NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has reported its biggest one-day jump in confirmed coronavirus cases as the state continues to increase testing efforts.
The Tennessee Department of Health said there were at least 9,667 confirmed cases as of Sunday. The 478 new cases represents a 5.2% jump from Saturday’s total. The Tennessean reports it’s the highest number of new virus cases recorded in one day in the state.
At least 181 people have died from the virus in Tennessee.
Republican Gov. Bill Lee will allow restaurants in most of the state to reopen dine-in service Monday, while retail stores may reopen in-person shopping Wednesday. The governor has said gyms, salons, barbershops and other close-contact shops will likely reopen later in May.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks. For some, especially older adults and those with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness and be life-threatening.
Follow AP coverage of the pandemic at https://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak
- Coronavirus Timeline: TN Dept. of Education announces second phase of partnership with PBS to keep kids learning
- CHART: Tennessee Department of Health’s count of coronavirus cases by day in state
- Manufacturer issues statement after Tennessee halts distribution of face masks
- Tennessee stops handing out chemical-treated masks
- Gov. Lee announces new $200 million small-business relief program
- Coronavirus in Tennessee: Knox County reports biggest 1-day spike in new COVID-19 cases
- Gilead says drug helped moderately ill coronavirus patients
- Nearly 26,000 nursing home COVID-19 deaths reported to feds
- Coronavirus in Tennessee: TDH reports 23,554 COVID-19 cases with 367 deaths for June 1
- 38 Scott’s Strawberry & Tomato Farms employees in Unicoi County test positive for COVID-19
- Lee to require COVID-19 testing at long-term care facilities
- Trust Company of Tennessee donates $30,000 to nonprofits amid COVID-19
- Protests reducing COVID-19 testing, could be ‘giving the virus another head start’
- Coronavirus in Tennessee: Health Dept. stops issuing state masks; active cases in Knox County increase by 159% in a week
- Protests spark virus fears in US; South Korea sees new cases