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8 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Tennessee on Friday

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This report is no longer current. State health officials are updating the COVID-19 infection numbers daily at 2 p.m. Central Time. Please look for the latest report at WMOT.org/news.  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Staff Report)  --  The state Dept of Health reported Friday afternoon that 26 Tennesseans have now tested positive for coronavirus, up from 18 Thursday.

While a 44 percent increase of eight infections is significant, it is not as dramatic as the doubling of cases reported in the previous 24 hours.

Health officials said Davidson and Williamson Counties lead the state with 10 and 9 cases respectively.

Rutherford, Jefferson and Hamilton Counties saw their first cases reported Friday with one infection each.

The case counts for Shelby, Knox and Sullivan counties remained unchanged from Thursday.

You can find additional information about the outbreak across Tennessee at tn.gov/health and nationwide at coronovirus.gov. Metro Nashville has now set up its own coronavirus response website here.

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