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Tenn. health officials confirm 3 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  The Tennessee Department of Health on Wednesday confirmed three more cases of Coronavirus, bringing the five-day statewide total to seven.

Tennessee's first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced by state officials this past Thursday. That case involved a male patient living in Williamson County.

On Sunday, state officials confirmed two more cases, including the first COVID-19 infections in Memphis and Nashville.

The State Department of Health released word of a fourth person diagnosed with the virus Monday.  However, the state revealed only that the patient is a woman and that she lives in Middle Tennessee.

During the first meeting of the state's Coronavirus Task Force Monday evening, Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey announced that, going forward, the state would no longer reveal the patient's county of residence as new cases are announced. She explained that the decision had been made out of concern for patient privacy.

The fifth and sixth COVID-19 cases were revealed Tuesday morning. The Department of Health announcement noted that both are located in Middle Tennessee.

A seventh case was announced Tuesday afternoon. The location and gender of the patient were not included in the announcement.

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