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State: Total number of COVID-19 cases in Tennessee reaches 73

Staff Report • Updated Mar 17, 2020 at 3:59 PM

Tennessee now has 73 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Tennessee Health Department reported Tuesday afternoon.

This if up from the 52 total cases in the state on Monday. Most of Tennessee’s cases of COVID-19 are still isolated in middle Tennessee, with Davidson County seeing 42 cases and Williamson experiencing 21.

The vast majority of cases, 51, are among people ages 18-49. Fourteen cases have been reported in the 50-64 age range and six among Tennesseans aged 65 and up. Only one case was reported among children between the ages of 5-17. No cases have been reported among children below the age of four.

Twenty two cases have been identified through tests conducted by the Tennessee State Public Health Laboratory. The rest were identified through other commercial and private laboratories. The state’s public health lab has conducted a total of 352 tests.

The case count by county are as follows:

  • Campbell County: 1
  • Davidson County: 42
  • Hamilton County: 1
  • Jefferson County: 1
  • Knox County: 2
  • Rutherford County: 1
  • Sevier County: 1
  • Shelby County: 2
  • Sullivan County: 1
  • Williamson County: 21
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