Tennessee Coronavirus: New COVID-19 deaths hit record 61 for total of 1,549

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Tennessee ends the workweek with a record 61 new deaths from the coronavirus, 4.1% one-day increase. Total deaths since the pandemic began are 1,549.

There are 140,844 cases of COVID-19, up 1,669 from Thursday, the state Department of Health reported.

That is a 1.2% increase.

There have been 6,255 hospitalizations and 102,686 recoveries in the state. Some 1,978.409 tests have been administered in Tennessee.

The percent positive is 7.32%, the state said.

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