NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases on Tuesday in Tennessee is 20,965 with 343 deaths from COVID-19, the Tennessee Department of Health said.

Cases rose by 358. The number of deaths from the coronavirus was up by five from Monday, according to the Department of Health.

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There have been 1,609 people hospitalized and 13,344 have recovered. The number of people tested is 403,504.

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Phase 2 economic reopening for Knox County and Knoxville began Tuesday. Some of the main recommendations of Phase 2 include:

  • Limiting social settings and gatherings to 50 people maximum. This increase from phase one doesn’t change the need to physically distance.
  • Continuing to encourage telework, whenever possible and feasible with business operations.
  • Implementing strict physical distancing protocols when possible.
  • Increasing services slowly, when possible, to give the business time to build and test safety protocols.
  • Limiting the use of common areas where employees are likely to congregate and interact.
  • Considering special accommodations for higher-risk individuals.
  • Operating by walk-in registration, appointment or reservation when possible.