The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases and deaths related to COVID-19 across the state for December 19 and 20.
TDH announced on Saturday that, due to “the volume of tests being processed”, a daily update was not released. Both days’ totals were released Sunday instead.
The department reported 16,036 total new cases for the two days.
There are currently 78,639 active COVID-19 cases in Tennessee, the highest number of active cases since the start of the pandemic.
TDH confirmed 111 additional deaths for the two-day span, bringing the state up to 6,071 total deaths.
There are 2,789 people currently hospitalized in Tennessee due to COVID-19.
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Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee has tested positive for COVID-19. Governor Bill Lee has tested negative but is quarantining.