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Tenn. officials report 39 COVID-19 cases Sunday afternoon, up 7 in 24 hours

Tenn. Dept. of Health

EDITOR'S NOTE: This report is no longer current.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. (Mike Osborne)  --  The Tennessee Department of Health reported Sunday afternoon that there are now a total of 39 COVID-19 cases statewide, up by seven in the past 24 hours.

The number of cases reported in Campbell, Hamilton, Jefferson, Knox, Rutherford, Shelby and Sullivan counties all remained unchanged.

The new cases are concentrated in Davidson and Williamson counties. Williamson County experienced the largest increase, jumping from 10 cases to 14 in the past 24 hours.

Davidson County saw the number of reported COVID-19 cases increase by three. Officials say one of the Metro Nashville infections was severe enough to require hospitalization, the first such case reported. The ages of the Nashville patients range from 11 to 73 years.

A growing list of Nashville organizations, businesses and institutions have reported coronavirus contacts. WTVF quotes Vanderbilt administrators saying a student who was on campus this past week has since been confirmed positive for COVID-19.

The charter Lead Southeast Middle School is also now reporting a student has tested positive for coronavirus. The Brentwood Family YMCA has closed after it was learned that an employee has a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Mayor John Cooper is recommending several sources for additional information about the viral outbreak Nashville residents should consult. They include the Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line at 877-857-2945, the Metro Public Health Department website, the Tennessee Department of Health website, and the Centers for Disease Control website.

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