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Nashville's COVID-19 related deaths fell in August, first time since March

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  The number of Nashville residents dying of COVID-19 related complications fell in August, after reaching a record high in July.

Metro suffered its first coronavirus fatality in late March. Since then, a total 239 city residents have died of the illness.

The number of fatalities rose steadily from March through July, when it peaked at 85 deaths. Last month COVID-19 related fatalities dropped to 61 dead, a decrease of 28 percent.

The number of new cases is also falling. Metro reported 44 new infections yesterday. Thirty confirmed cases were reported Monday. You have to go all the way back to the end of May to see daily new case counts that low.

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