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Mask Mandate for Warren County Citizens

Warren County Executive Jimmy Haley on Thursday signed Executive Order No. 2 issuing a mandate order urging citizens to wear face masks in public places where the exposure of the virus can occur. Both the McMinnville Police Dept. and Warren Co. Sheriffs Dept. will promote the use of masks in public areas and will issue …

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COVID-19 Update for Thursday August 13

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Thursday, August 13. The health department reported 2,118 new cases, bringing the state to 128,511 total cases. TDH also confirmed 24 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 1,313 total deaths. Out of the confirmed positive cases, 89,151 have recovered, an increase …

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Mild Changes in COVID-19 Numbers on Wednesday August 12

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 1,478 additional cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 12. The new state total stands at 126,393. TDH also confirmed 18 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 1,289 total deaths. Out of the confirmed positive cases, 87,290 have recovered. Tennessee currently has 37,814 active cases. *Bedford County: 11 died; 940 …

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Vanderbilt Researchers say Masks Slowing COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Vanderbilt researchers say Tennessee counties with mask requirements and other mitigation strategies have seen a slower growth in COVID-19 hospitalizations than those areas without such requirements. Vanderbilt released its findings on the link between masking requirements and hospitalizations on Monday, saying so far, 26 counties have implemented mask mandates. The report found that hospitalizations have …

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Tuesday COVID-19 August 11, 2020 Report

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases and deaths related to COVID-19 across the state on Tuesday, August 11. The health department reported 1,001 new cases, bringing the state to 124,915 total cases. TDH also confirmed 38 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 1,271 total deaths. Out of the confirmed positive cases, 85,313 have …

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Mask Requirement Starts Wednesday at All Coffee County Schools

After a recommendation from Director of Coffee County Schools Dr. Charles Lawson, the Coffee County School Board voted Monday to require everyone at county schools to wear a mask or face covering. The new requirement takes effect on Wednesday Aug. 12. Masks shall be worn in instances where social distancing cannot be followed. There will …

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15 Members of Tullahoma Family Beat Coronavirus

In Tullahoma, 15 members of the same family fought and beat the Coronavirus, but it wasn’t easy. WKRN-TV reports that Alton Hickerson Szabo spent nearly two months in a healthcare facility. He spent about a month at Tennova Healthcare-Harton and another 20 days at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. He says he was hooked to a ventilator, …

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COVID-19 Active Cases Fall on Monday

Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Monday, August 10. The health department reported 1,202 new cases, bringing the state to 123,914 total cases. TDH also confirmed 10 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 1,233 total deaths. Out of the confirmed positive cases, 83,170 have recovered, an increase of …

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Sunday Report: Active Cases of COVID-19 continue to Rise in Tennessee; Coffee County has 321

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases and deaths related to COVID-19 across the state on Sunday, August 9. The health department reported 2,127 new cases, bringing the state to 122,712 total cases. TDH also confirmed 8 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 1,223 total deaths. Out of the confirmed positive cases, 80,997 have …

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