Bradley County added another 13 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday after reaching an all-time high the previous day. On Tuesday, Bradley County added 44 new cases of COVID-19, 40 of which were …
Bradley County added another 13 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday after reaching an all-time high the previous day.
On Tuesday, Bradley County added 44 new cases of COVID-19, 40 of which were confirmed in the Bradley County Jail. According to a release from Sheriff Steve Lawson, 32 inmates, seven corrections officers and one employee were confirmed with the virus. All 32 inmates confirmed with the virus were also asymptomatic, Lawson said.
The Tennessee Department of Health is also reporting a third death in Bradley County. Over a week ago, County Mayor D. Gary Davis indicated he was aware of a third local death due to COVID-19.
Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey has said during the governor’s press conferences that the health department requires a death certificate before confirming and reporting an individual has died of COVID-19 in their daily reports, meaning the health department’s reports are behind in COVID-19 deaths while they await confirmation.
Tennova-Cleveland Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bill Johnson said Thursday morning that the uptick is still relatively small and best measured by the number of hospitalizations. He said as many as nine individuals have been hospitalized recently and seven are currently hospitalized in Tennova's special wing for COVID-19.
Tennessee added an additional 932 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.
In Tennessee, there have been 37,235 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 556 deaths and 24,693 recoveries. An additional 50 people were hospitalized on Tuesday across the state, bringing the total to 2,386 hospitalizations since the first case was reported on March 5.
In Bradley County, 406 individuals have been confirmed with the virus with 263 recoveries and three reported deaths.
Confirmed case totals for Bradley County neighbors include:
• Grundy: 55 cases, 35 recoveries and 1 death;
• Hamilton: 2,176 cases, 1,260 recoveries and 29 deaths;
• Marion: 54 cases, 41 recoveries and 4 deaths;
• McMinn: 192 cases, 141 recoveries and 17 deaths;
• Meigs: 31 cases, 26 recoveries and 0 deaths;
• Monroe: 115 cases, 85 recoveries and 4 deaths;
• Polk: 36 cases, 27 recoveries and 0 deaths;
• Rhea: 257 cases, 231 recoveries and 0 deaths; and
• Sequatchie: 24 cases, 19 recoveries and 0 deaths.
Counties with Tennessee's highest numbers of cases include:
• Bedford: 445 cases, 313 recoveries and 4 deaths;
• Bledsoe: 616 cases, 610 recoveries and 1 death;
• Davidson: 8,062 cases, 5,450 recoveries and 102 deaths;
• Knox: 740 cases, 506 recoveries and 5 deaths;
• Lake: 690 cases, 681 recoveries and 0 deaths;
• Montgomery: 407 cases, 165 recoveries and 6 deaths;
• Putnam: 675 cases, 566 recoveries and 7 deaths;
• Robertson: 722 cases, 440 recoveries and 10 deaths;
• Rutherford: 2,211 cases, 974 recoveries and 33 deaths;
• Shelby: 8,490 cases, 5,743 recoveries and 170 deaths;
• Sumner: 1,231 cases, 528 recoveries and 51 deaths;
• Trousdale: 1,469 cases, 1,365 recoveries and 5 deaths;
• Williamson: 840 cases, 461 recoveries and 14 deaths; and
• Wilson: 658 cases, 378 recoveries and 15 deaths.
According to Johns Hopkins University, as of Wednesday morning, more than 2.3 million individuals in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19, with 121,979 deaths and 656,161 recoveries.
Globally, 9.4 million individuals have tested positive, resulting in 483,207 deaths and more than 4.7 million recoveries, according to Johns Hopkins.
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