Coronavirus in Tennessee: Case count jumps to 73

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Tennessee Department of Health is releasing the number of confirmed and presumptive positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on a daily basis as new data is shared.

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According to the updated case numbers on Tuesday, March 17, Tennessee has 73 cases of COVID-19, up from 52 just on Monday, a 40% increase.

While the state statistics show two cases for Knox County, the Knox County Health Department is adamant the second person does not live in Knox County. The person did not live here and was tested in another state, according to the county Health Department. The largest concentration of cases is in Middle Tennessee.

RELATED: Knox County Health Department: Second* coronavirus case was never in the area

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