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Tenn. COVID-19 new case counts up 129% in 4 weeks

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Tennessee’s health crisis marked new pandemic records for confirmed infections over the last week.

Three of the state’s highest single-day case counts have occurred in the last seven days. That includes an all-time, 24-hour high of just over 3600 infections reported Saturday.

Tennessee’s seven day running average is also marking new highs. It currently stands at 2700 new cases per day. Compare that to the last big surge in late July when the weekly average peaked at roughly 2500 new cases a day.

Metro Nashville reported an all-time record high on Saturday as well, confirming 680 new infections in 24 hours.  

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