Coronavirus Tennessee: No sign of a let-up in spread of COVID-19; 516 new cases


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The number of people in Tennessee who tested positive for COVID-19 reached 13,177 on Sunday and the death toll is 210, the Tennessee Department of Health reported Sunday.

The one-day increase in cases Sunday was 516, up 4.1%. Deaths were up by just one.

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There have been 1,135 people hospitalized and 5,814 have recovered. The number of people tested for COVID-19 in the state is 204,607.

The deaths from the virus are mostly among those 61 and older with 179, or 85% of the total, but there has been at least one death in the state in every age category tracked by the Tennessee Department of Health.

Nearly two out of 10 people 81 and older who get the virus are dying. It’s dramatically different for younger adults. In the 31 to 40 age group, only one in a thousand cases is dying.

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