Coronavirus in Tennessee: Case count hits 2,845 with 32 deaths

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Thirty-two people in Tennessee have died from COVID-19-related illnesses and there have been 2,845 cases in the state, the Tennessee Department of Health said Thursday.

The 32 deaths is up 30% from Wednesday. The number of cases rose by 162.

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There have been 263 hospitalizations attributed to the coronavirus in Tennessee, according to the figures released by the state Department of Health. Some 220 people have recovered. There have been 34,611 tests done.

The Knox County Health Department reported earlier Thursday that there are 85 coronavirus cases in Knox County, but the state numbers show 92. State officials have said the state statistics may not match local data due to reporting lags.

The state began reporting deaths by county on Wednesday. The county with the highest number of deaths COVID-19 is Sumner with seven.

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