Hamilton County Has No More Coronavirus Deaths, 17 New Cases; Tennessee Has 13 More Deaths

Friday, May 28, 2021

Hamilton County had 17 new coronavirus cases reported Friday, bringing the total to 45,116. There have been no more deaths from the virus, as the total remains at 499 in the county. 

There are 35 patients hospitalized and 9 in Intensive Care Units. Three more are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID. 

The number of those who have recovered from coronavirus in Hamilton County is 44,281, which is 98 percent, and there are 336 active cases. 

The number of coronavirus cases in Tennessee is at 862,401 on Friday with 303 new cases. There have been 13 more deaths from the virus, for a total of 12,441 State Health Department officials said.

The state currently has 493 people hospitalized from the virus, which is 25 fewer than on Wednesday. Testing numbers are above 7.961 million across the state.

The number of people who have recovered from coronavirus in Tennessee is 845,062, which is 98 percent.

Here are the numbers by county:

Bledsoe County:  2,185 cases, up 5; 11 deaths

Bradley County:  15,192 cases, down 3; 153 deaths

Grundy County: 1,792 cases, down 1; 35 deaths

Marion County: 3,150 cases; 47 deaths

Meigs County: 1,400 cases; 25 deaths

Polk County: 2,107 cases, up 2; 25 deaths

Rhea County: 4,378 cases, up 1; 75 deaths

Sequatchie County: 1,738 cases, up 1; 29 deaths

Knox County: 51,677 cases, up 92; 639 deaths

Davidson County: 90,093 cases, up 13; 949 deaths, up 1

Shelby County: 97,576 cases, up 74; 1,664 deaths, up 3


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