7 More Die Of Coronavirus In Tennessee; Cases Go To 4,362; Hamilton County Has 94 Cases With 49 Recovered

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Tennessee now has 79 coronavirus deaths - up seven since the Tuesday report.

Cases have gone up from 4,138 to 4,362.

Officials said 449 people have been hospitalized in the state from coronavirus.

The state report shows 94 cases in Hamilton County and nine deaths. Of the total cases, 49 have recovered and 27 are still in the hospital. 

County Mayor Jim Coppinger said Chattanooga hospitals had been anticipating getting equipment for rapid testing that can tell in as little as five minutes if a patient has coronavirus. However, he said that equipment has been diverted to other areas. He said it now may be May until the Rapid Test will be available here.

Meanwhile, he said the Baylor School lab is up to 75 tests a day. It has a four-hour turnaround. 

The county mayor said a person who does not have a physician can call the Health Department to discuss the possibility they can still be tested.

He said the testing is going well at the vehicle emissions station on Bonnyshire Drive.

County Mayor Coppinger said local hospitals, after stopping elective surgeries, have some 300 available beds, "so we are in pretty decent shape now."

Bradley County is at 28 cases of the deadly new strain of virus. 

Marion County remains at 21 cases. It has recorded one death.  Shelby County has increased to 912 cases and is now recording 17 deaths.

There have been 18 deaths at Sumner County (Gallatin) with 376 cases. Sequatchie County has one case. Grundy is at 16 cases. Meigs County now has three cases, while Bledsoe County remains at three cases and Franklin County has 17 and one death.

McMinn County has three cases and Monroe County is at six. Polk County has three cases.

There are now 287 cases in Williamson County and three coronavirus deaths.

Knox County, which reports three deaths, is at 148 cases.

Metro Nashville Public Health Department officials announced Wenesday a total number of 1,140 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 65 cases in the past 24 hours. The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 87 years.

Health officials have confirmed three additional COVID-19 related deaths. The deaths occurred in a 48-year old man, a 74-year old man, and a 75-year old man.  There have been a total of twelve (12) deaths in Davidson County.

Forty-five (45) individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 remain hospitalized, and 160 individuals have recovered from the virus. The remaining cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 286 calls on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Total number of Cases: 1,140

Number of Cases confirmed today: 65 


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