Tennessee Coronavirus: COVID-19 cases rise 2.4% to 14,768


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Tennessee is reporting 14,768 total cases of the coronavirus and 242 deaths on Saturday as testing passes the quarter-million mark.

Cases rose from Friday by 348 — or 2.4%, the Tennessee Department of Health reported. The number of COVID-19 deaths was up by just one, the department said.

RELATED: Timeline of the pandemic

There have been 1,319 people hospitalized and 7,369 have recovered. The number of people tested for COVID-19 in the state is 252,748.

RELATED: 47 active Knox County cases, 278 total

Need a mask? The Knox County Health Department began distributing free masks Wednesday, part of 5 million the state is distributing statewide. The masks were made by a North Caroline sock maker.

Not everyone thinks it was $8.2 million well spent.

(MOBILE USERS: See day-by-day chart for Tennessee COVID-19 cases.)

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