No New Virus Deaths In Hamilton County, 54 New Cases; Tennessee Has 2,646 New Cases

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Hamilton County had no new deaths from the coronavirus on Saturday, as the toll remained at 104. There were 54 new cases, compared to 98 on Friday, bringing the total to 11,136.

There were 2,646 new coronavirus cases in the state on Saturday for a total of 226,139.

 

Tennessee had 32 more coronavirus deaths bringing the total to 2,903, state Health Department officials said. 


The state currently has 1,166 people hospitalized from the virus, two fewer than on Friday.

There have been 203,586 people who have recovered from the virus in Tennessee (90 percent).

Testing numbers are above 3.294 million across the state. 

Here are the numbers by county:

Shelby County: 33,754 cases, up 247; 549 deaths, up 1

Davidson County: 29,185 cases, up 252; 325 deaths, up 1

Knox County: 11,559 cases, up 118; 86 deaths, up 1

Bledsoe County:  913 cases, up 8; 4 deaths

Bradley County: 3,341 cases, up 29; 21 deaths

Grundy County: 498 cases, up 10; 8 deaths

Marion County: 670 cases, up 16; 9 deaths

Meigs County: 276 cases, down 1; 4 deaths

Polk County: 458 cases, up 7; 13 deaths

Rhea County: 1,014 cases, up 11; 16 deaths

Sequatchie County: 314 cases, up 8; 4 deaths


Sheriff's Office Warns About Sharp Rise In Car Burglaries

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

Thrasher Bridge Work To Temporarily Close Lanes Over Chickamauga Dam


There is a growing number of car burglaries happening around unincorporated areas of Hamilton County, the Sheriff's Office said. Investigator Brevin Cameron said the most important step people ... (click for more)

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Motorists on Highway 153 across Chickamauga Dam should exercise caution while Tennessee Valley Authority work crews conduct routine maintenance of Thrasher Bridge during the overnight hours of ... (click for more)



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Thrasher Bridge Work To Temporarily Close Lanes Over Chickamauga Dam

Motorists on Highway 153 across Chickamauga Dam should exercise caution while Tennessee Valley Authority work crews conduct routine maintenance of Thrasher Bridge during the overnight hours of Sunday. "Bridge maintenance is necessary to ensure these pieces of vital transportation infrastructure continue to perform safely," officials said. To help minimize traffic disruptions, ... (click for more)

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BBB Identity Protection Day Failure

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