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Tenn. officials report 100 COVID-19 related deaths in 24 hours

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Tennessee marked some troubling new pandemic milestones this week.

State health officials on Tuesday reported a new all-time high 100 COVID-19 deaths in just 24 hours.

The state has reported new records for virus related fatalities three times in the first 8 days of December.

Another grim milestone was reached on Monday. Tennessee has now passed 5,000 total COVID-19 deaths.

It took just three weeks for virus related fatalities to jump from 4,000 to 5,000 dead.

Tennessee recorded its very first coronavirus death on the March 21.

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