Tennessee Has 15 More Coronavirus Deaths; Now Up To 94; Cases Rise To 4,634; Hamilton County Has 10th Death

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Tennessee has an additional 15 coronavirus deaths - bringing the count to 94, state Health Department officials said Thursday afternoon.

Cases are listed at 4,634 - up from 4,362.

Officials said 505 people have been hospitalized in the state from coronavirus - up from 449.

The state report shows 98 cases in Hamilton County - an increase of four - and an additional death, bringing the local toll to 10. Officials said all of the local coronavirus cases have involved individuals in their 60s or older except for a pediatric death earlier.

Officials said about 50 tests per day are being conducted at the drive through facility on Bonnyshire Drive. The Baylor School lab is processing some 60 tests per day.

The drive through testing center was open four days this week and it is planned for it to go on a five-day-a-week schedule.

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

Marion County is now at 22 cases. It has recorded one death. 

There have been two more deaths at Sumner County (Gallatin) - bringing the total to 20. Sumner has 389 cases - up 13.

Sequatchie County has one case. Grundy is now at 17 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 increased to seven. Polk County still has three cases.

Shelby County has increased to 1,006 cases and is now recording 20 deaths - three more than Wednesday.

There are now 288 cases in Williamson County and three coronavirus deaths.

Knox County, which reports three deaths, is at 157 cases.

Nashville now has 13 coronavirus deaths following the death of a 73-year-old man.


Johnathon Defore Charged In Slaying Of Michael Oldham At Dayton

Police Officer Involved In Serious Crash With Pickup Truck On Highway 153 Near McDonald's

Hamilton County Has Another Coronavirus Death; State Reports 7 Deaths


A 21-year-old Dayton, Tn., man has been charged in the shooting death of Michael Oldham, also 21, on Tuesday. Johnathon Defore was charged with criminal homicide. The incident happened ... (click for more)

Witnesses said a city police car and a pickup truck were involved in a serious crash on Highway 153 on Wednesday night. In the wreck before 7 p.m., the police car struck the truck at the driver's ... (click for more)

There has been another coronavirus death in Hamilton County - the third in two days. The new total is 18. There were 41 new coronavirus cases in Hamilton County, bringing the total to 1,219. ... (click for more)



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Witnesses said a city police car and a pickup truck were involved in a serious crash on Highway 153 on Wednesday night. In the wreck before 7 p.m., the police car struck the truck at the driver's door, it was stated. Ambulances and emergency personnel were at the scene along with other police cars. The wreck was near McDonald's at the Northtowne Center. (click for more)

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