. There are currently 65,367 active COVID-19 cases in the state. The state reported 2,964 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.  Area active cases/deaths: Bedford 478/85 Cannon 136/19 …

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Death Rate continues to Rise due to COVID-19

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 4,625 additional cases and 137 deaths related to COVID-19 across the state for Wednesday, January 13. There are currently 68,377 active COVID-19 cases in the state. Tennessee is now averaging 95 deaths per day during the month of January so far. The state reported 3,029 people are currently hospitalized in …

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Motlow State Plans Return to Campus in Fall 2021

Motlow State Community College leadership plans a return to on-campus instruction and activities by Fall 2021. The plan is contingent upon the status and spread of the Covid-19 virus. Leadership will make the final determination of the College’s on-ground Fall 2021 plan later this summer. Current planning is based on Tennessee’s vaccination plan and Motlow’s …

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Good News from 2020; State Parks had Huge Year

Tennessee State Parks had an economic impact of $1.84 billion in Tennessee in 2020 and welcomed 34.7 million visits, according to a report done for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The report notes that local area spending by visitors has a substantial impact on local economies. The parks reached historic highs in camping, …

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