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Tennessee official promises more information about COVID-19 cases, including race and ethnicity

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- State Commissioner of Health Dr. Lisa Piercey says Tennessee plans to release more data about confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the next two week.

 

Piercey noted during a press briefing on Tuesday that the state will begin releasing race and ethnicity data for positive cases this week. Cities across the U.S. already reporting the data have noted people of color appear to be disproportionately impacted by the illness.

 

Officials will begin releasing data about infections in Tennessee nursing homes and extended care facilities next week. World of the change came the same day it was learned that a tenth resident of a Gallatin nursing home has died following a coronavirus outbreak there in late March.

 

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